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XF 1.4 Override User Privacy Settings w/ Usergroup?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Alteran Ancient, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Alteran Ancient

    Alteran Ancient Well-Known Member

    Let me explain why I want to do this.

    If a user is banned by the conventional means, they lose access to utterly everything, and their profile becomes inaccessible by anyone except those with "bypass user privacy" access. This wasn't good enough for us in most cases, because we have a ban appeal forum to enable banned users to communicate with the forum staff - users get moved to a "Banned Users" group instead. However, this means that the banned user's profile remains open to access and permits users to continue posting profile messages on that user's profile.

    I haven't found a way to change this functionality off the top, so I presume I would need to write a plugin to do this for me?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it would require custom development.
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    You could go into their admin CP profile and manually revoke access to the user's profile to those who cannot bypass user privacy. If they're later unbanned, either revert what you did and change them back to what the user had or let the user know so they can change them back to the way they had them.

  4. Alteran Ancient

    Alteran Ancient Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I have ended up doing in some cases.

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