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XF 1.1 Permitting banned users view their PMs?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Akela, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Akela

    Akela Active Member

    Is there a way to permit banned users to view their existing PMs?

    I just realized that my test account, banned as a result of a warning, receives a PM with the explanation but cannot actually view it, as it is locked out of all the PMs.

    The ban reason shown to the user (if they are auto-banned as a result of a high number of warning points received) says simply "Rules Violations".

    All they receive is an email notification of a PM received. Without a way to actually see that PM to find out why they were banned, they are in the dark until their warning point expire.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no way to selectively allow access for banned members.

    Rather than ban, you could use a warning action which places them into a user group which has all permissions removed.
    That way they would still be able to read their conversations.
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    They can, however read the PM's through e-mail receipts. Every time you PM/PC someone, the software sends you a receipt of "delivery." So either way, you're getting your message across.
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    You can disable the full text in notification emails.
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    That's not what the OP is looking for, tho. He/She is looking for a way to allow a Banned user to read a PM/PC. So, these full-text notification e-mails may be what the doctor ordered - mostly because if I was a banned user, I'd want to know why I was banned - so reading these e-mail notifications, I got what I want or need.

    Every time I ban someone, I send them a PM/PC to show them what they did wrong. And I can ban them without worry because the e-mail notification is there already.
  6. Akela

    Akela Active Member

    Yes, this is what I ended up doing.

    It must be disabled already, because the notification emails are almost blank.

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