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XF 1.1 Permitting banned users view their PMs?

Akela

Active member
#1
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.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
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.
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#3
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.
 

Carlos

Well-known member
#5
You can disable the full text in notification emails.
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.
 

Akela

Active member
#6
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.
Yes, this is what I ended up doing.

You can disable the full text in notification emails.
It must be disabled already, because the notification emails are almost blank.