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Not Planned Shadowbanning

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by CollinL, May 6, 2015.

  1. CollinL

    CollinL Member


    If you don't know what shadowbanning is, see this Wikipedia article. I have a few very malicious users on my forum who continue to make alternate accounts (they bypass the mod queue with VPNs) and harass my users and staff. I have tried everything -- even banning the hostnames of their VPNs (with add-ons), but they just keep coming back. I think I could hold them off a lot longer with shadowbanning. There are a lot of reasons why I would like to see shadowbanning implemented, but this is perhaps the most pressing.

    I've seen other threads recommending this or an add-on for this, but they never came to fruition.(https://xenforo.com/community/threads/hellbanning.44903/) (https://xenforo.com/community/threads/hellbanning.91645/)

    I would really appreciate it if this were implemented and I think it could make banning much more effective. Thank you for your time.
    Ridemonkey and Kintaro like this.
  2. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    Great suggestion!!
    I'd love to have this.
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Are shadowbanned posts visible to guests ?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    While this is potentially very useful, it's almost impossible to properly manage in our use case so it's unlikely to happen for various technical reasons. Major problems involve the reply counters and last post information, along with our internal approach to post numbering (which is a huge performance benefit).
  5. CollinL

    CollinL Member

    Okay. Thanks for the information.

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