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Not planned Shadowbanning

#1
Hello,

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.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
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
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).
Okay. Thanks for the information.