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Add-on Silence user

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by tosiabunio, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. tosiabunio

    tosiabunio Member

    Add-on that allows marking a specific user and hide his post from the view for other users but not for him. The silenced users isn't aware that he is silenced, but other users are free from him annoying them.

    Only posts posted after silence has been enabled are affected. Lifting the silence ban doesn't show those post ever again - this actually should be a flag added to posts not to the user.

    The intention of this plugin is to discourage users from participating in the discussion without an outright ban.
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I like the idea. I'll get back to you.
  3. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Tachy goes to Coventry?

    It would be a good feature inbuilt to the core.
  4. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

  5. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    The thing with something like this is you are not addressing the actual issue at hand. Banning or warninings seem to be a far better idea at least the member knows that their actions are not acceptable to the forum.
  6. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    It's a different thing. It isn't a replacement for banning.

    The point of this is a bit like the discourage user, it can put people off that you want to just go away and not ban. I've banned people only for them to then try to rejoin or cause a nuisance.

    I think this can be a useful feature.

    Some people do work it out if they discover their posts are there when they are logged, but not there when logged out.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
  7. Case

    Case Active Member

    With the force-ignore suggestion posted you also get the 'Reveal ignored posts' (or whatever the phrase is) link at the bottom of threads. That would make it obvious someone is being ignored which could confuse people.
  8. TeflonDon

    TeflonDon Well-Known Member

    I commented that line out of the thread view template.
    Case likes this.
  9. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  10. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly Tachy goes to Coventry was actually created because a user kept circumventing bans and other built in moderating functions.
  11. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    You mean it was made for one naughty member called Tachy? Brilliant!
  12. tosiabunio

    tosiabunio Member

    Yes, global ignore is something I was looking for. I will try Force Ignore plugin as a workaround, but I would prefer the solution that is invisible to all users in order to prevent other informing the one ignored that such ignore is active. Also I would like to give this power to my moderators not just admins.

    Okay, after 30 minutes of Forced Ignore in action I have the first user complaining to me that he has someone ignored and cannot un-ignore him. Then someone else posted this publicly naming ignored user. This is definitely something I would like to avoid - global ignore shouldn't be communicated to anyone.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
    Crazy-Achmet and Case like this.
  13. Poindexter

    Poindexter Active Member

    This would be exactly what I want.
  14. todobetas

    todobetas Member

    I'm looking for this feature, I had it on my old VB and it was very usefull. The name of this feature in VB is "Global Ignore" and it is extremly usefull for my big board.

    Now I migrate to xenforo and I miss this feature a lot.

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