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Started by njtweb, July 27, 2020, 09:43:51 AM
Quote from: shadav on July 27, 2020, 10:44:08 AM so you want the user to be able to continue to post but not have anyone be able to see their postsoh back in the day when I was a mod on a specific forum, we would have had so much fun with such a mod we tended to ban each other (the staff) for a day just for fun, leaving funny notes on the ban and on a chat site I used to admin we would mute each other out of boredom :p just curious why not just revoke their posting permissions, or put them on post approval?I'm sure that there should be a way to run a db query to set all users to ignore that userer......just re read, it is a guest not a registered member.....I am not sure that that is possible.....
Quote from: Arantor on July 27, 2020, 11:41:14 AMDoes the user have a consistent IP address? Does that overlap with anyone else? Because if either is even occasionally true, this ends really badly really quickly.Also, this is actually a really complex job to do in SMF's codebase to do it everywhere.
Quote from: SychO on July 27, 2020, 12:17:59 PMI prefer the ignoring approach then banning, you ban them they know they were banned and might decided to try working around the ban and then coming back even more toxic. On the other hand, having an option like the OP described would be more of a peaceful solution, the user might just get tired of feeling ignored and decide to completely stop posting.
Quote from: njtweb on July 27, 2020, 01:33:00 PMQuote from: SychO on July 27, 2020, 12:17:59 PMI prefer the ignoring approach then banning, you ban them they know they were banned and might decided to try working around the ban and then coming back even more toxic. On the other hand, having an option like the OP described would be more of a peaceful solution, the user might just get tired of feeling ignored and decide to completely stop posting.This guy doesn't quit. I'm using a mod which I bought outside of SMF called Miserable Users, another old vBulletin mod. This mod is very useful for those who do eventually give up. But, if you keep trying enough times you will eventually get back to the site, which is what this guy does. I don't want to ban him because I know he'll come back on a different device. I'd much rather let him post as he pleases, not knowing they're blocked. He's not smart enough to figure it out.
Quote from: live627 on July 29, 2020, 03:16:33 AM@njtweb have you tried a post ban?
Quote from: Arantor on July 29, 2020, 09:35:21 AMCopy the IP address from there and put it in the "add new ban" screen?
QuoteBut that's banning them from posting entirely, not specific posts.
Quote from: vbgamer45 on July 29, 2020, 11:55:29 AMDo you just want the same behavior as SMF does with the ignore function? Or completely hide the post from all areas?