Suggestion Browsing forum when banned/suspended

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by blujay, Jan 2, 2016.

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  1. blujay
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    This is just a suggestion and I know somethings are limited by forum software.

    I am wondering if instead of not allowing users to do anything if it would be possible to allow them to browse the forum but just not post or link. I know this can be done with a lurker but sometimes you are automatically signed in when you are on a browser so you just sit there.
     
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  2. p1ngpong

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    Its part of the punishment, especially for banned members.
     
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    Alright. Makes sense I guess
     
  4. Voxel

    Voxel u wot

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    That's called being a guest user.
     
  5. blujay
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    But guest users can't like and
     
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    Really.

    That's too bad we're not smart enough to get around that glitch.
     
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    I got around it. It isn't that hard. But I used an alternate browser which sucks (cough MS Edge cough)
     
  8. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    well, its not like you can't just get any other alternative browser, switch a profile or delete cookies and log in data to prevent being logged in automatically
     
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    Why do you have your browser remember your passwords? You could have just disabled that feature in your browser for gbatemp while you were banned, then you could have used your regular browser. In your first post you said it's a limitation of the forum software, but it's not, it's you having your browser sign you in automatically is what caused the problem.
     
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    Look, we aren't here to talk about how I run my electronics and what my preferences are. This isn't a tech support thread so if you wish to say something speak about the topic and say something everyone can benefit from.
     
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    If you are IP banned then use a Proxy or VPN.

    If you are username banned then clear your cookies and/or browser data to log out.
     
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    I doubt he was IP banned if it was just a temporary ban.
     
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