Suggestion Regarding banned members..

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Seriel, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Seriel
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    Hey there!

    Currently, when a member is banned, their profile and avatar is deleted. I like the whole deleting avatar idea, not many forums have that.
    My question is, is it possible for their signatures to be removed too?

    Apologies if this is a bad idea for a thread, feel free to close it or w/e.
     
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  2. Sliter

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    I think it coud be a "filter" (like Facebook stuff" that shows the avatar but with the " banned" on it hahah
    well idk, why do you want the signature removed as well?
     
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    I agree with you here.

    Deleting the signature wouldn't be a waste.
     
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  4. porkiewpyne

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    To be frank, I don't see why we need that. The only time I would see that being useful is if the sig is offensive but proper action would already have been taken prior to the banning anyway.
     
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  5. Jekuma

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    Eh... I don't see the need for it really. I find it unnecessary to do and like what Porkie said: It should only be done if the sig was found to be offensive. I also don't get why removing one's avatar when they were banned a good thing as well....
     
  6. ComeTurismO

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    Although there's not a problem with this, sure it can happen; but it can also be pointless. The banned user won't be posting again, threads either move on in posts and pages; or they just die out, which contains posts of a banned user. You won't be seeing the post or signature again after threads go through their natural courses.
     
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  7. squee666

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    if anything they should remove the signature and avatar and not delete the option for people to view profiles.

    For the sole reason of tracking posts/threads. I mean when you know *banned person* has posted in a thread you are looking for but cant find or dont know the title you cant really go on their profile history.
     
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  8. Joe88

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    you can still search for said user's posts via the forum search function (name must be typed in manually as banned members won't come up in auto suggest)
    as you can see here, one the the recent banned members http://gbatemp.net/search/24326055/
     
  9. zoogie

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    You can avoid their signatures by just putting them on ignore. Yes, ignore even works after a member is banned.
     
  10. vayanui8

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    If there's anything I'd like changed about that system its that their profiles become unavailable. I like viewing the shit they posted beforehand
     
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  11. VinsCool

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    Same here haha
     
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  12. squee666

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    Error the requested search cannot be found :D
     
  13. Joe88

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    I guess my search link doesnt work for other people
    in any event just go here http://gbatemp.net/search/?type=post and type their exact user name in the posted by member box and hit search
     
  14. WeedZ

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    I fully agree with this. Had this issue a couple times myself.
     
  15. BORTZ

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    I havent used the ignore feature for a long while on Xen, but AFAIK, it doesn't work the way I would expect it to. You have seen posts that get removed by a mod right? With our old software (RIP IPB 2002-2012) the ignore function would condense ignored user posts to something that looked like that. As a mod, you can open up and look at ignored posts with a few clicks.

    When I used the Xen ignore feature, it just removed posts completely, no trace of the poster at all, which mentally messed with me. I would enter a thread with no OP or people talking to themselves. So I can see why someone might not want to ignore someone anymore.