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So we can ban ourselves now?



  • I just noticed this extra new item:

    !http://i58.tinypic.com/5mx2br.png(ban)!

    Banning apparently doesn't work, because when I clicked to see what happens:

    bq. Notice
    The following errors were encountered
    There is no content to display on this link or it has restricted access.

    It does look like a website bug.



  • Never mind :)
    i misunderstood your post at first.


  • Moderators

    Well, a bit of masochistic katharsis does not hurt, eh?

    Sure looks like a bug.



  • Hi all,

    Tero Kojo is investigating the banning features of devnet due to frequent spamming activities in the past month.

    Normally this should be visible/accessible to moderators only.

    @utcenter i will ban you as you were trying to do so... Just kidding ;-)

    Eddy



  • status update:

    I did a test with a new user i made myself and the banning works great already : the user is removed and all post made by the user also.

    So we have some cool weaponry now against the spam hobbyist.

    Thanks to Tero Kojo!

    Please be patient about the ban link visibility. It shouldn't be there for all users.


  • Moderators

    Nice, good to know. Manually removing all spam threads was mightily cumbersome and boring ;)



  • [quote author="sierdzio" date="1398270448"]Nice, good to know. Manually removing all spam threads was mightily cumbersome and boring ;)[/quote]

    Yeah, and we are all here to have fun ;-)



  • [quote author="Eddy" date="1398269211"]
    @utcenter i will ban you as you were trying to do so... Just kidding ;-)
    [/quote]

    I did not expect to get banned really, the odds of this feature being a bug and actually being functional in banning was estimated to be very slim. So I decided to click :)



  • @utcenter
    Thanks for reporting and keeping an open eye on issues you see!

    Luckily for you my intuition told me to use a new test user to ban ;-P



  • @utcenter yep, looks like you can see the link on your own posts. It's an unintentional side effect :)

    The templates used here don't have a proper tag for identifying a moderator, so I used the tag for a person that can edit the post/reply. Which means that it shows up for the author as well.

    Of course normal users can access the ban page, and there is a safety switch in place for moderators so they don't ban themselves. I'll try to wrap my head around the tags and code used to make the link disappear from your own posts.

    Anyway having proper banning in place brings more power to the community.



  • Thanks again Tero

    2+



  • BTW I still have a "ban" link under my profile pic, still not fixed?



  • No, harder to change that I thought :/
    I'll probably have to figure out how to add it only to user groups, but that seems like a bowl of spaghetti to me.

    Let's see if I have some time after the Contributors' Summit, that's eating my time right now :)


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