[Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

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[Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by Knight Rider Info » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:55 am

Hi guys,

My suggestion is, to implement a feature in phpBB3 that lets an Admin or Moderator change the length of a ban without unbanning the user and banning them again.
Along with that feature, if the ban length is changed an email should automatically be sent, to the user, stating that there ban length was changed to [Whatever the new length is]

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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by Jessica. » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:14 pm

I support

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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by MichaelC » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:05 pm

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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by imkingdavid » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:57 pm

Would the adjustment add onto the current ban or would it simply be changing the end date? EDIT: to clarify, would it add the full adjusted length to the end of the current ban length, or would it simply change the end date to the new length?
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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:35 am

Either way as long as the choice is explained in the UI.
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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by brunoais » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:04 am

I'm ok with that.

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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by 1982 Charger » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:33 am

imkingdavid wrote:Would the adjustment add onto the current ban or would it simply be changing the end date? EDIT: to clarify, would it add the full adjusted length to the end of the current ban length, or would it simply change the end date to the new length?
I believe the idea of this suggestion was, for example let's say a user is banned for 7 days.
This change would allow a Moderator to change the length, to 1 month, and it would be like banning the user all over again.
It would change the expiry date, but it would not add to the current ban length.
So the old ban was 7 days, and after changing the ban length, it would be one month.

And an automated email would be dispatched to the user, stating their ban length has been changed.

Example:

You are receiving this email because an Administrator or Moderator has changed your ban length from {OLD_EXPIRY_DATE} to {NEW_EXPIRY_DATE}

Thanks,

The Management


The {OLD_EXPIRY_DATE} and {NEW_EXPIRY_DATE} are just examples and would be replaced with the correct item.

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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by Pony99CA » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Does phpBB currently send E-mail to a user when he is banned informing him of the ban length? If not, there's no reason to send an E-mail when the ban length is changed.

Does phpBB currently show a banned user the length of the ban if they try to log in? If so, maybe we change the message to indicate that the length of the ban was increased or decreased; otherwise there's no need to notify him at all (other than maybe changing the ban reason to indicate that).

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Re: [Suggestion] Ban Length Adjustment Feature

Post by 1982 Charger » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:11 am

phpBB does not currently send a user any emails at all, when a user has been banned, I believe.
When trying to log into, a banned account, it gives them an information page, saying how long they're banned for, to contact the board admin for more info, the ban reason, and on the bottom it italics how the ban was issued: Username, IP Address, or Email

I believe.
I'm not familiar with phpBB, but I got this info from a friend who has a phpBB Board, and is registered, on a phpBB Board, and has seen the banned screen at least once

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