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LAM - Ban From Thread
Mod Version: 4.1.3.1, by mawby (Coder) mawby is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.2 Rating: (10 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 114
Released: 04 May 2011 Last Update: 06 May 2011 Downloads: 392
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This product will allow you to ban someone from a thread so they cannot reply to it or, depending on the configuration, they cannot even view its contents.

On my site we have some people who like to stir things up when they see threads about a certain subject. Their replies aren't worthy of an outright ban but they can be very annoying and disrupt the flow of the thread. Rather than leaving up to the moderators to keep deleting the posts and warning the poster, this product puts a stop to the problem by allowing moderators to lock people out of a thread as needed.

As of version 4.1.3.1 it is now possible to specify user groups that can use this product even if they don't have moderator rights over the forum the thread is in. It is also possible to quickly unban people who have already posted to the thread. And there is a new option to allow bans to be set at the forum level.

Tapatalk Users - Please see this important note about Tapatalk support.


Installation
  1. Download the attached .xml file
    product-LAM_BanFromThread.xml
  2. Install the product
    AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Add/Import Product -> Import Product
  3. Edit the "FORUMDISPLAY" template

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

  4. Edit the "SHOWTHREAD" template

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    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.



Configuration

There are various configuration settings that allow you to customise how this product works...



Thread Creation Bans Enabling this allows the thread creator to specify a list of banned users as the thread is being created. This is the only time a non-moderator is able to ban someone from a thread and the following option will appear if enabled...



Show Banned Users Enabling this will display a banner at the top of the thread listing all of the users who are banned from that thread, for example...



Show Banned Users (Mods Only) Enabling this will display the same banner as above but only if the person viewing the thread is a moderator of the forum the thread is in.

Prevent Viewing Enabling this will attempt to stop the person who is banned from a thread from being able to view the contents of that thread. If they attempt to open the thread, or view the preview text, they will get...




Logout Protection This works in conjunction with the "Prevent Viewing" option, and enabling this will prevent users not logged into your forums from being able to view the thread if anyone is banned from it. This is to stop someone who is banned from a thread simply logging out of your forums to bypass the ban by viewing the thread as a guest.

Allow Forums Bans This allows users to be banned from a forum. Once ban they cannot reply to (or view if "Prevent Viewing" is enabled) any thread in that forum. They will also be prevented from creating new threads in that forum. This setting wont propagate down to sub-forums. There is no forum banner showing who is banned at forum level, however all forum level bans will appear in the thread banner (if enabled) when viewing a thread in that forum.

User Groups Optional comma separated list of user group IDs who will have access to this products functionality even if they don't have moderator permissions over the thread. This option will also restrict which users can use the "Thread Creation Bans" feature.


Example

If a moderator wants to ban someone from a thread then they have two options...



The option under the "Moderators Tools" menu will ban the users of any selected posts. This allows quick banning of people who have already replied to the thread.

The option under the "Administrative" menu will bring up the following screen which will allow the moderator to enter the names of users they want banned, allowing pre-emptive banning of people you know are going to cause trouble in a thread! This screen is also the only way people can be unbanned from a thread.




Version History

4.1.3.1 - Forum level bans, unban and user group settings (2011/05/04)
4.1.3.0 - Initial release (2011/05/04)

German Translation: http://www.vbulletin-germany.org/sho...Forenbans-quot

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  #61  
Old 31 Dec 2012, 03:05
Phaedrus Phaedrus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
why not creating a testing board with 4.2 and installing the mods you are using?
The dbase is too large for me to copy it and test... I'll have to upgrade my server.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 03:06
Phaedrus Phaedrus is offline
 
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Just an FYI. If you have users using Tapatalk, they can post in threads regardless of thread/forum bans through this modification.

You may also want to have it check against the user creating the thread, you can "ban" yourself from your own threads. I'd not call it a bug... but it just seems odd.
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  #63  
Old 31 Dec 2012, 12:30
[email protected] Alex@bulletin is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
The dbase is too large for me to copy it and test... I'll have to upgrade my server.
huh? You don't need to copy your database. You just need to install the mods you are using on a new installed 4.2 board. They should work even without the database entries from your entire board.
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Old 02 Jan 2013, 00:28
Phaedrus Phaedrus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
huh? You don't need to copy your database. You just need to install the mods you are using on a new installed 4.2 board. They should work even without the database entries from your entire board.
Many of my mods work with the dbase. Testing is most effective if I copy and test. I spent much time making them work right and tweaking them for my board, I need to be able to see the effects correctly. Thanks/Groans is one of them, I wouldn't know that once the numbers of Thanks/Groans gets large the counts stretch beyond the boundaries of the postbit, for example...
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Old 26 Mar 2013, 19:20
mitch84 mitch84 is offline
 
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hi, I can ban a group? thx
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  #66  
Old 26 Mar 2013, 19:32
[email protected] Alex@bulletin is offline
 
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hmm not with this hack. as you can see the developer has not been online for a long time now.
But I think it won't be a hard job for a coder to change the hacks source code, so banning usergroups gets possible.
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Old 18 Apr 2013, 11:19
RaiinbowEyes RaiinbowEyes is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
I can't find the code in the templates.. the code does not even look like the same format in the template as it does in the instructions. I'm guessing this is because I'm using v4.2.0. Is there any way to make this mod work for v4.2? I could solve nighmarish issues on my forum with this mod, so please, if anyone can help me please let me know!
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Old 11 Sep 2013, 04:33
Bubble #5 Bubble #5 is offline
 
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Question

It says "Thread Creation Bans Enabling this allows the thread creator to specify a list of banned users as the thread is being created" but how is a thread creator supposed to look into the future and know who is going to disrupt a thread? Wouldn't it make more sense to allow the thread creator the option to click on a person in the thread and ban them that way, after they start causing trouble in the thread?
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  #69  
Old 12 Nov 2013, 12:46
Pocket Aces Pocket Aces is offline
 
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Is there another mod similar to this with selected forum functionality?
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Old 13 Mar 2014, 22:54
Barcham Barcham is offline
 
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I guess no one has done any further work on this mod? It would really be useful for my forum if it worked on 4.2.2.
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Old 14 Mar 2014, 14:56
Barcham Barcham is offline
 
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Well I gave it a shot, nothing ventured nothing gained as they always say! I installed the xml and managed to find the proper code to modify and it works great. It's nice to have the banned member listed at the top of the thread and I like having the option to ban members from viewing the thread as well or banning them from an entire forum. Although I would like it if the viewing block was selectable for each user ban instead of a global setting. Along with that, what would make it perfect would be if a PM was sent to the member to notify him he has been banned from a thread, but that can always be done manually.

But overall, it works fine and is a great addition!
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Old 26 Sep 2014, 06:04
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ForceHSS ForceHSS is offline
 
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Got it working on 4.2.2 but there is one bug if you ban a member from a topic any member any topic it will also stop guests from seeing it as well

Last edited by ForceHSS; 26 Sep 2014 at 07:29.
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Old 31 Jul 2015, 18:21
akz645 akz645 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Bubble #5 View Post
It says "Thread Creation Bans Enabling this allows the thread creator to specify a list of banned users as the thread is being created" but how is a thread creator supposed to look into the future and know who is going to disrupt a thread? Wouldn't it make more sense to allow the thread creator the option to click on a person in the thread and ban them that way, after they start causing trouble in the thread?
Exactly...

This is somewhat of a solution:
http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/produ...up-moderators/
Using the Thread Admin option, if you allow the user to be able to 'moderate' others posts, the ban from thread option also appears (as the user will have access to the Moderation Tools).
Inline Moderation has to be set as No, otherwise the password verify page will not be bypassable for non moderators:
Admin CP -> Settings -> Options -> General settings -> Enable Inline Moderation Authentication (No)
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
hmm not with this hack. as you can see the developer has not been online for a long time now.
But I think it won't be a hard job for a coder to change the hacks source code, so banning usergroups gets possible.
^ That would be pretty useful.

"Re-usable Code"
Somebody else could help add these suggestions to the code, if they wanted.
It would be so good if they do...


P.S= I haven't spotted any errors with any of the settings using this plugin.

Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
Got it working on 4.2.2 but there is one bug if you ban a member from a topic any member any topic it will also stop guests from seeing it as well
I didn't get that issue. Based on what the settings say, all of them work exactly as described.

Settings: http://i.imgur.com/L3axDCi.png
Evidence: http://i.imgur.com/7lri6ia.png
If the banned user logs in and tries to reply: http://i.imgur.com/8bVTkFh.png

Maybe you misread the settings or another mod you have installed clashes with it?

Last edited by akz645; 01 Aug 2015 at 00:52.
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Old 27 Apr 2019, 07:57
mito22 mito22 is offline
 
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Nothing for VB5??
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