Resolved Is there a user timeout/banned status indicator?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by D.T., Aug 25, 2015.

  1. D.T. macrumors 603

    D.T.

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    As far as I can tell, there isn't when using the desktop/web UI. Am I just missing it? Wouldn't be the first time :D It doesn't [seem] appear under their avatar in a post, or in the popup dialog when you click their avatar/username, or on their Profile Page.

    Someone mentioned there was a status when using Tapatalk (which seemed to confirm what I expected), so it's an available value, it's like it's not in the markup template.

    Since some folks I only know from this board, if they're not responding, I have no other way to contact them (and no idea if they're prevented from responding).

    Thanks!

    DT
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    No, XF doesn't indicate a member's status like VB did. For staff members, we can see who is in good standing and who isn't.

    We are currently in discussions on this very topic on whether we are going to keep it like it is, or find a way to make a member's status visible to everyone, like it was under VB.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Someone mentioned that seeing the "start conversation" link on the little profile preview modal pop-up (not sure if it's on the actual profile page) can be an indicator of sorts as apparently it wouldn't (or shouldn't) be there for someone who is banned or in a time-out.
     
  4. D.T. thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ahh, OK. It _seems_ like it's a handy bit of information if you're waiting/expecting for a reply from another member (whether it's a public thread or private conversation), and it never comes because they've been kicked off.

    (Though honestly, I don't spend too much time talking to folks who are the types of users that get kicked off :) )

    I'll mark this topic as resolved.

    Nice trick. That would make sense from a design/dev standpoint (I'm a developer). Like I said, it apparently is displayed if you use Tapatalk, must be part of the data/JSON/etc., that's sent over via the API to Tapatalk).
     
  5. redheeler, Aug 26, 2015
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    redheeler macrumors 603

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    Wouldn't that also be absent for those who have disabled private messages in the forum preferences? @Rogifan, for example.

    But there is also another trick, although less convenient, discovered on this thread.
     

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