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Member Discouragement 1.0.0


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This plugin will subject your troublesome users to random errors, delays, redirects etc with the aim of making them leave your forum and never come back. Imo this is is better than banning them.


To install this plugin, log in to your Admin Panel, go to System->Plugins, click the Install New Plugin button and import the plugin 's xml file.


To configure it, click the Edit button of the newly installed plugin and you will be taken to the plugin 's Settings.


Enable Plugin. (This will enable/disable the plugin.)

Discouraged Members Ids. (Enter the id(s) of the member(s) that you want to discourage from visiting your forum. Multiple ids must be separated with commas(,). )

Minimum Loading Delay (seconds). (This field holds the percentage of minimum delays of forum loading.)

Maximum Loading Delay (seconds). (This field holds the percentage of minimum delays of forum loading.)

Blank Page Chance. (This field holds the percentage of displaying blank pages.)

Off Line Error Page Chance. (This field holds the percentage of displaying the off line page and message.)

Redirection Chance. (This field holds the percentage of random redirections.)

Redirection URL. (This field holds the url for the random redirection. If left blank, members will be redirected to the forum index page, no matter what links they will click. Like a sort of loop if you will.)



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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Good idea. Do you have any recommended settings to start with? Something just annoying enough? Not to obvious, but enough to drive somebody crazy?

A day later (following some testing).

This does exactly what it says. Excellent addition to the administrator's arsenal. One thing I would like would be the ability to escalate. Start small with abusive users and gradually increase. Or if there were 2-3 different settings with different parameters and apply different obstacles to different users.

Either way, still a great tool!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great tool.

Please code it so we can Discourage by IP address and also be able to use the tool from the front end of the site and not only in admin CP



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Eric BXL

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

I just installed this plugin and tested it with a new "fake" member that I registered.

It is an amazing tool, handy to annoy a member who refuses to use my community as per the rules.

Rating this 5 stars!

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