This app will give your staff members (with the appropriate permissions) to ban members from either viewing particular forums or from posting and starting new topics in them.
To set the permissions for groups that will be allowed to ban members from forums, go to your Admin Panel->Members->Forum Ban. There you can select the protected groups as well.
Banning is done in the front end. To ban a member from a forum, go to the forum in question and you will see a new drop down menu added, called: Ban From Forum. There you can also view and manage banned members for that forum.
Members can be banned for a certain periof of time, or permanently.
As a precaution, you can protect certain groups from getting banned from forums.
When you ban a member from a certain forum, you can enter the reason as to why that member is banned from that forum. The reason will be sent to the banned member through a pm. You have the option to make the author of the ban pm to show as a guest, i.e. not recognisable.
Members who have been banned from viewing a forum, will not be able to see the posts from that forum, at the Search or Activity pages.