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toggling private messages? [message #16707] Fri, 13 February 2004 08:17 Go to next message
Olliver   Germany
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I wonder whether it would be useful to have a toggling flag for granting or revoking the ability to send private messages of particular persons. This finegrainig seems to me useful in the event we don't want to turn off private messaging in general, because people may send confidental informations to the admins or moderators, similiar to the forum here.

I could imagine this as a nice feature for configurations where a new member of a forum doesn't get the full user rights at once but only if he didn't behave in a offending manner (call it "trial" if you want so).

Or the other way round, you could disable private messaging in general, but explicitly allow it for admins, moderators or any other person (Similiar to "opsay" in IRC)

Another field could be to temporarily take the right away if someone used it in an abusive way. I know we got the ignore feature, but sometimes we don't want to wait until each of the members got an offending message first. While warnings may not really be useful in all cases this could immediately stop abuse and give the offender some time to get back to normal.

Similiar to toggling e-mail confirmation this feature could be implemented in a way that it has to explicitly set if it should do anything else but the default behavior.

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Re: toggling private messages? [message #16867 is a reply to message #16707] Tue, 24 February 2004 19:37 Go to previous message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Added in CVS (in addition to ability to disable signatures on a user by user basis).

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