Chat suspension to completely block access to chat features

by Madara Uchiha   Last Updated July 11, 2019 17:24 PM

Currently, chat suspension only blocks access to writing, starring and flagging. However, it does not block access to joining and leaving rooms, or to make (visible) modifications to your chat profile.

If the point is to leave the suspended user with read-only access to rooms, we may just as well have redirected them to the transcript.

What I propose is that chat suspensions act more like the kick-mute feature, completely preventing access to the room (even read/join access), and instead prompting the user to read the transcript if they still wish to have some sort of read access.

Currently, the only way to completely get a user off of chat is for a mod to destroy/delete their main user, which is completely unfavorable.

Can we just have something like the following shown to suspended users when they try to enter chat rooms?

You have been suspended automatically|by a moderator and cannot use chat for N minutes. You can still read the transcript to the chatroom [here]

Answers 2

I'd rather treat suspended users like anonymous ones, allow them to enter chat but don't show the avatar at all. The transcript is not a full replacement for being in the room as it isn't updated live. There is no harm to them being in the chat room apart from exploiting the list of users present in the room to annoy people.

Edititing the profile should be handled like on the main site, which is blocked when suspended.

Mad Scientist
Mad Scientist
August 26, 2015 08:46 AM

I think you're absolutely right. I've never come across a site that allows banned users to continue to access chat facilities and to change their profile in response to what they're reading.

This is clearly an anomaly and should be treated like a bug and fixed asap.

Frankly I'm not even that fussed about offering them a transcript. They can always read what they've missed as and when they return.

August 26, 2015 08:54 AM

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