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    User Management ideas

    I'm making a site thats got admins, registered, and guests.

    What i would like is some idea's of ways of "managing" these visitors.

    Ive only got like 2 so far:

    - Disable acount (Ban..)
    - IP Ban

    what others things are there to do?

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    Change their name, change their access levels, change their profile, limit their activity, delete account

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    Change password and email.
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    Changing ANYTHING stored in the Database. Password, Email, Bio, Anything and Everything.

    Admins, have the ability to change other stuff, such as access levels, etc.

    The server, will automatically update their IP, etc.

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    OK thanks for all the replies.

    What would be the method used to ban a user for a certian amount of time?

    would it be:

    -Let the admin type the users name in
    -Let the admin select how many days the user should be banned for
    -Take a timstamp now
    -Add ($timestamp + ($days x 24)) to get unban at time
    -query the DB to do all the checks

    is that it?

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    One thing to note is that depending on how your site will work, using levels such as admin, or guest..etc may not be as flexible as you would like it. I currently use a system based on levels but am in the process of changing it because it seems there is a need to let certain registered users access to one or two of the admin functions.. etc. I think a permission based system is more ideal, and if you really like having general user levels then you could apply that as a layer above the permission basis and if you need finer controls of your users have an advanced control panel where you can change specific access. Just something to consider.
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    Yeah thats a good point, but for this i dont think its really needed. Its for a clan (internet team), so all it really needs to tell the difference between is the admins (team members), and if ur logged in or not.

    Good idea if it was a more complex site tho

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    OK ive made it so the users account can be banned perm or banned for x amount of days. But i just want your opinions here...
    Say the user was an admin, and u banned him for 2 weeks... when his ban was up should his user level be returned to admin? so he can do what he did wrong again, or set it to the lowest possible user level, so he can only browse the site/use the shoutbox?

    I think its best to put him to a normal user, and then the admin could always up him up if needed. What do u guys think?

    Gareth

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    I don't really see a need for banning an admin. If they are an admin you would hope someone whom you do not trust wouldn't become one, however in the event something does happen I'd say you already have a system in place. Just bump them down to registered or guest (take away their admin powers) and if further incidents occur take action on banning them. However if you would like to ban an admin, then yes I'd say set their level to something other than admin before they are unbanned. It's like in IRC. If two ops are fighting and on of them kicks the other, as soon as the other admin comes back you can bet there will be retaliation.
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