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Control Panel Location:
The User Banning section of the Control Panel allows you to ban users by IP address, email, or name.
- Access settings: Members
- Members Allowed actions: Ban Members
Specify IP addresses to ban from site registration and login. Use
wildcards to ban blocks of IP addresses. For example,
Each IP address should be placed on a separate line.
You also set what happens when a user with a banned IP address tries to access the site:
- Restrict the user to viewing the site only. They will not be able to submit comments or do anything else except passively view the content.
- Show the user a specific message.
- Redirect the user to another specified site.
Specify email addresses to ban from site registration and login. Use
wildcards for partial email addresses. For example,
*@spammydomain.com. Each address should be placed on a separate
Specify usernames that cannot be used for member accounts, which can be handy for reserving certain usernames for your own use.
Specify screen names that cannot be used for member accounts, which can be handy for reserving certain screen names for your own use.