Improvements to ban reason in signature

Matt Derrick

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Just a quick announcement to let folks know that I have improved the way ban reasons are displayed in the offending user's signature:

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This should hopefully make it easier to read, as well as providing a link to our new section, Den of the Banned. Unfortunately the link is not dynamic (i.e. directly linking to the thread in question) but only links to the forum section itself, since I don't currently have a way to make that work. But at least this way folks can easily click the link and find the appropriate thread in that forum.

Note that this is a generic message that appears in the signature area of all accounts that have been banned from StP; so for accounts that received a ban hammer before that forum was created (about 2-3 weeks ago) there won't be a thread available with details of why the user was banned.

Hopefully this is just another baby step towards making it a little more clear why certain people get banned from the site and eliminate some of that mystery when it happens.
 
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Matt Derrick

Matt Derrick

Nomadologist
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Walla Walla, WA
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Oh I forgot to mention that the ban alert in a user's signature is only viewable on desktop browsers, not mobile. This is because signature blocks are collapsed on mobile devices so pages load faster. I may work on a fix for this in the future but it's not high on my to-do list at the moment.
 

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