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solus

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John, this long time member wishes you the greatest success[es] in all your future endeavors...

The ‘discourage’ feature instituted this Tuesday on my profile at the admin/mod level of control, has truly taken a toll and while extremely disappointed, however, it is after all private property covered by the proprietor’s mandates and their personal whims.

One hopes your maintenance action facilitates a viable corrective action for CoL but this member lacks any insight to a ROI benefit whatsoever if there is truly no semi immediate urgency nor concern as the membership accessibility is controlled in a nefarious manner!

Therefore, i wish everyone the best and let’s keep in touch as we have in the past.

Cheers

[sidebar from 2010 xenforo’s forum, quote:
XenForo has a built in "Discourage User" Option which makes it difficult or impossible for a user to navigate the site. It's similar to the very popular vBulletin mod called "Miserable Users". Basically, navigation slows way down, error messages randomly pop up, and sometimes you end up on pages you don't expect to see. This slows down unwanted visitors and sooner or later they leave, especially if they think the problems are sitewide rather than aimed at them individually. Unquote]
 
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color of law

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On occasion I get an orange flicker (less than a second) in the upper right hand corner when clicking "log In" and clicking my name to log out. Like, it is searching.
 

John Pierce

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On occasion I get an orange flicker (less than a second) in the upper right hand corner when clicking "log In" and clicking my name to log out. Like, it is searching.
I am not sure what that could be. I haven't installed many plugins and have tried to use baseline functionality whenever possible.
 
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The orange flicker is the busy icon.

The log-in issues are not trivial as they are also a symptom of shadow-banning. This coincident with recent discussion of intentionally crippling some users forums experience.
 

John Pierce

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The orange flicker is the busy icon.

The log-in issues are not trivial as they are also a symptom of shadow-banning. This coincident with recent discussion of intentionally crippling some users forums experience.
Lol. Since I am the only admin, I would know if I had shadow-banned anyone.

What do you mean the 'busy icon'?
 
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