So, currently, the ban screen only shows the following message:
And I believe this is not enough information for a good “you’re banned” page.
This is why I believe this page should be redesigned. It feels so “blank” right now.
- Offensive Items: What post(s) caused this ban, so a person can know more accurately what exactly did they do, so in case of an appeal, the banned person can provide more accurate information. Also it will help Moderators and Administrators help with remembering what exactly did they do. One or more posts can be selected, with possible individual reasons for each one.
- Appeal Group and Appeals: A group in the system can have the flag “is_appeal”. This group will:
– Be listed on the ban page under the Appeal button
– Be available to message by Banned users
– Have it’s responses to you shown on the ban page, used for appeal outcomes
– Have a box on the ban page to fill out in case you want an appeal
- Flexible reasons: Each Offensive Item can have it’s reason for why it caused the ban instead of one reason for everything.
Structure of new ban page:
New ban page
Your account has been banned.
This ban has been issued on ISSUE_DATE.
This ban will expire on EXPIRY_DATE.
The following items have caused this ban:
Offensive Item: (Insert the post here.)
Offensive Item: (Insert another post here.)
To get unbanned, please kindly state why you should be unbanned here:
(Insert textbox for appeal here)
Your response will appear here after reviewed.
(Insert response here)
Please post your thoughts about the new suggested page here.