It would be nice to see “Suspended” and “Blocked” user excluded from the username auto-complete.
From a long list of historically banned / suspended users…
… sometimes another user mentions the banned or suspended users accidentally whilst meaning to mention an active user.
Or at the very least they should be differentiated from “normal” users.
We used to do this, I thought. I am not sure blocked users should be unmentionable though, but suspended users. And staff would need to be immune. Are you sure that giant list of caveats is worth the hassle?
It doesn’t need to be a long list of caveats if they’re just differentiated from the rest like @zogstrip suggests. Maybe a red-ish background and an icon or just the words “suspended/blocked” on a newline.
There are many valid reasons for mentioning a user after they’ve been blocked, like you’re talking about the events that led to the blocking, so we shouldn’t be completely hiding it anyhow.
My experience is that there is no-need for non-staff to mention suspended or blocked users.
Even for admin staff the need diminishes to near zero for long term suspended or blocked users.
I’ll have a look since I’ve been working on autocomplete stuff recently.
Probably fine if it can be limited to staff and admins can autocomplete blocked / suspended users. Visually they should be greyed out or similar…