No matter how you look at it, this feature is broken, period. This discussion has been going on now for years.
It should be usergroup permission based, and user decided. With VB I always gave paid members the option to go invisible. With IPB we have the option to allow anyone to go anonymous, no one anonymous, or force all of a certain usergroup to go anonymous if they like it or not.
Why can't we have the feature to ALLOW a user to go anonymous ONLY IF their usergroup is ALLOWED to go anonymous?
This is one "bug" that really annoys me about IPB. Isn't it time you guys updated this?
There are a few users on my forum who keep randomly getting banned from a certain IP address. It is a road runner IP Address and has no reason to be banned.
I have turned off the SPAM service and I try to unban the IP by going to the member('s) in the admin cp, click ban, and unchecking the IP address. The user can access the forum for a moment, then bam, banned! I look at the ban settings again for the user and the IP is checked off again.
What is going on and how can I permanently add the IP to the "good" list?
I have submitted a critical ticket since these members are the core to my community, and I am hoping someone can help me very soon!
There was no attitude until now. You are not forced to fix anything. I made a statement, not a demand, you could have simply said "No." Us forum owners get fed up with the attitude of some contributors and your arrogance. So if you're done complaining about my supposed "attitude" I will thank you now for fixing the plug in, and be on my way.