Help - Task: Delete Bans

About the Task System

The 'Task System' is a feature of Commentics which is able to automatically run scheduled tasks. This allows the script to perform important functions, such as removing old data, which keeps the database efficient and small. The Task System is automatically executed once a day, triggered by your website's visitors.

About this Task

This task deletes old bans from the database. Users are in most cases banned using both a cookie and their IP address. However either method is used to detect the user. Since their IP address is likely to change, and considering that people clear their cookies occasionally, after 30 days the ban will become redundant, therefore wasting needless disk space. The worst consequence of executing this task is that a banned user may be able to post again.