I never liked the idea of shadow ban myself, which is why I wanted to make it a plugin and not core. And even the client that commissioned it had lots of problems with their users eventually finding out they were shadowbanned. The fact that they're not around now anymore may give you an idea of that.
I'd like to advise against it, it's not the best policy in the world, but if somebody would like to pay for us to upgrade it (probably 1-2 hours worth, including support for the next couple of minor versions of NodeBB) then, sure.
@pichalite I'm using the latest NodeBB v0.9.3.
I have managed to find a fix by another user: https://github.com/neutrino84/nodebb-plugin-category-sections/commit/ce3ba115a3e6f49912f9a79be415409c73b377a2
This seems to work without issue.
Is there any chance someone could update the Topic Color, Colors, or Blue Posts plugin? Ideally I'd like to be able to color topics (and the text therein) created by individuals of a certain group (being able to set a unique color per group would be ideal but if they were all blue that'd be an acceptable compromise). Topic Color ("Colorify Topics") seems to almost work but there is an issue with selecting the allowed groups to color their topics, and even after finally being able to do so I have been unable to see any effects on my forums using the provided syntax.
Is this simple enough for someone to whip up and do for free?
Oh... See! I would've done complete nonsense if I hadn't asked.
Well, this then is actually a completely different story, indeed. This requires adding an UI element, rather than changing present ones. In fact, it would be reasonable to leave it out of the core overall, as it's matter of taste whether you would want to use it or not.
Are you familiar with the template engine used (templates.js)? I'm not much of a UI guy and if you used it before, I would guess you are familiar with buffer-buttons and how to embed them (HTML/CSS). Maybe you could place those buttons in the (your) theme and I'll provide the needed data from the backend (i.e. plugin).
I really gotta sleep. Needed like 10 minutes for those few lines now. xD
But I'm pretty confident, that this is not too complicated, after all!