To begin... I just need my ability to block abusive users restored. I need someone with proven expertise who is affordable, because my site is free and does not provide an income, but it is also an active long established site with a lot of users, and I need someone who can do work in one area without mucking things up in other areas.
Please note that three different user-management options were created for me a long time ago, and they were working fine till recently. I had some front end work done, and since then I have been discovering that several things that used to work do not work anymore. Here are the three user management function I'd like restored to begin with: 1) Block user IP - stops user from being able to login and use site, but does not delete any of their stories or comments or prevent them from visiting the site and reading stories. /
I also am supposed to have the ability to 'delete' and 'trash' a user, if necessary. 2) Delete is supposed to delete the user's account, but not their stories. (I generally use this option if user asks to have their account deleted, but I don't want to delete their stories, and I want them to be able to come back and re-register again in the future.) However, it doesn't work, because it deletes their stories too. It also saves their email so they can't register again and they get a message saying 'email already exists' if they try. For delete I just want to delete user account and email, nothing else.
And 3) 'Trash' is supposed to delete account, block user's IP, AND remove ALL their stories/comments from my site. Essentially it is meant to disappear all traces of user from my site and block them from ever coming back.
I don't use these 3 options very often, but when I need to use them I need for them to work the way they were intended.
There are lots of other minor issues, but being able to block someone from access to my site when they are being abusive is the first thing I want to be able to do.