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RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies

by ZZamboni (Curate)
on Jun 03, 2000 at 00:56 UTC ( #16127=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies

I think the /ignore feature may be inevitable at some time. Although so far we have only had one case (AFAIK) of spamming from masturbator. It may be possible to wait to see if it becomes a real problem. Of course, there's nothing wrong with just having the functionality. Most users will only use it if it is really necessary. Or to ignore maleteen2000

:-) (sorry, I couldn't help it)

Seriously, one thing that might make the /ignore feature more effective is if the user gets a personal message when someone /ignore's him/her. That alone could be a deterrent, to avoid having all those messages on their screen. Also, if someone chooses to /ignore me, I would like to know.

Another possibility would be to automatically /ban a user if more than a certain number of users /ignore him.


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RE: RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies
by mcwee (Pilgrim) on Jun 03, 2000 at 01:53 UTC
    I dunno about auto-banning-- that sounds like it could get out of hand pretty quickly. (I mean, I could be a real putz one day and find myself booted on the basis of one day when everyone just had to ignor my crazy-talk.)

    The Autonomic Pilot

      The Ignore feature is really good. I think if a ban feature would be implemented that it could only be done by a very high level like saints or something. Also that the ban is like a hold period where after a day or to they could try again. And maybe the more they get banned the longer it is in effect.

      Update : It would also be helpful to see who you have on ignore (incase if you want to actually talk to them).

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