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RE: RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies

by Ozymandias (Hermit)
on Jun 03, 2000 at 22:47 UTC ( #16213=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies
in thread Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies

This would work, but I would make one more change; implement the /ban feature now. I agree we don't really need it yet, but we won't know ahead of time when we will need it. However, I think it might be better to use something other than a traditional "ban".

I can think of two possibilities, either of which would work pretty well;

1. Implement a /ban that lasts somewhere between 1 hour and 24 hours. (12 hours?) The /ban can be implemented by any bishop or higher. It's unlikely that any of our bishops will be judged unsuitable; if enough people complained about misuse of the /ban by any specific user, I'm sure vroom would be willing to block that user from the function.

2. Implement the /ban on a voting system. If more than half of the current users (those listed in the "Other Users" box) /ban a user, that user is banned for 1 hour. The ban is short enough that most abusers won't be willing to hang around long enough to keep it permanent; the group here is, I believe and sincerely hope, not rotten enough to be able to implement too many unjust bans, anyway.

What do you guys think?

- Ozymandias


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RE: RE: RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies
by mt2k (Hermit) on Jun 03, 2000 at 22:54 UTC
    If you were to incluse the /ban, as Ozymandias suggests, this is what I think:
    I like his #1 solution, and I think that is actually a GREAT idea.
    But I don't think that second one is suitable.
    You say, "If more than half of the current users (those listed in the 'Other Users' box) /ban a user, that user is banned for 1 hour."
    I notice that often, people tell me that the chatterbox is ut of their view when they have several windows open at once.
    So say there are 10 users logged on, but 6 of them are not using/seeing the chatterbox.
    This would render it impossible to ban a user, because only 4 users would /ban that user.
    But maybe if you were to say if 1/3 of the users /baned a user, THEN ban them.
    Just another one of my opinions :-)

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