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Yesterday after I had gone home for the evening there was some major chatterbox abuse by the always lovable masturbator. Luckily the users here are bright, and crafty with a few possible exceptions and tricked him into revealing his IP and then scared him off with threats of haX0r'ing his machine. Unfortunately as more and more people visit this site the likelihood of similar events increases. Today I implemented an /ignore user /unignore user feature. It's a sad day when this becomes a necessity and some people questioned whether this was necessary after only one incident.

What do you think? Should the ignore feature be left in... should certain users get /ban powers? What do you guys see as the best solution to this problem?

Update: Just to clarify by a /ban feature I was thinking certain users would be able to basically redirect all chatterbox messages by a certain user to /dev/null and probably last for 10 minutes or something like that. It would basically be a system wide /ignore for a set time and that option would only be given to users who I trust with such power.

vroom | Tim Vroom | vroom@cs.hope.edu


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