Well said, neshura
. If a /ban function is implemented, how
can it be enforced? By IP? Proxies make that really hard
to do - I would hate to find myself banned because somebody
else at my VLC was being an ass. By userid? All the person
needs to do is to create another ID and continue in their
While the /ignore faces similar problems, I think a person
is less likely to lash out to people ignoring them than they
are to being banned.
In reference to ZZamboni's later comment, I do not much like
the idea of an automated system deciding when I am banned. That
starts begging for a weird popularity contest.
If a /ban function becomes necessary, maybe we could have it
autoexpire in, say, 24 hours or something? It kind of
enforces a cool-off period and makes whoever wields such power
have to manually enforce a ban of a longer period.
Out of curiousity, if I /ignore somebody, do they stay ignored
until I /unignore them? Does this ignore work only in the
chatterbox or is it more like the ( infamous ) Jon Katz filters
on /. and ignore *everything* from that user?
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