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Footpad: "When a monk sent a message to someone who's /declined them, CB would respond with a comment along the lines of Footpad declined your message."

This should be optional, in my opinion. Such a message communicates to a troll the state of your settings, and there is no sense giving them even small advantages.

One of the good things about /ignore is that it keeps malicious users guessing; they must listen carefully for clues to see who's ignoring them and who's lurking. If there were a way to verify users' settings, a troll would know who not to bother with, and which people who didn't respond to him were actually listening. This would allow him to concentrate his efforts. He could also know when people changed their settings, and try to deduce why.

Okay... so this is getting a little paranoid about chatterbox security. :-) Nevertheless, this sort of choice does have tangible consequences.


In reply to Re: Regarding the Chatterbox by Petruchio
in thread Regarding the Chatterbox by footpad

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