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RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies

by ivory (Pilgrim)
on Jun 03, 2000 at 05:54 UTC ( #16166=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies

I like the ignore idea much better than the ban idea. Ignoring someone is enough to be able to have a conversation without constant interruption, while giving some people the ability to ban others could result in serious problems like people being banned for asking "stupid" questions that didn't seem all that stupid to them, etc. That's my thought, anyway. Also, do we have nay specifc rules for the chatterbox? If not, then maybe there should be some writen and available, like no profanity, or whatever seems appropriate. Without such guidelines it's difficult to know what will or will not get you in trouble. Obviously good taste is the ultimate guideline, but it might be that some people are not comfortable with profanity while others are... --Ivory
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RE: RE: Chatterbox abuse and possible remedies
by BBQ (Deacon) on Jun 03, 2000 at 19:54 UTC
    I don't think the /ban idea is bad, but the method of delegating ban power could be revised. Delegating the right to impede free speach is serious business. I'd only give it out to monks that have proven to be reasonable and well tempered. I beleive that this has nothing to do with the number of write-ups or XPs. I have seen very XPed monks put down newbies in the chatterbox, and I beleive that wouldn't be a case of /ban. Ignore, maybe!

    Also, any user that does get /ban powers shouldn't be able to ignore, or else s/he might not see a user that s/he has ignored previously is abuseing the chatterbox. just my R$0.02 as usual...

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