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Re: Reputation and Accountability

by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Jun 12, 2003 at 16:23 UTC ( #265404=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reputation and Accountability

Individual Monks can /ignore anyone they like. No one has to listen to anyone at all if they don't want to, they simply have to issue a /chatteroff. This is explained in Chatterbox FAQ.

Power Users can send disruptive individuals to Borg's Belly so that they cannot "speak" in the chatterbox. See What are PerlMonks Orders?.

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Re: Re: Reputation and Accountability
by chip (Curate) on Jun 12, 2003 at 16:27 UTC
    Yes, yes, this is all obvious. But you're missing the point. How can one tell which of the Power Users /borg'd? How can the reputation for good or bad /borging accrue to the one doing it? It can't.

    Anonymous power leads to abuse, always. The fact that this particular anonymous power is part of a select group whose membership is known doesn't address my point: individual reputation.

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

      If someone is borged, it's temporary (at least until that person shows a history of disruptive behavior).

      What does reputation have to do with it? I've been borged before. Does that matter? Nope. Did it affect my (personal) reputation? Nope. Did it affect the reputation of my nodes? Nope.

      You could always /msg [Power Users] Who borged me? They don't have to respond but they might if you ask nicely.

      If you feel the Power Users are abusing their powers, then it becomes an issue for the gods to deal with.

        And how exactly am I to know which power user to complain about when I petition the gods? I cannot. Thus my petition is of no practical value. Anonymity undercuts reputation systems.

            -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

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