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Re: Re: Reputation and Accountability

by chip (Curate)
on Jun 12, 2003 at 16:27 UTC ( #265406=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Reputation and Accountability
in thread Reputation and Accountability

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

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Re: Re: Re: Reputation and Accountability
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Jun 12, 2003 at 16:36 UTC

    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

        You don't need to know who did it. Remember, it's not your place to deal with the offender. Just give the gods all of the details. You could list the members of Power Users who were visible, the time it occurred, the length of time that you were borged and possibly a transcript of the conversation.

        They should be able to check the logs to find out who is responsible so that it can be dealt with privately.

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