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RFC: brig

by jdporter (Canon)
on Jul 15, 2011 at 21:33 UTC ( #914741=pmdevtopic: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

You know how being /borged prevents one from talking in the cb but doesn't prohibit one from posting... I'm thinking we maybe could use an op of the opposite behavior as well — preventing one from posting (or editing their already-posted nodes), but not stopping them from talking in the cb. (I'd call it the "brig".) Seems to me we could have used this recently. Instead, an all-or-nothing solution was used, and that in turn drove the aggrieved monk to create a new account. What say ye?

I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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Re: RFC: brig (++)
by luis.roca (Deacon) on Jul 15, 2011 at 23:07 UTC
Re: RFC: brig
by ww (Archbishop) on Jul 16, 2011 at 01:20 UTC
    Well, using the cat'o'nine_tails didn't work too well; ++ to both jdporter and luis.roca.

    But, l.r gets the upvotes for presenting an interesting idea with some background info to support it; but not because I favor brigging punitive action without notice. Frankly, I don't see much benefit in keeping a malefactor "happy" or "contented" while being punished. But YMMV (and possibly MM will V some other day).

    OTOH, will brigging someone and then allowing that individual to participate in the CB have a deleterious effect; say, a case where the brig-ee makes using the CB unpleasant with complaints, maledictions and just plain BS?

    Caveats aside, I think jdp's idea is worth implementing.

      Well, in terms of overall/long-term harm/benefit to the community, the ranting which people do in the CB is of no consequence.

        ...UNLESS the ranting paints the CB (and, by unreasonable but quite human extension, PM itself) as a fiefdom of nutcases; as a place where the unpleasantries lead a visitor to write off the site as 'too testy to bother with.'

        As I said before, I like the idea; I hope we implement it, but -- even more -- hope we carefully consider the pluses and minuses. (And, of course, my {dark} notions of possible downsides may be unrealistic.)

Re: RFC: brig (yes)
by tye (Sage) on Jul 15, 2011 at 23:02 UTC

    For sure. (But now I gotta go catch a bus.)

    - tye        

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