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in reply to Re^3: Blocking users
in thread Blocking users

Ignore the troll, and the fun goes away. Starving a troll is one of the most effective ways to get rid of it.

See also http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2011/06/suspension-ban-or-hellban.html

Alexander

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Re^5: Blocking users
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Jul 21, 2011 at 15:49 UTC

    Using deception to combat annoyance is a mistake. It makes your site and network look like garbage; fake random errors and dial-up load speeds. A user who has been accidentally or wrongfully punished cannot know what's going on and has no recourse or process of appeal. Anti-transparency; essentially lies. Terrible, juvenile choices.

      It's also pointless, especially here, where someone can post anonymously or just create a new account. Here at PM, the best option we have is to ignore the troll. And I personally do not have a problem if Monks use some web magic to make that easier. For me, i will still see a node is there, just not the contents unless I drill down into the message. Specifically, this is the code I'm using in my display settings:
      tr.pmnote-<monkid_goes_here> { display: none; }

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Re^5: Blocking users
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 21, 2011 at 14:27 UTC
    For anyone who promoted "hellban" or "invisban", see Anonymous Monk. For anyone who promoted actually banning not something called "banning" that doesn't actually ban, see "the internet" (and Anonymous Monk and Create a new user). And/or see your brain (that is, use it).