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(Guildenstern) Re: New Power Proposal

by Guildenstern (Deacon)
on Jul 26, 2001 at 22:18 UTC ( #100079=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New Power Proposal

Personally I think we can just leave well enough alone. It seems like every time something happens that someone objects to here on PM, there's a meditation saying "we need to limit X", or "why does Y keep happening?". We need to remember that this is an online community and not an online utopia. Things will happen here that bother some people and affect the "purity" of the site. Tough. It happens in real life every day, but we deal with it.

I will agree that being able to remove stale nicks and "retiring" oneself are good ideas, but cancelling someone's account is too much. Why can't there just be some functionality that allows a user to change his/her nick? That's much simpler than cancelling accounts and creating new ones until the powers that be say a person's nick is "allowable". (I won't even get into the heartache I get when I think of having to have someone approve my nick.)

Negaterd character class uber alles!

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Re: (Guildenstern) Re: New Power Proposal
by footpad (Monsignor) on Jul 26, 2001 at 22:26 UTC

    Well, the idea isn't so much as to limit normal people, but rather to give another chance to fend off the trolls.

    For example, this morning someone started creating "anti-known monk" handles. This is the sort of thing that this would address.

    What if we modified the proposal slightly to say that if, after seven days, no votes had been registered, then the handle is automatically approved?

    That reduces the active amount of work on the special teams unit and still allows us to step up with a troll starts playing games again.

    Furthermore, what happens if someone creates a blatantly offensive nick?

    I'm not trying to create another layer of maintenance, but rather trying to come up with a troll prevention device, as well as another broom in the closet.


      Furthermore, what happens if someone creates a blatantly offensive nick?

      Look who's talking! "footpad" would certainly be profane in ancient Chineese.

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