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Poll Results: What should be the title of banned persons?

 
  • 56% (26)
    Banned
  • 23% (11)
    Former Member
  • 19% (9)
    Other (suggest below)
46 Total Votes  
post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post
"Dismembered" (Let this be a warning!)

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post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
Doesn't play well with others.
This one is very descriptive and might include many that are Former Members.
post #33 of 55
We need a new section of the forum .......

The Rouges Gallery


Photos and profiles of the perps with the usual MO, any and all alias or "aka's" they post under in other forums and a rap sheet on their infractions .... real or imagined.
post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post
"Dismembered" (Let this be a warning!)
Of course! Another Python scene:

post #35 of 55
No 'banning'. Let idiots continually demonstrate to all of us that they are idiots.
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post
No 'banning'. Let idiots continually demonstrate to all of us that they are idiots.
Open mouth - change feet.

Falls in the give them enough rope category?
post #37 of 55
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Falls in the give them enough rope category?
Nah, in the give them a rope to duck category
post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post
No 'banning'. Let idiots continually demonstrate to all of us that they are idiots.
Works until they are so loud and prolific that they overwhelm the others.
post #39 of 55
Maxfactor

(Didn't that used to be a cosmetic brand?)
post #40 of 55
Max Factor. Big screen makeup artist who did well marketing products using his well known name .
post #41 of 55
I like it.

Kind of fits the person doesn't it?
post #42 of 55
Banned should be Banned. No need to be PC about it.

Agree it would be good to have Banned members not show in the Newest Members list.

Speaking of banned, on another site I just heard of the concept of "Shadow banning" - this is where a repeated terms-violator/troll is banned, but in a way the he/she never knows it. They can still log in and post, and they see their own posts - but nobody else ever sees their posts. Eventually they wonder why nobody ever responds to them anymore and go somewhere that's more fun to troll.

Do we have something like that? I think it could be useful. Not for spammers, for them you want a hard ban. But for the trolls who go through 20 or so new usernames and use multiple IPs to make IP bans difficult, it might be a good way to wear them out, rather than have to stay a step ahead of them.
post #43 of 55
That special kind of Ban is call Tachy Goes To Coventry and is a VBullitin feature. I'm actually tempted. The person and their posts completely disappear.

We have revised the titles back to "Banned".
This seems to be a pretty straight crowd and might as well call Banned what it is.

Thanks for playing.
post #44 of 55
Ooh, that sounds final, just when I was going to suggest "heretical heathen" or "accursed infidel". :

Maybe, all cutesy like, "ticket clipped".
post #45 of 55
Pass pulled?
post #46 of 55
Excellent as always

We need a new poll.
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Excellent as always

We need a new poll.
Yeah, the first one was inevitably flawed.
post #48 of 55
I'm rooting for "extricated miscreant".
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
That special kind of Ban is call Tachy Goes To Coventry and is a VBullitin feature. I'm actually tempted. The person and their posts completely disappear.

We have revised the titles back to "Banned".
This seems to be a pretty straight crowd and might as well call Banned what it is.

Thanks for playing.
That's a cute idea but not very forthcoming .Better to be straight up about it
post #50 of 55
Garry,

I also support being forthcoming as a primary moderating policy. However, some posters manage to stretch the rules of the community so often and so creatively that they become a constant drain of effort by the moderating staff. The "tachy" option has the potential benefit of cutting down the amount of moderation effort while simultaneouly cleaning up the community. When posters present a continued pattern of being difficult to moderate, having the tachy option (even if only to use on a temporary basis) MAY be beneficial.

The concept here is that yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater is much less harmful if the voice either can't be heard or is only heard after the movie is over and most people have left. In dealing with people who are intent on yelling fire as often as possible, minimizing their opportunity to yell and the overhead of cleaning up afterwards is desirable. Whack a mole is not a desirable activity for moderators. The more we play, the more we are likely to whack something else besides the mole.

The decision to use Tachy or not is a difficult one. There are very good arguments for and against it.
post #51 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
That special kind of Ban is call Tachy Goes To Coventry and is a VBullitin feature. I'm actually tempted. The person and their posts completely disappear.

We have revised the titles back to "Banned".
This seems to be a pretty straight crowd and might as well call Banned what it is.

Thanks for playing.
I just had to look it up.

Quote:
Transwiki:Send to Coventry

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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To be sent to Coventry is to be ostracised, shunned, or otherwise systematically ignored. Some believe that the phrase dates from the English Civil War, when a military prison was located in that city. Others say it dates from the 18th century, when Coventry was the nearest town to London that lay outside the jurisdiction of the Bow Street Runners and so London criminals would flee to Coventry to escape arrest.

The phrase has been adapted by Internet forum programmers, particularly the popular vBulletin programme which has the "Tachy goes to Coventry" option where a forum administrator can cause a user to be automatically "ignored" by all users (rendering their posts invisible).
And the word Tachy means rapid or fast.

Thus Tachy goes to Coventry means, super fast ignore.




Hmmmmm, I wonder, can anyone see this post??? :

post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
What do they do label folks that get rejected from eHarmany?

How about something like "Retired User" or "Historical Member"?
Usually fat, poor, ugly, gay, lesbian, bi or something like that...they are not accepted by eHarmony. They and others get letters like...

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are unacceptable to eHarmony because we feel you are incompatible with everyone. This decision is based on your a) sexual preference b) weight c) looks d) financial status e) level of education f) shoe size g) mole on your back .... One or more of the above reasons have kept you from becoming our latest member...

Actually, I truly have no idea what they do.

eHarmony is very prejudicial...

Here I think former member is fitting. :
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by MarkXS View Post
Speaking of banned, on another site I just heard of the concept of "Shadow banning" - this is where a repeated terms-violator/troll is banned, but in a way the he/she never knows it. They can still log in and post, and they see their own posts - but nobody else ever sees their posts. Eventually they wonder why nobody ever responds to them anymore and go somewhere that's more fun to troll.
It doesn't work, I'm still here. Hello, hello anybody, hello?
post #54 of 55
Anybody heard from LHC in a while? I haven't seen one of his posts for days!
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
Anybody heard from LHC in a while? I haven't seen one of his posts for days!
I think he said something about taking the summer off...
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