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Start banning people

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Sgt Floyd, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    The fact that people can be outright hostile and verbally abusive towards others on this forum, and just get a slap on the wrist is absolutely appalling.

    I'm not just talking one person. There have been multiple people on this forum (i've been here a long time. I've seen my share of people who had no business being here) who need to be punished, and mods NEED to be able to ban people. This is a muppet forum. There shouldn't be tolerance for such venom in the community because some people don't know how to agree to disagree.

    I realize this is something that is up to Phillip. But please. Something needs to be done about this.

    I'm not saying people should be banned immediately. There needs to be some kind of warning system. Everyone has bad days and everyone deserves a second chance. But when certain individuals only come on the forum to pick fights with others and nothing is done about it....it's a problem
     
  2. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Yes, I completely agree. I mean, I almost left this place because a certain thread got really nasty and it was bumming me out.
     
  3. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    case in point. thank you for being a model example :wisdom:
     
  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    *Cough* the state of the world *cough*
     
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  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    i initially DID leave because of that thread. And was horrified that still nothing had been done about it for over a year. Honestly I'm ready to leave again if this is what the community is becoming
     
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  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    But no, I agree. There have been a fair share of trolls on this site, and where I usually see most of the fighting was on the Steve thread and any thread involving politics. It gets to a point where enough is enough.
     
  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    It's up to you, but initially you can still put members on ignore and or just not go on certain threads.
     
  8. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I hope I'm not one of them. :smirk:
     
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Like I said. I dont think we need to start banning people all willy nilly. two or three warnings is appropriate, before banning someone. The ban doesnt even need to be permanent either. Not at first anyway.
     
  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    But you said that there are multiple people on this forum who need to be punished, and I fear that I may be one of them.
     
  11. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I mean I could. But the block system kinda sucks. It doesnt stop people you blocked from seeing your posts, just the other way around. Nothing is stopping the blocked person from continuing their harassment. The victim just can't see it. Which is kinda unfortunate.

    nah. you havent done anything that i know of
     
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  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    @MikaelaMuppet

    For the record, I haven't seen you antagonize anyone, and I think people here would bring it up to you if they had an issue with you.

    I'm gonna give you some friendly advice: I think you seem a bit too paranoid when stuff like this comes up on the forum, so the best I can say is try not to worry about it until someone comes up to you first.
     
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The problem has become worse given the current options available to the forum's staff members.

    Before 2011, the forum had a 3 Strikes system where the first instance of toxic/intolerable behavior would earn a member a one-week temporary suspension; the second instance, a month-long temporary suspension; and if they came back after that still acting in the same untenable manner, they would be permanently banned.

    So what happened in 2011 to make such a successful system no longer feasible? Simple, the forum got Facebook-ized. Yep, that was when the forum adopted the "Like/Unlike" link at the bottom of every post; along with the new membership ranks, trophy points, and a list of people's names at the bottom of the forum's main page. The only time a mod can deal with troublesome members is in their first month of membership, and often a member account stays blank with 0 posts so a judgment can't be made either way. Either that, or multiples are created long after the member's first month has elapsed. Honestly, I'd appreciate it if staff members had member-banning powers available to them at all times, but it is what it is for now. :sigh:
     
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  14. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    @LittleJerry92,

    I will try not to worry about it anymore.
     
  15. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    That’s good.
     
  16. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    To be fair. Facebook itself can still ban people.

    I wasn't around in 2011, so unless I'm missing something, I don't see how those changes would have an effect on the three strikes and you're out deal.
     
  17. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I think it has something to do with how the forum itself is set up and what permissions are granted to the mods. When the forum changed hosts, stuff went...wonky...and it just hasnt been addressed.
     
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member


    Not entirely sure why making the forum compatible with Facebook knocked out the 3 Strikes system, then again, that has to do with the behind-the-scenes coding which I have no idea how it works anyway. All I know is that even as a mod the 3 Strikes system was no longer working or in place after 2011. *Shrugs.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yes! I literally threatened to leave because of that thread! Luckily, I think most of the people involved in that thread (including myself) have mostly stopped posting in it.

    At this point, it may seem unfair to some, but I think any political thread created from now on should be deleted immediately. I just don't think some members are capable of having civil conversations about politics. Not to mention, most of those discussions just end up going around in circles anyway.
     
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  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I left the political threads too.
     


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