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ziq admin wrote (edited )

I don't think a site wide ban is appropriate, this should be handled by mods rather than admins. Besides, they'll just change IP and keep coming back.

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sudo wrote

If you ban their account, they'll just make a new one. If you ban their IP, they'll change it. This seems like a good case to use a shadowban. /u/emma, would you consider implementing shadowbans for times like this?

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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sudo wrote

Do you mean not showing comments from new users until they're approved by a moderator or admin? I think that would put a lot more work on the mods/admins, especially as the userbase gets bigger.

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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sudo wrote

I see a problem, though. If all the moderators for a particular forum are offline when a new user posts something, it could take hours for a mod to come online and approve their comment, and by then the discussion could be mostly over. That might turn away new users. I don't think we necessarily have to be honest to the type of people we'd want to shadowban.

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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ziq wrote (edited )

Yeah that breaks the ToS, didn't notice that one.

EDIT: They're using Tor so IP banning won't help. I'll just delete their grosser posts and enourage you all to ban them from your subs.

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zod wrote (edited )

I banned them from f/socialism for trolling and defending millionaires.

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tnstaec wrote

Is there a way to ban him without him actually posting in a forum?

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ziq wrote (edited )

I don't think so, but I don't think forums should ban people that have never posted on them anyhow.