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    Immobilizing the trolls

    Sup' NB, like most of you know, we've had to endure a lot of trolling for the last months (although it's been pretty silent for the last couple days, thank God for that ^^) and I wanted to discuss with you a solution I think could help fix that problem.

    The main problem is obviously the time that most mods are inactive in the evening, where the trolls see a chance to troll without getting banned, and start spamming the forums, while there's no one able to stop them, since no one can ban them.

    My solution is pretty simple for the most part, just adding a feature on the site where your account would be immobilized temporarily, after getting reported enough times. The member wouldn't necessarily have to get banned, he'd just not be allowed to post on threads/profiles, until a mod has taken the time to check on that certain member's action, banning him or lifting the immobilization according to the member's actions which led to the immobilization.

    So let's say, that if a member gets reported ten times in a 24 hour time-span, (the time limit would be necessary to prevent inconvenience for people who's reports have stacked up over a long amount of time) he wouldn't be allowed to post on the forum until a mod comes online and decides whether the member should be banned or if the immobilization should be lifted.

    I personally think this could work, and it would suddenly help against the trolls which come online while the mods are offline, since the members on this site could prevent that troll for posting, minimizing the inconvenience for the people that came to NB to actually have real discussions ^^

    Anyways, thanks for reading, I hope you'll consider it, I'm sorry if this has been posted before

    tl;dr: My suggestion is like this: If a member is reported ten times in the span of 24 hours he'll be temporarily prevented from posting, until a mod comes online and decides whether the person should be banned or not. It could help with the troll problem, but wouldn't inconvenience other members, as no one is going to be reported ten times without deserving it :y

    EDIT: To prevent this system from being abused, the ten reports would have to be from ten different members! OR maybe different IP addresses, to prevent alts :y
     
         
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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Nice idea but people could abuse it. They could just report someone they don't like ten times.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzo Auditore De Firenze View Post
    Nice idea but people could abuse it. They could just report someone they don't like ten times.
    ^Agreed. Some people are meanies.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzo Auditore De Firenze View Post
    Nice idea but people could abuse it. They could just report someone they don't like ten times.
    Exaaactly.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzo Auditore De Firenze View Post
    Nice idea but people could abuse it. They could just report someone they don't like ten times.
    Good call, fixed it :ghehe:
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    Exaaactly.
    Hey, you're back :D
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Adding to Danzo, if someone makes a controversial topic on Naruto Discussion for example ¬_¬ then he is bound to get haters... knowing some people there it is going to be very common, therefore that system can be abused very easily. Nice suggestion though ^_^
     
         
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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzo Auditore De Firenze View Post
    Nice idea but people could abuse it. They could just report someone they don't like ten times.
    Yeah the things that can stop trolls tend to be abused by other members.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by NagatoManiac View Post
    Adding to Danzo, if someone makes a controversial topic on Naruto Discussion for example ¬_¬ then he is bound to get haters... therefore that system can be abused very easily. Nice suggestion though ^_^
    Still, I don't think people get reported often for something like that At least not ten times in one day

    Thanks :D
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Misaki Yata View Post
    Yeah the things that can stop trolls tend to be abused by other members.
    Hmmm, how so ? :shrug:
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    I think it could work. Maybe we should try it out for a while, see where it goes.
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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Good idea, but easy to abuse.
    How about a Mod-button? If someone is an obvious troll, he doesn't get dislikes or anything, but a Mod get notified, checks if it is indeed a troll and deals with it
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by 6 paths View Post
    Good call, fixed it :ghehe:

    Hey, you're back :D
    Nice solution, and yeah.. :P
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    With doing that you'd have to limit the amount of reports someone could give out. If not, like Danzo said, it will be abused.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Huang View Post
    Good idea, but easy to abuse.
    How about a Mod-button? If someone is an obvious troll, he doesn't get dislikes or anything, but a Mod get notified, checks if it is indeed a troll and deals with it
    Well, I think the report button pretty much works that way And even so, it wouldn't really help with the problem of the trolls that flood in at the time most mods are inactive :y
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Celebi View Post
    With doing that you'd have to limit the amount of reports someone could give out. If not, like Danzo said, it will be abused.
    Possibly, but check my edit, wouldn't that work ? ^^
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Huh??? Did you just say trolling has been pretty silent for the past few days???
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Beast Of Konoha View Post
    Huh??? Did you just say trolling has been pretty silent for the past few days???
    I said it hasn't been as bad as it was at one point a few weeks ago :y

    The trolls have been pretty silent recently, of course there always pops up one and one, but it's not as bad as when those guy's were making threads like ----'s slave, etc :D
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    There was a troll just this morning.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by 6 paths View Post
    Well, I think the report button pretty much works that way And even so, it wouldn't really help with the problem of the trolls that flood in at the time most mods are inactive :y
    That's true, I guess, but your way is just as well impracticle. Troll stick together like heroin-junkies, if ten trolls are on a tread they'll abuse it just as easily.

    It's agood idea in general, but it needs alot of work to be fully assh*le-proof.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    They just hired a mod for the appropriate time zone to counter the trolls that get on when the mods are offline.
    Problem solved.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    yeah some of the bastards here are mean
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    good idea
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by HashiramaDescendant View Post
    There was a troll just this morning.
    Yeah, I noticed that, but it was taken care of pretty quickly :D
    Quote Originally Posted by Huang View Post
    That's true, I guess, but your way is just as well impracticle. Troll stick together like heroin-junkies, if ten trolls are on a tread they'll abuse it just as easily.

    It's agood idea in general, but it needs alot of work to be fully assh*le-proof.
    Well, I don't think there are normally ten trolls online at the same time tbh
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    They just hired a mod for the appropriate time zone to counter the trolls that get on when the mods are offline.
    Problem solved.
    Well, sure, but it'd be hard if he'd have to take care of it every night by himself.
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    yeah some of the bastards here are mean
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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by YowYan View Post
    They just hired a mod for the appropriate time zone to counter the trolls that get on when the mods are offline.
    Problem solved.
    Exactly this, I thought this was the reason they even opened a mod application.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by 6 paths View Post
    Possibly, but check my edit, wouldn't that work ? ^^
    That would work a lot better than people spamming reports. But even if someone were to report you 10 times and immobilized your account. When a mod sees the reports were unjust they would probably ban the member anyways.
     
         

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    Re: Immobilizing the trolls

    Quote Originally Posted by naruto74 View Post
    good idea
    Thanks :D
    Quote Originally Posted by Wumbo View Post
    Exactly this, I thought this was the reason they even opened a mod application.
    Possibly, but if we have another slave society attack, it'd be hard for that one person to take care of it night after night.

    Also, if you're the real Wumbo, why did you make a serious comment..? That's not very Wumbo like...Are you an imposter...
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