RealJock saidHi guys,
We realize that this is becoming a real problem but we're not exactly sure what to do about it. We thought of appointing moderators but we don't feel that anyone can really be objective. For example, we could easily see all of the Republicans being banned from the forums because they're a minority.
What about some kind of crowd sourcing? If I put a "spam" link on the posts and a member who received a certain number of spam reports in a certain amount of time would be automatically banned until they could be reviewed. Would something like that solve the problem?
Thanks for your feedback.
Thanks for joining the conversation. I'm not sure if a link that leads to any kind of automated "banning" would be free from unintended consequences. Multiple sock puppets could then be set up by a troll and used to ban legitimate users.
I do think the idea of...
1. A "TOS Violation" link.
2. When clicked by a minimum number ("clipping level") of verified members.
3. Results in the post being hidden until an administrative review can be performed.
4. If a minimum number of posts by the same member have exceeded the clipping level and are hidden...
5. The offending member's account is locked until an administrative review can be performed.
This system would remove the necessity for "judges" to be appointed.
This system would make it difficult for socks to abuse the triggers.
This system would also shut down rapid repeat offenders.
This system allows for community policing and "due process" by the administrator.
What are your thoughts?
UPDATE: This system would not address Art_Deco's concern about verified members ganging up on others. This is a legitimate shortcoming with the system I propose.