Such a BRILLIANT idea to rid the site of trolls and friggin' wackos.

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    Mar 21, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    This was posted by chuckystud on another thread where folks were discussing the crappy behavior of a troll. It's a great idea, and wouldn't it be loverly? The trolls and wack-jobs could have their own universe to spill their hate and we wouldn't have to witness their lame behavior.

    chuckystud said
    I've worked on huge sites (matchmaker.com had 44 million users, and southwest.com who knows how many more). On matchmaker.com we had an alternate universe, if you will, for folks like SB, that looked like the real thing, but, was only the wackos / alternate universe guys. Thing is, they never knew they were in the alternate universe. We had to giggle.
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    Mar 21, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    How do we know we're not there already?
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    Mar 21, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Hothouse saidHow do we know we're not there already?


    what a great reply (and concept).
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    Mar 21, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    A similar feature exists on sites like Reddit. Basically, the trolls see their own posts along with everyone else's. But for everyone else, the troll posts are not displayed. So it's basically a mass Ignore. But something like that requires active moderation, which this site severely lacks.
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    Mar 21, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    My problem with this approach is that it makes the privelege of posting a matter of popularity. If enough people dislike someone, they can claim he's behaving badly, and have him removed, and that is not fair. I'd like something a little better than people "deemed beyond reproach". Perhaps the "ignore" button is sufficient? It isn't enough to ignore someone, you have to punish them, too? I know some can be very annoying, but let's be careful. Fairness is still important.
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    Mar 22, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Are you seriously quoting Chuck.... Really?