moderation request: democratic bans

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with a hardkore irritating poster who inspires constant requests for bannage (while never actually doing anything technically bannable) would it be a good idea to take a vote on potential ban? not like winner-takes-all 49%-51% but getting 2/3rds or 4/5ths yes vote & the ban goes through. do it by email (like old style ilx polls) instead of poll thread to prevent ballot-stuffing, and have a discussion thread to debate pros/cons. i predict this would make ilx a more enjoyable place overall and and the threat of democratic bans would increase signal/noise ratio. thank you & good day.

and what, Friday, 1 August 2008 21:38 (twelve years ago) link

how did an hour go by w/o comment on this?

goole, Friday, 1 August 2008 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.savethemales.ca/freemason.gif

Mr. Que, Friday, 1 August 2008 21:44 (twelve years ago) link

i wonder what poster this thread is about ...

deej, Saturday, 2 August 2008 09:29 (twelve years ago) link

Louis Jagger?

Jokes

I know, right?, Saturday, 2 August 2008 09:31 (twelve years ago) link

i support this idea

max, Saturday, 2 August 2008 12:56 (twelve years ago) link

me too

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 August 2008 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

This is a horrible idea

I know, right?, Saturday, 2 August 2008 17:54 (twelve years ago) link

well, I think it's a good idea only if the potential bans are nominated by admins (e.g. TOMBOT starting a "should cankles be banned?" poll rather than King Boy Pato starting a "should Dom Passantino be banned?" poll)

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 August 2008 18:03 (twelve years ago) link

i still think this is a good idea

and what, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 19:54 (twelve years ago) link

yeah everytime you decide to get tired of something everybody does you can start a big meta thread about how somebody who does it should be banned

ask dom how that worked out

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 20:50 (twelve years ago) link

Hey Dom, how did that work out?

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

serious answer: i think that this would lead to a whole bunch of people getting banned for the wrong reasons, esp since the drive to vote for a ban is always going to be stronger than the drive to vote against when mostly you just don't give a fuck about them or know who they are.

John Justen, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 20:54 (twelve years ago) link

also it would lead to lengthy, insipid meta threads, which are bullshit

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 20:55 (twelve years ago) link

Key question: in the event of a "no" result to a "should x be banned" poll, would those requesting banning agree that the battle had been lost and proceed to stfu? Cause I don't think they would, and b-hurt would abound like beasts upon the earth.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:04 (twelve years ago) link

no, because there is no way you can create a balloting system that is completely impervious to moderator tampering, which we would all do, constantly

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

I know for example that Keith, instead of trying to code a better board, actually spends all his time fucking with the poll results on ILM

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

Eh?

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:21 (twelve years ago) link

secret's out, sorry buddy

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:23 (twelve years ago) link

Ha, if only it were that easy. I appear to have made that really rather hard on myself. So much s**t is cached that doing that would involve stopping and starting the site, which scares me s**tless.

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:25 (twelve years ago) link

It's not moderator tampering that's the issue there - it's user tampering. As you know, I have actually coded the thing that and waht is asking for (a 'suggest ban' button that clocks up votes and then just automatically bans someone when the votes reach a certain level). I agree with you though, it would all go wrong really quickly.

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:28 (twelve years ago) link

keith is at defcon caressing the switch

Just got offed, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:29 (twelve years ago) link

Been there for about two years.

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:29 (twelve years ago) link

Would you press it L0uis?

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:38 (twelve years ago) link

questions to never ask l0uis ever, first in a series

BLACK BEYONCE, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:07 (twelve years ago) link

What amazes me is that I really do have my finger on the button but I don't press it.

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:10 (twelve years ago) link

Of course not! Although I'd probably make some funky changes just to keep things fresh...

Just got offed, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:14 (twelve years ago) link

http://inform.glam.ac.uk/media/files/photos/buffy.jpg

omar little, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:15 (twelve years ago) link

Great Omar. I eagerly await its arrival.

What sort of 'funky' changes?

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

Actually, I've never seen a single episode of buffy the vampire slayer. It sounds shit.

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

i eagerly await louis.css

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:25 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, mostly coding it so that submitting certain words or phrases would have a certain result, that sort of thing...

Just got offed, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:25 (twelve years ago) link

Waht, like your name or something? I did that. Big HOOS, I have done a thing that lets you change your username. Sorry that you got stuck with it on day one!

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:26 (twelve years ago) link

Also, Omar, are you trying to suggest that I am asking for something for my work? Because I haven't and I won't.

Keith, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 23:59 (twelve years ago) link

easy there, no one's saying anything : O

omar little, Thursday, 7 August 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

Ah OK. I was confused as to why you posted a picture of a Buffy box set, like the one that Graham asked for in response to his hard work on ILX.

Keith, Thursday, 7 August 2008 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

http://highpi.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/oldjokes.jpg

omar little, Thursday, 7 August 2008 00:05 (twelve years ago) link

I understand. You made a joke about someone who isn't me.

Keith, Thursday, 7 August 2008 00:11 (twelve years ago) link

I think ILX should have a lottery. One of those stone-throwin' kind.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 7 August 2008 02:20 (twelve years ago) link

Louis Jagger

gr8080, Thursday, 7 August 2008 03:22 (twelve years ago) link

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gr8080, Thursday, 7 August 2008 03:22 (twelve years ago) link

never ban grady

max, Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:32 (twelve years ago) link

moderation request: can one of you go through that and googleproof each one, manually

:D

Just got offed, Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:38 (twelve years ago) link

http://i36.tinypic.com/35ixa2x.jpg

gr8080, Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:44 (twelve years ago) link

Hey Dom, how did that work out?

-- Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 21:52 (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

It worked out with the mods pretty much breaking every single promise they made.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Thursday, 7 August 2008 10:54 (twelve years ago) link

i would support more democratic bannage but i've never really been troubled by any banning of an ilxor by individual mod so it's not a big issue for me personally.

blueski, Thursday, 7 August 2008 11:35 (twelve years ago) link

*takes notes*

Frito Lay R&D, Thursday, 7 August 2008 11:42 (twelve years ago) link

^ un-necessary douchery but no matter

blueski, Thursday, 7 August 2008 12:37 (twelve years ago) link

I think the premise of this thread would work better backwards. I like the idea of democratic unbanning, if the mods make an unpopular or controversial decision to ban someone and people want to vote to overturn it.

some dude, Friday, 8 August 2008 13:29 (twelve years ago) link

plz plz plz plz plz plz

goole, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

being fair, everyone was otm about the church, but it went ahead and happened anyway.

darraghmac, Thursday, 21 August 2008 11:21 (twelve years ago) link

yeah guys as long as there's a tombot there'll never be a chaki

gr8080, Thursday, 21 August 2008 11:35 (twelve years ago) link

no dude they complete each other, yin and yang... without chaki, tombot wouldnt be tombot

max, Thursday, 21 August 2008 13:21 (twelve years ago) link

that's the dumbest shit you've ever said

El Tomboto, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:11 (twelve years ago) link

ooh hellacious burn t-man

max, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

it is a little harsh, considering

El Tomboto, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

double zinged by the tomster

max, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

c/d: people responding to good zings by nonchalantly acknowledging them

Just got offed, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

d

HI DERE, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

except when I do it

HI DERE, Thursday, 21 August 2008 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

my point still holds, tom is batman and chaki is the joker

max, Thursday, 21 August 2008 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

does that mean us ladies can start lining up to be eye candy? I'll be Poison Ivy.

Finefinemusic, Thursday, 21 August 2008 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

erm can one poster suggest ban another poster more than once

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

*worried*

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:55 (twelve years ago) link

p.s. 40 of you can go suck eggs

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

p.p.s. one last push amirite

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

no they cannot xpost

thereminimum chips (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

you knobend

thereminimum chips (electricsound), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 03:56 (twelve years ago) link

"yo, UK, no bend :("

i understand bro

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 04:00 (twelve years ago) link

What were you getting suggest banned for LJ? The Mansun thread?

I had nothing to do with it this time, btw.

caek, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

Absolutely no idea. Steady accumulation due to rants/jibes being taken too seriously, I'd assume. The (obviously deliberately OTT) Liverpool thread probably grabbed me about 5-10 more humourless SB's. Oh, and I suspected you hadn't SB'd me; you're not passive-aggressive about your objections, which is a good thing.

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:56 (twelve years ago) link

This is a rather fascinating study in watching someone who doesn't know when to stop learn the hard way.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:57 (twelve years ago) link

Conversely, a fascinating study in anonymous victimisation of soft targets.

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 18:59 (twelve years ago) link

The fact that you think the Lpool thread would net more SBs than your regular daily conduct is o_O.

Vampire romances depend on me (Laurel), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

What have you learnt from this episode?

caek, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:02 (twelve years ago) link

(Laurel otm and kinda my point with my question. You _never_ learn the lesson.)

caek, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:02 (twelve years ago) link

Okay as someone contributing to this, I suggest we stop this conversation as it is a) becoming a personal attack, and b) likely to goad the people participating in it into acting like knobs.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

ok

caek, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

Hang on, I'm getting all this from Laurel/JJ etc about my "regular daily conduct", which confuses me, as I've actually made it my business on ILX to sincerely participate and attempt to improve relations rather than troll and irritate. If the latter seems to be happening, then there's some serious communication breakdown. Generally when I have a pop, I'm doing so with tongue firmly in cheek. What I've learnt is that ILX still thoroughly befuddles me. Can someone spell this lesson out?

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

Dan I am so glad you posted that, you just saved me opening a can.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

LJ I am gonna e-mail you.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

this fuckin guy

and what, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:09 (twelve years ago) link

lou jag i'm gonna give you this one for free

you know how i say stupid shit on ilx and generally act like a dick like 80% of the time and still don't catch half the shit you do?

one of the reasons for that is if i get hardsonned i dont make 50 posts about myself and my "posting style" and how i just dont geeeeeet why everybody doesnt love me

pro-tip^

and what, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:10 (twelve years ago) link

but ethan this is the first time i've done that in ages

point taken

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:12 (twelve years ago) link

Unfortunately, frequency means nothing once people have formed an impression of you.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:17 (twelve years ago) link

ON BEING A MORE USER-FRIENDLY TROLL
or how make yourself easier to ignore
by Ethan "And" What, S.Trife, Ph.D

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

You Have Been Yellow Carded By a Moderator: keep up the ad hominem and you're getting a ban

and what, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:30 (twelve years ago) link

wrong thread, dude

irrelevant Rachel Ray jokes ring a bell?, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 19:32 (twelve years ago) link

lou jag i'm gonna give you this one for free

you know how i say stupid shit on ilx and generally act like a dick like 80% of the time and still don't catch half the shit you do?

one of the reasons for that is if i get hardsonned i dont make 50 posts about myself and my "posting style" and how i just dont geeeeeet why everybody doesnt love me

pro-tip^

― and what, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 20:10 (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

FAQ this shit

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

LJ is too harmless to be banworthy

Gene Amondson (The Reverend), Friday, 31 October 2008 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

well, I think it's a good idea only if the potential bans are nominated by admins (e.g. TOMBOT starting a "should cankles be banned?" poll rather than King Boy Pato starting a "should Dom Passantino be banned?" poll)

― Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, August 2, 2008 2:03 PM (4 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

cmon these would be be funny

the meth (jodie sweetin ha ha) (and what), Thursday, 18 December 2008 16:30 (eleven years ago) link

why don't we have democratic bans yet

Tuomas The Spank Engine (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 18 December 2008 16:33 (eleven years ago) link

sb'd u for that

the meth (jodie sweetin ha ha) (and what), Thursday, 18 December 2008 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

for agreeing with you?

Tuomas The Spank Engine (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 18 December 2008 17:15 (eleven years ago) link

you're a threat to his individuality

must admit urge to see some kind of suggest ban statscock is high

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Friday, 19 December 2008 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

some mod should leak it to the media

s1ocki, Friday, 19 December 2008 16:36 (eleven years ago) link

valerie plame has 49 suggest bans shhhhh

VISION QUEST TO KNOCK YOU UP (John Justen), Friday, 19 December 2008 16:38 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Bumping for relevant history

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 28 August 2020 03:57 (three months ago) link

Not to pick on LJ, mind.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 28 August 2020 04:38 (three months ago) link


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