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Dealing with trolls

  • I would like to see the following feature in bbpress.

    An ability for an admin to mark a user as a suspected troll. Once the user is marked. Then further posts are directed differently. To the troll the posts appear as normal. (Perhaps newly posted items are stored in localStorage and loaded with javascript.) Also post go directly to a new table where admins can review it. After some time admins can decide that the user is a troll or not. Meanwhile troll’s posts are not lost. And troll is discouraged from creating a new account.

    The advantage is that trolls will continue to waste their time, not bother others, and lose a greater amount of work once blocked. Also admins can make the istroll decision with a larger amount of content.

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  • John James Jacoby


    bbPress 1.1 called those users Bozo’s, though it was often used for spammers, which gave them free-reign on entering content in the database, which was a pretty poor approach.

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