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Author Topic: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads  (Read 8953 times)

StillAWarrior

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Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« on: November 18, 2019, 10:53:07 AM »
I was just wondering if this is possible for the Mods.  The idea here is that once a thread starts heading off the rails, maybe the Mods could block certain posters who are taking it there from just that particular thread.  It could be a last ditch effort to preserve a thread before locking it.  I think we've all seen that in most popular threads that get locked, it's just a small handful of posters that are causing a problem.  Obviously, if people feel so strongly that they start creating new log-ins to jump back into the fray, the thread could be locked (or, alternatively, the ban hammer could be wielded).

A more controversial alternative would be to allow users to ban people from threads they create (either at the outset or after the fact).
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Re: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 01:12:11 PM »
"We will get right on that after our Arby's lunch break."

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Re: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 07:48:03 PM »
Maybe letting new posters sign up isn't the best idea.
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Re: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 09:39:14 PM »
Neither is letting old posters post.  So it's kinda a wash.

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Re: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 11:05:09 PM »
Given the events of the last few days to a week, I couldn’t support this idea more. It’s getting absurd

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Re: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 02:41:54 PM »
IMHO: Start a new thread once an old one gets off-topic. OT threads take on a life of their own, and trying to manage them is like trying to herd cats.

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Re: Blocking Posters from Specific Threads
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 09:19:23 AM »
If we had an off topics thread then the mods which don't have much to do could just move all the off topic to the off topics thread; but if the off topics thread gets off topic I'm not sure that solves the problem.