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Feature NON-request: flagging users not postings

With the recent spate of spam postings, it occurred to me that, "wouldn't it be great to be able to flag the spammers directly, rather than the individual postings"? Less than a minute's thought revealed the obvious abusive disaster that would entail (especially among those of a knexish age and gender). Sigh...

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lemonie8 years ago
With regard to "especially among those of a knexish age and gender" - any thoughts on actually removing the children (TOS 5). While it may be difficult to verify a person's actual age, it's not hard to assess a person's operational age (esp if you're a teacher), you could play safe and kick users out for behaving like someone under 13...?

(Some people do treat this place as a kiddies play area)

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If it's against the TOS of course it's appropriate, but I'm a little uncomfortable kicking out people on the basis of age if they're pretty close. Say, Roger-X (Kiteson # 1). The problem is you can't really pick and choose. Maybe it would be better to turn a bit of a blind eye to slightly underage users unless they act up really bad? Then removing any such on the basis of behavior, not age.
Yes, your last sentence is what I meant / said. L
Ah, I see, I thought you meant tossing all the underagers out just because they are a bit too young. :-)
kelseymh (author)  lemonie8 years ago
I don't necessary think we're dealing with formally underage (TOS 5) users, just the usual hormone-enriched suspects.
You're not bothered by under-age users?

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kelseymh (author)  lemonie8 years ago
I didn't say I wasn't bothered by them, just that they weren't the direct target of my comment.
Sorry, you were only discussing SPAM, but the same suggestion would apply to other inappropriate users. L
lemonie8 years ago
Reminder of previous suggestions / discussion.

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kelseymh (author)  lemonie8 years ago
Yup. What goes around comes around. As I said in my post, it's an obvious first impulse, but I don't think it's really appropriate.
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