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Last posted Feb 13, 2016 at 05:43AM EST. Added Feb 12, 2016 at 06:27PM EST
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I've noticed some forums other than here have the ability to threadban people. I think threadbanning has the potential to be of some good use (not counting ironic riff raff usage) to deal with people who are constantly shitposting or causing drama on a selected thread instead of multiple threads. Think of it as a "lighter" suspension.

xTSGx wrote:

I don't see a problem with it. Not sure if the site has the ability to do it though.

Pretty much this.

We had talked years ago about banning people from specific sections of the site. Example: consistently don't tag/repeatedly upload NC stuff/upload everything to tumblr despite multiple warnings/suspensions: banned from uploading images. Frequently abuse the Serious Debate board by shitposting: banned from Serious debate.

However, while this may seem like a good idea (and personally I'm not inherently opposed to it) what would it really accomplish? We make a special feature for users that lack self control to stop them from getting themselves banned for misbehaving? If users really want to improve, they will head the warnings and suspensions and change their behavior. If people want to go out of their way to get themselves banned, that's their business.

Again, the notion I don't really think is a bad idea, but it would take effort for James to make it. Effort that could be going towards better things. Between holding the hands of users who lack self control and would probably end up banned anyways, and getting features that would actually be useful for the user base at large, I can't really say that it's a feature we really need.

Well, all I can really ask is do you know of anyone who has been so amazing in one part of Know Your Meme but has been a complete and total jackass in another? (Amazing Entry Writer but Insufferable Forum Poster? Etc?)

I'd be more willing to support this if I've seen that. Otherwise it's a cool feature to have, it just doesn't feel needed to me.


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