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Hellbanning

Post by Royale on June 22nd 2011, 2:13 pm

I just read about this as a suggestion for another forum and I personally think it is a great idea for dealing with trolls.

A hellbanned user is invisible to all other users, but crucially, not himself. From their perspective, they are participating normally in the community but nobody ever responds to them. They can no longer disrupt the community because they are effectively a ghost. It's a clever way of enforcing the "don't feed the troll" rule in the community. When nothing they post ever gets a response, a hellbanned user is likely to get bored or frustrated and leave. I believe it, too; if I learned anything from reading The Great Brain as a child, it's that the silent treatment is the cruelest punishment of them all.

This way they will be far less likely to make new accounts than if they were banned normally, and there wouldn't be any outrage from the community as it wouldn't show that they are banned.

As far as I know there is no way to do this on Forumotion forums. Maybe it would be possible to include a permission along the lines of this:

"Who can see this members posts"
Admins
Moderators
Members
Guests

But obviously make it so they can always see their own posts, that way when it is set to "admins" they will be hellbanned.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Sanket on June 22nd 2011, 2:46 pm

Interesting feature, i don't know how far will it be successful. But, to be honest i don't mind.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Caihlem on June 22nd 2011, 6:10 pm

I love it! héhé

It's dispicable even though it may annoy Admins as they will be forced to see it anyway. But I'd personnaly have a good laugh so HellYeah guitar

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Ahmedvirus on June 22nd 2011, 8:33 pm

I do not mind this matter Shocked

May be a useful thing for me

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Irian on June 22nd 2011, 9:36 pm

great idea Smile
well done

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Nina on June 23rd 2011, 9:19 am

PLEASE can we implement this ASAP???
I need to do this to a certain member today!!

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by mgt98 on June 23rd 2011, 9:54 am

I don't think it will happen in the next few hours.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by !_NICK_! on June 24th 2011, 8:49 am

Well, I wouldn't mind it either. Voted yes.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Guest on June 25th 2011, 8:44 pm

This feature is available in vBulletin boards, and it's great. The hell banned people don't even realize they're invisible to others and they just keep on trolling while nobody else cares.

I'm voting yes. It's a nice way to troll a troll. Razz

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by darkknight on June 26th 2011, 2:18 am

I vote no. Just IP ban him, and no more problems. When you ban someone is because YOU are tired. And there's no reason to make HIM get tired.

So i vote no.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Saxaca on June 26th 2011, 11:31 am

@darkknight wrote:I vote no. Just IP ban him, and no more problems. When you ban someone is because YOU are tired. And there's no reason to make HIM get tired.

So i vote no.

Consider a scenario where the IP-banned user comes back, using a proxy. If the user rather had been hellbanned, he wouldn't even know he was. This way, he'd just continue spamming the board, with no-one noticing. Eventually, he'd get tired, and leave the board.

I'm going to vote yes on this one. Wink

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by teenj12 on June 27th 2011, 2:24 am

Cool feature. Silent punishment. I love it =D

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Kyukaji on June 27th 2011, 10:28 am

its a really unique idea, i vote yes...

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by GamerCreutz on June 27th 2011, 10:32 am

voted yes, can be usefull for annoying trollers.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by SLGray on February 23rd 2015, 5:07 am

Bumping so to move it to the first page.


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Re: Hellbanning

Post by _Twisted_Mods_ on February 25th 2015, 1:43 pm

wouldn't placing them in a group with read only options be the same thing?

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Swagbito on March 16th 2015, 6:14 am

Bump.
Voted yes.

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This makes it so the user can still post,but no one other then staff can see it.
Read only you can't post period.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by SLGray on November 26th 2015, 2:13 am

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Kratos on November 28th 2015, 10:35 pm

Voted Yes.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Swagbito on January 9th 2016, 10:09 am

Bump

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Broomhilda on January 9th 2016, 11:04 am

Why even bother with someone like that..just ban them and get rid of them..problem solved..vote no

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Wolfuryo on January 9th 2016, 1:24 pm

I think these could be partially done via JavaScript. Anyway, VOTED YES.

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Re: Hellbanning

Post by Zips on January 13th 2016, 11:56 am

Nice idea

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