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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2012-05-14 10:23 am

Demi-ban: screen all future comments from specific user

Title:
Demi-ban: screen all future comments from specific user

Area:
comments, comment screening

Summary:
Force-screen comments from one particular user, when it's just that user whose comments warrant screening.

Description:
Occasionally there is a user who may be commenting in a particular journal or community in such a way that they do not quite warrant a ban, but fully warrant review from the admins/owner just to make sure their comments are productive.

Everybody else is commenting all right, it's just that one person.

Setting [class that includes commenter] to have their comments screened (whether that class be everyone, non-Access/Members, or anonymous) would be overkill for this situation, because they haven't brought along friends, it's just them. Turning on screened comments tends to dampen discussion and can be a lot of work to unscreen.

A demi-ban which makes all that user's future comments screened, but leaves everybody else's alone, would solve this problem on a technical level.

On a social level, this person could then use another account to evade the demi-ban and not be subject to screening. That's something that is likely to be noticed, and then the admins/owner would have to decide how to handle it. (The admins/owner may well decide that it's time to actually ban both accounts.)

Evading a demi-ban should not be a ToS-able offense. Evading an actual ban still should be.

Poll #10464 Demi-ban: screen all future comments from specific user
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 83


This suggestion:

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Should be implemented as-is.
66 (79.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
7 (8.4%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
10 (12.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

moonvoice: (Default)

[personal profile] moonvoice 2012-05-15 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
I actually think this is a fantastic idea for another reason:

I have a couple of people on my journal who only like responding to my screened entries, because they're very sensitive about having other people reading their comments (for privacy reasons), especially if they want to share say a personal anecdote. I actually know people who would want to be voluntarily 'demi-banned' in order that all their comments could be screened unless they agreed otherwise.

Imho, the idea of being able to screen the comments of a particular user has a lot of applications, both in communities, and in people's journals, where sometimes even filtering stuff down still doesn't always make some people comfortable enough to comment where other people can see what they want to say.
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2012-05-15 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
+1, and it would be good to have the interface language reflect this usage as well!
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[personal profile] amadi 2012-05-15 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
+1
montuos: boy with lightbulb over head (bright idea)

[personal profile] montuos 2012-05-15 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] amianym 2012-05-15 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
+1!
montuos: boy with lightbulb over head (bright idea)

[personal profile] montuos 2012-05-15 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] silverflight8 2012-05-15 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it should have a name that makes the function more clear, but other than that, sounds good.
inthetatras: Sorry, Mario, the princess is in another castle. (The Disappointment of Mario)

[personal profile] inthetatras 2012-05-15 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe like "selective screening"?
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[personal profile] msilverstar 2012-05-16 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
+1
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[personal profile] kyrielle 2012-05-16 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
+1 This goes well with the alternate use above, also.
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[personal profile] inthetatras 2012-05-16 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I'm not so big on using the term "ban" even in a demi-form here. "Selective screening" feels more neutral and all-encompassing.
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[personal profile] susanreads 2012-05-16 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes! That would allow people to use it in either of the ways discussed.
Edited (typo) 2012-05-16 16:05 (UTC)
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[personal profile] matgb 2012-05-16 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Havign never needed it, I hadn't noticed this wasn't an option. Definitely a good plan, one of the main blogs I help run has a couple users that are on auto moderation because they can't stop beign insulting and dismissive, but are also at times inciteful, useful and also fairly senior figures.

I hope I'd never need it, but it would be something I'd want as an option if I were setting to run something big and public facing.

How would it work for comms? Both single user comms and actual group comms.
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[personal profile] elf 2012-07-27 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this option. I know some of the anon memes would love it; it'd allow people to request screening instead of banning to avoid accidentally outing themselves. (I expect some of those would like a feature for "screen/block all logged-in people but allow anon comments," but that'd be an entirely different feature.)

I like the term "selective screening" instead of "demi-ban;" that makes it obvious that it's not necessarily a punishment.
siderea: (Default)

[personal profile] siderea 2017-01-14 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
This is tagged as "bugzilla: implemented". Was it? I haven't found an interface for doing this.
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[staff profile] denise 2017-01-14 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup, implemented with the last code push, we're just behind on the FAQs. It's a console command; you can check the reference for screen_list/screen_set/screen_unset.
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[personal profile] siderea 2017-01-14 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Great! Thanks!