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RE: Eulogy for the chatterbox

by nivlac (Scribe)
on Aug 25, 2000 at 23:41 UTC ( #29716=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Eulogy for the chatterbox

Maybe what we need is lockouts for the chatter box. This way monks of a sufficiently high level could recind lower level monks access to the chatter box. Yes, I know that there wouldn't be much stopping people from registering as a new monk, just to cause problems. However, it would give them the extra few minutes it takes to reregister/login to cool off a bit. If it gets really bad, maybe pontiffs and up can enable/disable the chatter box entirely. If someone really wants to code it you should be able to recind chatterbox access for any amount of time, or to make it simple just for an hour at a time.

Personally, I'm not a chatter, more of a lurker, but I also see the benefit of having the box. However if people aren't going to play nice, maybe the chatter box needs to go away for a little bit every now and then.

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RE: RE: Eulogy for the chatterbox
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 28, 2000 at 18:03 UTC

    I like the chatterbox, even if it is used unwisely by some people (I haven't witnessed these indicidents myself, btw). Even as I type, there is a good discussion where VulKen, tilly, and ar0n are getting some good Perl tutoring in. I'd hate to see that kind of interaction go away.

    Are the problems mostly being caused by neophytes? Perhaps, rather than a ban, we should allow chat only for Level 2 or 3 monks and above...? By L2 or L3, a monk SHOULD understand the community we have built here enough to know what is appropriate and what isn't. It would also prevent a person whose account has been "banned" or killed from immediately creating a new one and continuing their verbal jihad.

    However, I realize that some people think the XP system is flawed or easily-abusable, so perhaps tying these two foxes together by the tail is making for an even worse problem than we have already.

      Woops ... forgot to log in when I typed that! So if you want to ++ it, do it here. (-- votes should be applied to the original message, of course).


RE: RE: Eulogy for the chatterbox
by toadi (Chaplain) on Aug 28, 2000 at 12:26 UTC
    you don't have to can ban on their ip... Maybe this isn't a bad idea. I don't chat much, but try to follow what is said. And I HATE flaming.

    My opinions may have changed,
    but not the fact that I am right

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