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Old 02-13-18, 10:08 PM   #1
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Can MODS ban a user?

Can moderators here ban a user? Like a spammer etc? Last night the movie forum got flooded for over one hour.

Is it only the admins that can ban a user?
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Old 02-13-18, 10:31 PM   #2
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

Only admins.
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Old 02-13-18, 10:33 PM   #3
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Only admins.


They should make you a Super Mod You're cool.
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Old 02-14-18, 12:29 AM   #4
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

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Only admins.
Can we let users ban users? I saw the spam flood coming in last night, and couldn't do anything about it.
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Old 02-14-18, 08:47 AM   #5
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Can we let users ban users?
We'd all be gone by now.
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Old 02-14-18, 09:00 AM   #6
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We'd all be gone by now.
Or at least somewhat so...
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Old 02-14-18, 11:37 AM   #7
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

While regular members can't ban a user, remember that the Triangle under a user's avatar can be used to report spam (or anything over the line, for that matter).
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Old 02-14-18, 11:41 AM   #8
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

I would like the ability for mods to ban new users at least, that way we can do something about spam other than try to delete faster than the spammer posts.
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Old 02-14-18, 12:02 PM   #9
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

I never knew that only admins could ban people. Figured that was within a moderators powers.
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Old 02-14-18, 12:03 PM   #10
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I would like the ability for mods to ban new users at least, that way we can do something about spam other than try to delete faster than the spammer posts.
This seems like a worthwhile approach.
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Old 02-14-18, 12:18 PM   #11
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I would like the ability for mods to ban new users at least, that way we can do something about spam other than try to delete faster than the spammer posts.
What about the SLIPPERY SLOPE, Groucho?

First it's "new" users.
Then it's users whose accounts are < 6 months.
Then it's accounts under 5 years. Then 10 years!
Then it's accounts who don't post every single day!
Then accounts who DO post every single day!
THEN IT'S LITERALLY NAZI GERMANY IN HERE!

Or, like... yeah. I think mods should have this ability.
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Old 02-14-18, 01:00 PM   #12
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I would like the ability for mods to ban new users at least, that way we can do something about spam other than try to delete faster than the spammer posts.
I wholeheartedly second this.

We can delete spam, but it doesn't help when they won't stop.
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Old 02-14-18, 01:50 PM   #13
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

If not fully ban, at least being able to block them from posting would seem a good power, if the software allows such a thing.
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Old 02-14-18, 02:05 PM   #14
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

I'm assuming that admins are the only ones who can suspend a user as well? If not, mods could simply suspend a new user preventing the spam attack until an admin is able to wield the ban hammer.
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Old 02-14-18, 09:01 PM   #15
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While regular members can't ban a user, remember that the Triangle under a user's avatar can be used to report spam (or anything over the line, for that matter).
Do you know how many times I have hit that report button on occasion and you admins pop up hours later to fix it?

Give Dex and Groucho Super Mod.
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Old 02-14-18, 09:27 PM   #16
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

Free the mods!
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Cry Havoc, and let slop the dogs of war!
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Old 02-15-18, 09:28 AM   #18
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

Never knew mods couldn't ban users - I get technically why it wouldn't be allowed but for garbage spam user accounts, I'm surprised there isn't an exception.
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Old 02-15-18, 03:16 PM   #19
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Re: Can MODS ban a user?

Well let me talk to Adam, VinVega, and co and we'll see about changing things.
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