A question about gagged By: strivexwulf Nov 05, 2013
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usernames what happens to them are they put on a block list.
Or can someone else take that name somehow, and is there a way to do so like what exactly happens if a person is gagged then that name becomes unusable or what?
Re: A question about gagged By: strivexwulf Nov 05, 2013
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The reason I am wondering this is wouldn't it be easier to delete the persons account and block the email to me blocking the name to just seems like a waste of added space to your database.
Moderators what are your thoughts on this?
Re: A question about gagged By: Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 05, 2013
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This thread has been moved to Comments from Misc Topics.
Re: A question about gagged By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 05, 2013
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Moderators are unable to delete accounts from this site. Only the Site Administrator has that ability and he's very busy and unable to keep up with the number of accounts that need to be deleted. So all the Mods can do is apply a gag to keep the person from continuing to engage in behavior that violates the site rules.
Re: A question about gagged By: strivexwulf Nov 06, 2013
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Can't Som make a automated program to do such it would make your jobs easier wouldn't it?
Re: A question about gagged By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 06, 2013
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I'm not computer literate to say whether that could be done or not.
The fact of the matter is that the way we are doing things now is the way that the Site Administrator has opted to have them done. And actually it's not the names that are block, it's the IP address.
Re: A question about gagged By: Sataset / Novice Nov 06, 2013
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To my knowledge (and I am far from a mod) a gag doesn't block an ip address, however it does block the name and the email address from which it comes. An ip ban will block your ip address, all of the names used on that address, and all of the email addresses that were registered with those names.
If a person deletes their account themselves before a gag or an ip ban, yes, someone else can use that name. However if the person is gagged and/or ip banned, that name is now locked out of the system and can no longer be used by anyone else.
Personally, I think it's best that the account names be blocked as well as the email addresses, as the person causing the discomfort could simply come back with the same name. At the same time, another unrelated person could accidentally use the account name of a person whom caused discomfort, and this unrelated person would be thought of as trouble for us from the moment they logged in. I think the current system is the best system.
Re: A question about gagged By: kts Moderator / Adept Nov 06, 2013
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You are correct Sate. Moderators can gag an account for violation of site rules. This gag is for the account name only not the IP address. An IP ban can occur if the administrator Petra chooses to do so. This however does not occur often because an IP ban can block many other members that have nothing to do with the bad behavior.