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Could a Questmaster preemptively threadban a player?

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by Wulfenbach, May 3, 2019.

  1. Wulfenbach

    Wulfenbach I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I am thinking of starting a quest. If there are certain posters that I know I don't want to deal with can I simply threadban them from the start? Putting them on ignore doesn't work for me. Aside from the ignore function being imperfect since you still see responses to the ignored poster, as the questmaster I feel I need to keep track of what is happening in the thread, and I can't do that if I only catch part of a conversation.
     
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  2. Biigoh

    Biigoh Moderator

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    You could put in a request with a report, requesting that X member be threadbanned from your thread.
     
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  3. Wulfenbach

    Wulfenbach I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Thanks.
     
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  4. Megaolix

    Megaolix Moderator

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    I do feel said users should have at least one official warning from us first to prevent abuse of this. We are the hammers of no one after all. Except Elgee.
     
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  5. Wulfenbach

    Wulfenbach I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    You mean, they have to make at least one post in the thread that gets a moderator warning before they can be banned? So, no preemptive banning?
     
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  6. Megaolix

    Megaolix Moderator

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    Well, that's what I think. I mean, I absolutely don't believe we should just go hammer people before they even do anything because you don't like them. That would be rather unfair.
     
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  7. Wulfenbach

    Wulfenbach I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    Is "I think" an official ruling, or your personal opinion? Biigoh gave me the opposite answer and I'm not sure how to deal with mods disagreeing. Being a questmaster would be something I do for the enjoyment, so if I'd have to deal with certain aggravations it's better to stop preparing the quest now, because it wouldn't be enjoyable.
     
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  8. Megaolix

    Megaolix Moderator

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    I'm bringing it up with staff, we'll see what happen. Still can't agree with your stance, however. Reports are there exactly for that.
     
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  9. Wulfenbach

    Wulfenbach I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    There is an enormous amount of bad behavior that isn't actually reportable, but nonetheless makes people unhappy.

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    And using ignore has it's own problems when you're a QM.
     
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  10. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    If you want someone threadbanned in one of your quests, they need to have an infraction in your quest for going off topic. Then you can ask the mods and they will decide. That means they will decide yes or no, not that it will be an automatic threadban.

    If you want to ignore specific people in your threads, that's your decision, but the hassles are also yours to deal with.
     
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