How about a visual que for bans?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by CrushingAnvil, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. CrushingAnvil

    CrushingAnvil \m not jesus land m/

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    Three bars next to one's screen name (visible in threads et cetera).

    When they fill up, you're banned (obviously).




    ...and they should be pink.





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  2. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    We find it to be more fun when people have to guess :lol:
     
  3. TRENCHLORD

    TRENCHLORD Banned

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    Stealth never has to guess, he just knows lol.
     
  4. Explorer

    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    I'm curious, as I've never really thought about needing to immediately identify someone who has been banned: What advantage would investing time/money into developing such a feature give?
     
  5. TRENCHLORD

    TRENCHLORD Banned

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    I think it's just a ploy to raise awarness for breast cancer lol. (I'm not loling at breast cancer, so please no one think that).
     
  6. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I think it'd be good in letting me know right off the bat who's a dumbass and shouldn't be listened too. There's context clues like post count, rep, and just overall presence on the board, but hey, I've never been one to turn down extra help.

    I'd have two pink squares though; one more and I'm gone! :ugh:
     
  7. TRENCHLORD

    TRENCHLORD Banned

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    I also would have two :lol:, and I hate pink. (except for the woman thing)
     
  8. Rick

    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    I imagine either Stealth or CrushingAnvil hold the record for most bans. :lol:
     
  9. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    There is an infraction system, but it just starts so much more shit than it quells.

    Though, the only folks who should be worrying about bans are us. ;)
     
  10. Hemi-Powered Drone

    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    I thought someones username gets grayed out, their avatar isn't shown, and it says banned below the username when they're banned. Isn't that enough?
     
  11. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I think he's referring to having a system of "strikes" that's reflected like the thank level under one's avatar.
     
  12. HighGain510

    HighGain510 Contributor

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    You could always... you know... not be a dickhead and then you won't have to worry about how many "strikes" you've earned... ;) :lol:
     
  13. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Madness. Clearly all those Thorn guitars have made you insane. :lol:
     
  14. tacotiklah

    tacotiklah I am Denko (´・ω・`)

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    I agree with High Gain. Just think before you post, and you'll be fine and not have to worry about anything. Any and all trouble I've gotten into here is strictly my own fault for being an obnoxious dumbass. Like Will Smith once said, don't start nothing, then there won't be nothing... :shrug:
     
  15. The Reverend

    The Reverend GHETTO KING OF SWAG

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    I was once banned for posting in a thread that was "too stupid for OT". Things like that can be hard to predict :lol:. I do try to keep to the rules, though. It's not that hard.
     
  16. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    It's not about the ban, it's how users handle the ban which is why the infraction system as well as what Pete is suggesting just won't work.

    All a ban really is, is a way to stop people from posting material that goes against the forum rules. It doesn't stay with or limit a users account, it doesn't inflict a monetary penalty, and it doesn't stop users from viewing the forum.

    It's just a "hey, don't post like that anymore".

    Though, you'd swear we were cutting people's balls off by the way they flip out and throw tantrums because they can't post for a few days. :lol:
     
  17. Explorer

    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    I always wonder about that huge emotional reaction, the rush to create a different user name, and so on.

    Then again, I wonder about a lot of things.
     
  18. ZEBOV

    ZEBOV Banned

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    Excuse me? :squint::lol:
     
  19. Sicarius

    Sicarius Reggie J Worthington

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    Yeah, a paintball forum I was on before here used the infraction method for banning, and it didn't really help, and in some threads made it a lot worse because of how often people would report posts that they didn't like.

    Granted if they had the "rep" system you guys have, it probably would have been much, much more of an issue.
     
  20. Zeno

    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    I'd like to think of this in the same way as EHX's new wah pedal - It's a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist. If showing how many times a person has been banned were actually helpful, then I'd be all for it. But really, you don't learn a whole ton from if a person has been banned or not. And I agree with Explorer, I don't really see the fuss with bans, anyway. I wouldn't really care if I weren't able to post, I mostly lurk, anyway :lol:

    Now, if I were perma-banned, that'd be a different story. But I'm gonna try my hardest to avoid that, so yeah.
     

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