posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 10:56 PM
I think the idea is a good one, even though it would be hard to execute.
They do this on another site I frequent, but the judgement is left entirely to the mods, who can be brutal, but keep the site running really well.
They have a section in their forums called Troll Patrol where someone can make note of troll activity. The mod on duty checks it out and takes care
of the issue asap (usually by banning the troll.) They also have a section called Forum Traffic Court which is not so much about trolling, but a
place where regulars can report a poster who is disrupting healthy forum activity, knowingly or unknowingly (not adhering to board rules, etc.) They
mods are a little more lenient there, offering warnings at first usually.
The mods on that board tend to err on the side of caution (a lot of merciless banning), but the board does serious heavy traffic, people still come
and it runs pretty well.
I love this place (ATS). Just wanted to make sure you knew that.