Hi Jonathan, Le dimanche, 3 novembre 2013 14.06:33 Jonathan Dowland a écrit : > I think bans should be time-limited in > almost all cases, with perma-bans being very rare indeed. I don't > think that ban durations should be disclosed publically or to the > person banned (otherwise badly behaved people will just count down to > the ban lifting before posting.) I disagree on the point of not making the ban durations public. Although I understand the effect you're afraid of, I think that the benefits of having the durations public outweigh the downsides: even if the banned persons could try to trick the system, that would be easily detected I think. Also, most of the effects of the ban are social, not technical. The ban durations should be made public (and very much communicated to the banned person) because that gives a dimension to the punishment, you can then get "short" or "long" bans, depending on how far you crossed the line. An offender could first get a short ban, and when coming back, if crossing the line again, a longer ban (exponentially). The only limit to that would be the listmasters' patience. Cheers, OdyX
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