Ban Evading - How to Deal With It Desert The Birthday Boy!GAAaaayY3U No.12661
I'm noticing a lot of ban evasion lately and from the end user POV it doesn't seem like anything is really being done to counteract it. The worst part is that people are interacting with the ban evading users and it's so often and regular that I think many have forgotten these people were banned for very good reasons. I feel this only encourages them further to keep doing it.
Obviously the programming aspect of ban evasion isn't working, so how about changing things up by changing how these users are treated SOCIALLY? I'm suggesting that there should be discouragement for actively engaging these banned users via moderator intervention. Warnings to the people talking to the permabanned users would be a great way to start.
I mean, think of it like this:
>In kindergarten, the bad kid got put in time out, right?
>He sat in a corner and wasn't allowed to talk to other kids, right?
>If he tried to talk to other kids, the teacher would make the timeout longer/harsher/etc.
>If other kids came up and tried to talk to him, the teacher would warn the other kids to not talk to him because he's in time out.
>If they kept breaking that little rule, those kids might find themselves in time out too.
This is how shit works in fucking kindergarten. I mean, fuck, I've had to do this to people when I worked for a boarding school for struggling young adults that were behaviorally challenged with whatever problems like drug addiction or anger issues or bipolar, etc. (I'm talking 18+). We had a status for individuals that were problematic for the community where they were basically plucked from their normal dorm and placed in an isolated dorm totally cut off from everyone else, with no cable/entertainment, and a shitload of appeals to write out to get back into the core community. They also were NOT allowed to leave these isolated dorms or interact with anyone but my coworkers and I who were basically counselors/groundskeepers. This was an extreme deal and rarely happened, I might add, but it did happen sometimes if the person was a threat to the safety of others. If people interacted with them they ran the risk of having the same stuff happen to them, plucked away and put into their own little dorm with the same stuff to do. Sometimes we had to move those people into a motel because it got so bad (one guy started bringing meth into the community, for example), and he had a buddy that kept fucking talking to him and doing dumb shit for him, and we basically wound up putting them both into two separate motels.
What I'm trying to say is, this is shit that works in real life; shit that I've actually done to people much more problematic then anything anyone could achieve on this website. So why can't we just have this special little clause in the rule that even a kindergarten kid can understand, that talking to and interacting with known ban evaders is prohibited, and that repeat offenses may find that user facing consequences as the moderators see fit.
People are banned for a reason here. I think the moderators have good reasons to ban them. When people are ban evading they're sticking the middle finger up to the mods, and the people talking to them might as well be too.
There's also always hell banning. But I think it'd be highly counterproductive to discuss that or admit that it's done at all if it is already.