On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 4:08 UTC (Thu) by proski
In reply to: On comment abuse
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I don't think there should be any limitations on the depth, especially for subscribers. Long threads are not always abuse of the system. Sometimes really interesting thoughts appear deep in the thread. Maybe we could limit non-subscribers to 3 comments a day to encourage more subscriptions, but don't consider it an anti-troll measure - trolls will use multiple accounts.
Generally speaking, to protect from trolls we should either prevent them from posting or prevent their posts from reaching the intended audience. I believe the later is much easier because you don't need to identify the authors - you merely need to identify the posts. Many sites tried both, and we should learn from their experience before trying to invent something new.
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