On comment abuse
Posted Nov 20, 2003 17:45 UTC (Thu) by james
In reply to: On comment abuse
Parent article: On comment abuse
I envisage a system just aimed at spam and obvious trolls. If a troll isn't "obvious", then it isn't worth taking it off the site.
Face it, few trolls are going to bother to put even a semi-coherent argument together. Those that can manage coherency are arguably a productive part of the discussion, even if they don't believe what they're posting.
If there are groups of subscribers reporting each other, then there's something seriously wrong, and my prefered answer is to silently reject all their abuse reports. There's all sorts of possibilities to do that automatically based on their previous "scores" (how many posts they've reported as unacceptable that the LWN staff or trusted delegates have considered acceptable).
There's a very poor joke in here about an early Un*xoid on Intel. I'm not making it.
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