Posted Nov 22, 2003 6:22 UTC (Sat) by GreyWizard
In reply to: On comment abuse
Parent article: On comment abuse
Also, a "troll button" at the subject of each comment could allow people to flag a troll. Could a system be set up to mail the LWN editors every time a comment is flagged more than, say, 10 times, and that comment could be hidden?
A troll button that could be pressed by trolls would be pressed by trolls. LWN editors would be flooded with mail and many innocent comments would be hidden. Limiting the troll button to subscribers would improve the situation quite a lot but still suffers from scaling problems. An effective long-term solution must be relatively autonomous, at least from the perspective of the LWN editors. After all, they are a scarce resource.
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