Don't worry, folks. We've got things under control. The banning admin panel has been smokin' hot over the past few days.
Originally posted by superkarate monkeydeathcar
it'd take some work, but it would prohibit the returning troll with new names. but also it would help new users get a feel for things before they first started posting new threads.
This cannot work. A lot of people would never *be* at AppleInsider if they couldn't post new threads as new members. Think of the people seeking technical support or purchasing advice or the rare soul that actually has "inside" information. What good does it do these folks to post for over a week (and most people *don't* post as much as 10 times a day) before they can discuss what's on their mind? Why bother waiting around here when they can go elsewhere?
No, that simply can't be. The admins and moderators here enough power to sufficiently restrain the trolls when they get out of control. I haven't seen any events recently where the trolls have gotten so out of control as to require more stringent restrictions.
lately in addition ton trolls, i've notice many innocent new a/i'ers starting threads they wouldn't have started if they had a better "lay of the land" as it were.
True, but that can be forgiven. For the same reason above, I cannot agree to just blocking new users from posting their questions and thoughts. We can move around threads just fine as people learn the way out site works.