Started Mar 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Bans should be permanent..
In reply to Greg Eddinger, Mar 31, 2012

In these days of NATting, if you ban the IP address you ban everyone in that office.

In these days of DHCP, you ban a different person each day, only the first being the target.

In these days of mobile devices, nobody can be IP banned.

Greg Eddinger wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

You can't effectively ban people because they just create a new ID.

The site can ban the IP address from the site permanently. I've never seen a troll continue for more than 6 months anyway. It's just best to ignore them. Sometimes an ignorant poster is mistaken for a troll and just needs to some time to be convinced of something. I've seen a huge change in the content of this site over the last 12 years and as far a mediation goes unless someone is violating TOS i say let them voice their opinion and let the members deal with them. Free speech is more valuable than comforting words.
Gregory Eddinger
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