[Foundation-l] Moderation and this list
swatjester at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 02:05:24 UTC 2007
I think you are confusing a mailing list with a MUD. The former is a
communication tool. The latter is a game.
On Dec 22, 2007, at 4:41 PM, Brian wrote:
> This issue has been solved and resolved a million times since the
> early days
> of the Internets when gamers such as myself were addicted to MUDs.
> quite simple - you give people a limited number of turns per day and
> having sockpuppets illegal. This stops people who have nothing
> better to do
> than sit around and play all day from advancing a ridiculous number of
> levels, and it also stops them from writing bots to play for them. Of
> course, they can use Tor or some other IP address masking technique,
> that has only ever been a mild irritant, and they eventually make a
> such as logging into both accounts using the same IP address.
> This has the positive side effect of causing you to stop and think
> what you were going to do with your turns for that day. You might
> even plan
> it out, so as to make the absolute most of them. I think its a great
> for this list, although, I get by on very few myself =)
> On Dec 21, 2007 4:46 PM, Matthew Britton <matthew.britton at btinternet.com
>> Lars Aronsson wrote:
>>> Or we could introduce a limit of 20 messages per person and month.
>> People actually seem to be taking this seriously, for reasons that
>> escape me, so perhaps a little nudge in the direction of reality is
>> Limiting the number of messages an individual is permitted to post
>> only prevent active, honest individuals being insightful or helpful
>> they have used up their quota. If someone really wants to make
>> themselves heard, they will simply subscribe multiple addresses to
>> list and continue posting. Only those who play by the rules will
>> lose out.
>> No offense intended, but this is really a very bad idea. I mean,
>> next, limiting the number of edits people can make to the wikis?
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