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alternative to banning

By Hircus follow Hircus   2017 May 18, 6:47pm 5,036 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

a long time ago I had a Vbulletin forum, and there was a plugin I installed called "miserable users". the idea was that instead of banning users, where they would usually just come right back under a different userid, you instead mark them for misery. after that, the plugin would randomly make a low percentage of http requests fail for that user, either partially or fully. and another % of requests would be delayed via sleep(rand(5, 20)), and a few other annoying things. it was very effective with my problematic users because they didn't know about it and didnt suspect anything due to the relatively low rate of affected http requests, and so they would eventually leave because of how frustrating my forums were to use.

1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 7, 2:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Lol, that's pretty funny. I'd consider it if I could first make all my http responses work quickly and correctly for good users. Still not there yet because of some bugs, but getting better every day.
2   HEY YOU   ignore (9)   2017 Oct 7, 5:48pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's only Free Speech if I agree with what is being said.

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