Well, there are some problems there, under our current board system. Banning from the board is done by banning an IP address, not a name, but I believe we can only have a certain number of IPs banned at a time. Also, since it does done by IP and not name, that means that someone who has their private IP banned can still log in from pretty much any other internet connection, like a library or a cafe with wi-fi.
Really, the only effective method of enforcing a ban, or making sure someone who has been asked to leave doesn't come back would be to have the Nameless Admin delete any new posts they make, as soon as they were spotted. Unfortunately, the Admin is the only one who can delete posts and/or register bans, which could potentially lead to an unfortunate amount of work on their end.
I was wondering what could be done about if, say, somebody was banned from the Board but just came back under a different name? Also, if somebody was asked to leave/banned, how would they actually be ... more
Re: Some enforcement queries Data Junkie,Sat Jul 21 8:30pm
...just because I agree with updating the Constitution, but the PPC Posting Board also needs a way to enforce it. Unfortunately not all people, when politely asked to leave, will necessarily leave,... more
...somebody could come in, flame under an existing member's name and get an innocent Boarder banned. First off, the IP addresses are visible. It would be very, very easy** to check the IP on the... more