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FX Spamming
Making this public.

FX has been spamming almost continually, making threads with a quoted post or PM one after another. He's hard to keep up with.

Speaking as an Admin, I'm considering the possibility of giving him a timeout 24 hour ban or something like that.

Input please?

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Can you restrict him to posting once an hour or something?

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looking at my options I may only be able to permaban him. :(

I need raven or os to inform me a bit before I take action.

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Making this public.

FX has been spamming almost continually, making threads with a quoted post or PM one after another. He's hard to keep up with.

Speaking as an Admin, I'm considering the possibility of giving him a timeout 24 hour ban or something like that.

Input please?

Seems reasonable.

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Making this public.

FX has been spamming almost continually, making threads with a quoted post or PM one after another. He's hard to keep up with.

Speaking as an Admin, I'm considering the possibility of giving him a timeout 24 hour ban or something like that.

Input please?
Yeah, something needs to be done.
I have him on "ignore" - but the "New Posts" list is continuously littered with spam.
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looking at my options I may only be able to permaban him. :(

I need raven or os to inform me a bit before I take action.

This might help:
https://www.stayathomemum.com.au/my-kids/how-to-handle-a-temper-tantrum/

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Lol, yeah, but unfortunately I'm in another country and he won't talk to me either.

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I responded by PM
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
― Mark Twain 🔭

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I despise Soap Operas.
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You finished, then? because that would be good.

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Read your PMs

And thanks for all the fish
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 :hug:
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looking at my options I may only be able to permaban him. :(

I need raven or os to inform me a bit before I take action.

There isn't a ban timer like vbulletin has.  We'll have to give people their abilities back manually when the ban/suspension is over.

If we want to have suspensions (and I think we do), where a member can read everything but not post during a period of time, I'll need to create permissions for that.

Should probably go ahead and do it so it's available if needed.

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Thanks, raven.

I believe FX is done spamming for now though, so not a big hurry.

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I believe FX is done spamming for now though, so not a big hurry.

It was a cry for help.
Or perhaps the result boredom.
Possibly early stages of dementia...  forgetfulness/memory loss and the repetition of opening the threads.
Maybe he was just drunk posting.
Perhaps some combination of any of the above.  
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maybe he is dying again.
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maybe he is dying again.

Hmmm,,, it could be the phantom tumor reemerging.
I hear pseudotumor cerebri can also cause blindness and obesity, in addition to spamming behaviors.
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looking at my options I may only be able to permaban him. :(

I need raven or os to inform me a bit before I take action.

There isn't a ban timer like vbulletin has.
Bloody well should be. It's been around since SMF 1.0.x IIRC, certainly since 1.1.x, so Elk should definitely have it. Me go look.
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Umm, Raven: "Ban will expire after [little ticky box] day(s)"? :grin:

Just under the bold heading that says "Expiration", on this page: http://talkrational.org/index.php?action=admin;area=ban;sa=add

To head off the next question, yes it will only do bans in 24 hours chunks by default. It would be possible to modify it to do shorter bans, but I suspect they won't really be needed.
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tks.

I didn't find that when I did my comprehensive (I thought) tour of the the admin section.

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also, you create a ban type and then assign users to it?  Or is each user's ban a special, hand-crafted thing?

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I believe FX is done spamming for now...
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also, you create a ban type and then assign users to it?  Or is each user's ban a special, hand-crafted thing?
Dunno actually. Used to be the latter, although you could add extra triggers to an existing ban (IP's, emails, usernames, etc). I haven't had to use Elk's ban system yet.
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It looks like the latter just based on how the page is laid out.

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Could play with a test account, but I suspect it's the same basic system as SMF.
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