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OK so with all this troll stuff going on.....

(7 Posts)
DumDeDum Sun 05-Oct-08 10:49:58

Id like to put forward an idea of mmine and apolagies if its been thought of already!

Ok, so when somebody joins the site for the first time i think there should be a time period, somewhere between 1 and 4 months where namechanging is desabled (sp?)

Because a lot of trolls when you search their records have only been on the site a few weeks before they start!

Yay or Nay?

littlelapin Sun 05-Oct-08 10:52:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fymandbean Sun 05-Oct-08 10:53:15

how would you stop someone registering 2 or three (or more) times in different names to get round this?

DumDeDum Sun 05-Oct-08 10:54:47

Well yes i didnt get that far lol but it would stop the half hearted ones that really cant be bothered to make an effort!

InvisiblePsychomum Sun 05-Oct-08 11:05:00

I wish there was an easy way of trying to discourage the trolls, but I really don;t think there is.

Sycamoretree Sun 05-Oct-08 11:13:15

I agree, I don't think there is such a thing as a half hearted troll - they come with the implicit purpose of getting attention - they need it for whatever F'd up reason, and a bit more e-paper work is not going to put them off. I think the only sensible thing to do, is to continue to just try and rise above it and move on once they've been dealt with.

Also, you can't ban name changing within a time frame, because some people will have genuine reasons for wanting to - ie they feel they've released too much personal info and want to start afresh, or they've had a bit of a run in with someone and would rather have a "clean slate" as it were - both of which I think are perfectly legit.

HRHSaintMamazon Sun 05-Oct-08 11:15:04

A lot of sites wont allow you to register more than one account from an IP address. maybr that would be a way round it

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