Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote in suggestions,
Douglas Spencer

Track comments by user X in community C

Track comments by user X in community C

Short, concise description of the idea
Provide the facility to track any comment by a specified user in a specified community

Full description of the idea
If you click on the "track this" button on a comment in a post, you get a choice of two things to track:
- Someone comments under the thread by User_X in Post_P in Community_C
- Someone comments on Post_P in Community_C

We're currently dealing with a user posting the occasionally trollish comment, but who also has non-trollish things to say. We'd like to keep an eye on them without banning them outright.

There should be a third option:
- User_X comments on any post in Community_C

That third option could be available only to community moderators/maintainers/owners.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Community maintainers/moderators/owners have an additional tool at their disposal to manage users who are sporadically-but-not-consistently trollish.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Extra load on the tracking system
  • Extra coding, testing, bugfixing etc
  • Whiners complaining about the potential for stalking, and hence extra load on the support/abuse system
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