Ms. Clever (irishvampire13) wrote in suggestions,
Ms. Clever

A much-needed security feature

A much-needed security feature

Short, concise description of the idea
A new security feature that will allow members to instantly ban users who they don't want adding them.

Full description of the idea
There's a very good reason for this. For twenty-four hours, I have been plagued by different usernames trying to add me to their Friends list. I am positive that it is either a bot or one ill-meaning person. The clue I have that tells me this must be the case is that when I scan their journal, it only says random nonsense. Despite what the LJ FAQ says, this must somehow be a TOS violation. Merely banning them so that I don't see them on my profile does not stop them.

What I'm suggesting is that when a member finds that an account has them on their Flist (aka when they see the Also Friend Of category on their profile), that new account's username should have a toggle box next to it. That way, if the person being added believes that this is someone who means them harm, or that it's a bot causing trouble, they can toggle the box, and that account will be instantly banned without having to find the Admin Console.

An ordered list of benefits
  • It will be that much easier to rid one's account of TOS violators who are getting in under the radar.
  • Also, there will be less fuss trying to go through the FAQ to find the Admin Console link.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Admittedly, this could be abused by those who are not being harrassed in the above-described manner. It should come with the advice that the person using this feature should make very, very sure that they actually need to use it beforehand.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • All I can say is to be very careful that this only affects the Also Friend Of list, rather than the Friend or Mutual Friend list.
  • Thank you for your time.
Tags: abuse, banned users, spam, user interface, § implemented differently
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