Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in suggestions,
Oh, Snap!

Banning by email address

Banning by email address

Short, concise description of the idea
Being able to ban a user not just by account, but by email address.

Full description of the idea
Right now, bannning a user from your community or journal isn't very effective. All that they have to do is create a new account to get around it.

I would like the option to ban an account and all of the other accounts on LiveJournal associated with any of that account's email addresses. This would make it slightly more onerous for banned users to come back.

This shouldn't be an automatic behavior; there are cases where someone might want to ban an account, but not other accounts held by that person.

Also, because of privacy concerns, the list of accounts that are being banned should be kept private--not revealed to the person who is banning. (Unless the email address is public or something? That might be unnecessarily complicated to explain to users, though.)

An ordered list of benefits
  • More effective bannination.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • It wouldn't prevent someone from creating a new account with a new email address, and this would have to be made clear on the journal owner's end.
  • Because of the privacy concerns, you might surprise ban someone you'll miss?
Tags: banned users, community maintenance, § no status
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