I don't know if it's possible, but after seeing how many alts people like DrkPhoenix and kain1 have created, I was wondering if it would be possible to ban an email from the site. It seems like a distraction and a pain in the neck every time the mods need to ban someone like DrkPhoenixs alts. An email ban would prevent them from making so many alts, or mabye limit the number of accounts an email can create.
Again, I don't know if it's possible.
If an Email ban was put into effect, 3J would also need to do an Email Confirmation thing. If you hadn't noticed, you can use any email to sign up for the site, and you're not required to confirm that 1) it's your email or 2) that it's even a working email.
Dang. So it cant be implemented.
I wish it could. I'm tired of seeing kains spamming.
It's not that it can't be implemented, it's just that it would be a big task. I'm not going to reject this out of hand because it would be good to have, but it's not likely to be an immediate priority or anything.
I thought this meant it would send an email to that address telling the user they've been banned, and explaining what happened and that an account cannot be un-banned. That'd be extraordinarily helpful, actually, given the amount of kids on this site who
1.) Have emails and internet access monitored by their parents and teachers.
2.) Don't know that they're banned or how banning works, and keep pestering the mods to give their account back.
You get banned, the moderators provide the reason for getting banned, and the site sends you an automatic email saying something along the lines of,
"Hah, your dusty ass has been banned by: [MOD] for the following reason(s): [BEING A SHIT]. This cannot be undone. You are beyond help. Do not come back until you've well and truly learned how to stop doing that thing."
I actually think that not telling them lowers the workload for admins because many banned users simply think there's a bug with the site and resolve to check in again at a later date. Additionally, we won't have to write an e-mail every time we ban someone haha.
"Additionally, we won't have to write an e-mail every time we ban someone haha."
Agreed. Banning someone should be fun for admins, not a chore. Lol.
Also, you don't even need a real e-mail address to create an account, as there's no confirmation necessary.
How about banning the persons IP address?
I don't have any alts or anything but as someone with five email accounts, (I use them all, don't question it,) I don't think that would work too well.