As SlapSpan is currently showing in the forums (since he/she is spamming gibberish threads in the lounge with over 22 threads rights now), trolls can be quite annoying. They can be temporarily detrimental to the site if all of the mods are off the site or asleep at the time. In addition, our wonderful moderators have to deal with a significant amount of crap.
I propose that some (of our mature and trusted) users could be given partial mod powers. Specifically, they would have the abilities to delete posts and storygame comments. So, when somebody is spamming, there would be a significantly higher probability of stopping the problem quickly especially if at least one of these partial mods is active when the others aren't (such as one in a non-American time zone). During calmer periods, the partial mods would simply alleviate the time taken away by deleting cys' crap.
At the very least, this power would be a test to determine if the user can handle the authority properly.
Agreed. Just the ability to delete threads for a small circle of users (like an "honor circle") would be an effective way to get rid of trolls. If the user abuses it in any way, it can be stripped from them by regular mods.
Sorry that I can't take care of things at the moment -- I'm at work. This is an interesting idea.
I'm am fairly certain that the SpamBot is just our angry spammer. In addition, the statistical probability of having Ryder unleash his "spambot" when Rainbow is spamming is nearly impossible. (Plus, he'd do it when there isn't another spammer so he could garner the most attention.)
How would Rainbow know about Ryder? Also, he could have just chosen now to do it to maximize chaos.
(This seems to be a semi-derailment.) I'm fairly certain that Ryder has been referenced recently.
Thanks for the hate Mizal what names that it sounds Chinese
Is that good grammar
No, it's not. It's horrific.
This needs to be a thing, and quickly. As a daily user, I'd be willing to accept the responsibility needed to be a "mini-mod", and help keep CYS under a more firm defense against trolls.
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I don't think it's going to be enough. There is more than one, and a potential "spambot".
Oh good. Thanks :))
Nah, it's RainbowDick and Ryders "spambot."
Well. Didn't know Ryder was back.
Wouldn't that just be making more, but shittier mods? I agree in the sense that people who could become mods in the future could be given this as a sort of test, but I think a change that wouldn't involve Mods having to get involved with everyone's bullshit would be to create a sort of council system, where members with a certain amount of points can vote to delete threads, comments, or posts, possibly with annotations giving a brief reason.