[Solved] Another questionable user

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[Solved] Another questionable user

Postby acknak » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:52 pm

Just FYI...

Based on a couple of near-nonsense (to me at least) posts, I started to move all posts for
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=49615
to the Quarantine area and banned the user.

But then I see he has one post that looks completely legitimate: viewtopic.php?p=213990#p213990
So, I left that one and un-banned the user name.

I've sent a pm; waiting for a response.
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Re: Another questionable user

Postby RGB » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:24 pm

Just a general question. This thread and a previous one deal with particular users, give links to their user profiles and talk about banning and so on.

I think that this kind of threads can be considered as containing "sensible material" in the form of "user data": we do not need to exaggerate on the "make all public" mantra because talking about specific actions against specific users that breaks forum rules are perfect candidates for the forum's private area.

After all, the use of the private area was in the proposal for the migration...

The risk I can see here is to start talking about a user in public, exposing him/her to common attention and then discover (too late) that everything was a big misunderstanding...

Just my 2 ¢
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Re: Another questionable user

Postby acknak » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:04 pm

Oops--I thought this was the private forum :oops:

However, my feeling is that a user's status can be a public discussion, since we're discussing nothing except what the user has already made public, and the user's identity is still completely anonymous.
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Re: Another questionable user

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:11 pm

acknak wrote:my feeling is that a user's status can be a public discussion, since we're discussing nothing except what the user has already made public, and the user's identity is still completely anonymous.

+1. There is no specific sensitive data/opinion here (the only point is that standard users can't access the Quarantine forum).

I feel exactly like acknak too and I admit that in fact I did nothing, waiting if there would be another reaction from a moderator/Volunteer...
Let's wait for a reply to acknak's PM.
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