@Cato To the best of my knowledge, specific to us:
- Is it true that posts and threads can be suspended, rejected or deleted when a certain number of ARs are submitted? Jive SBS allows for auto-moderation by # of abuse reports but we have the option turned OFF. So no, that's not all done by machines, regardless of # of reports, real humans look at the threads.
- Is it true that it is not possible to ban a user temporarily? No. We can. Also, I hate to split hairs semantically but we consider "suspension = temporary" and "ban = permanent".
- Is it true that there are problems imposing permanent IP bans which would keep out spammers? I don't know how we use IP banning specifically with Jive. But generally, we can see if a bunch of spammer accounts have shared info (like IPs).
But I'll put down getting a response as a battle win, even if the ARwar isn't yet over.
Oh, maybe someone could answer Eon's request in that thread for further information on who Cato's co-conspirators were, by telling him I was included, although I am not at liberty to mention anyone else who might have been involved, mainly because I don't actually know who else he/she consulted. I am sure Cato will be along when he/she returns from his/her morning jog along Venice to thank Torley personally and to acknowledge the plaudits of other interested parties; he/she is working to the same end as the rest of us, you know, to have a GD forum where opposing points of view can be coherently argued without arbitrary censorship.