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    We need a slashdot-style moderation system

    We need a slashdot-style moderation system where people retain "karma" of some sort based on their posts. That way we could moderate people as "troll", "idiot", "spammer", "complete newbie" and have them automatically filtered. (Of course, we'd have to create a "Newbie forum" where newbies weren't filtered... it's not their fault so we shouldn't block them completely.)

    And these moderation tags should appear right under their names, next to (or in place of?) the titles, so that people can immediately see "oh, he's just a troll, let's ignore his crazy post", or "hmm, that new web hosting company is run by a complete newbie, let's move on...".

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    What if you were *formerly* an idiot?
    Would you still be listed in the idiot group?
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    I think that once you make enough non-idiotic comments (say, 2570, perhaps?) you'd have said tag removed.
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    Originally posted by cperciva
    I think that once you make enough non-idiotic comments (say, 2570, perhaps?) you'd have said tag removed.
    Just give me a simple, impossible, mission; why don't you?






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    For once, I agree with cperciva.

    Who's going to add it to vbulletin?

    Is there a mod?
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    yeah, there are several user rating/karma mods out there for vB

    I don't necessarily agree with the proposed use though. This is a knowledge-sharing forum... singling out the "idiots" would almost defeat the purpose. If a few so-called hosting experts wanna get together and chat about new industry secrets, do it on Instant Messenger.

    I'm somewhat of an elitist myself, and I hate when people ask questions that can easily be answered with a quick search...but other than that, we all start out somewhere.
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