No, that's why I specifically saidcrazylegsmurphy wrote:Does she really strike you as the type to be savvy enough to bypass IP addresses and such?
Note too, that whenever I reset my modem, I'm generally assigned a new IP address by my Internet Service Provider (ISP) from a 'pool' of IP addresses assigned to my ISP (I'd have to pay my ISP extra to have a dedicated IP address).OzAnt wrote:Also, pure dumb luck (eg: her changing internet providers)...
Now, I've never hosted/moderated a forum (ie, I can't speak from experience), but if Emery banned User + IP address, I'm imagining [that if her ISP works the same way mine does] she could stumble back in simply if she's had her modem turned off for a while (because, say, God forgot to remind her to pay her electricity bill) and then turned it back on and tried to log in (ie, her ISP would assign her a different IP address).
This is precisely why I think Emery allows this forum to moderate itself to the extent that it does (so much less work). He's worked out that people like Carico eventually go away if we ignore 'em for long enough.crazylegsmurphy wrote:Much like anyone in life, everyone should begin with a clean slate when you meet them and a forum is no exception. A few years ago I was the owner of a forum that hosted a little over 2300 active users and I only had one other person tasked to moderate it. This forum was part of a website that was geared towards people 13 - 25 and and so you can imagine how many "Carico's" I dealt with.
I would have thought so too, but my experience on this forum over the last couple years is that they eventually give up.crazylegsmurphy wrote:Trolls like Carico do what they do because it's easy. If they have free reign over a forum they'll take full advantage of that. This forum is perfect for someone like her because she has very little, to no resistance.
I dunno, CLM. I was once a fundie type of Christian. Whilst I don't believe I'd ever have sounded as unhinged as Carico, it's kind of sobering to see the path I was once headed down. I'm not even convinced she's a nut-job. She certainly comes across as one, but then I recognise that I'm losing respect for any adult that believes in an invisible entity and believes it's their invisible entity's command/desire to get me to believe in it too. That said, I'm not sure where she gets her ideas on magnetic particles stopping us floating off the planet or where she gets the idea that cats have simply 'forgotten' to be herbivores... Okay, maybe she's a little nuttier than your typical Rocky Road candy bar...crazylegsmurphy wrote:It is the nature of this topic that we'll get nut jobs on either side and I think it should be policy that every nut gets treated equally until they prove they're not capable or interested of having a decent conversation. Carico has proven time and time again she is not interested in anything we stand for here.
But see, this is what I was getting at in my previous post though; at the moment I can go to Encyclopedia Dramatica and look up Carico and make an easy decision to ignore the poster. If Carico was to log under a new name, it would involve my time and effort to work out whether I should ignore her or not. That would annoy me more is all I'm saying.