When a user gets banned, they are no longer able to actively communicate with other site members in the forums, so it seems sensible that threads they started then get closed to further reply.
This would also be useful in instances where people go on a persona spree to circumvent a ban and come back and spawn lots of hateful threads just to rant at everyone. Closing the threads would close down all the counterattacks and reverse name-calling much more quickly.
Agree 100%! What good does a Ban do when the user is right back at it again under another name?
Agree. Recently there have been way too many and people keep responding to a thread of which the OP is not active. Please, enough.
But then what would I do with all the popcorn I bought?
Make holiday garlands, take lots of pictures while doing so and then put up a great Hub about it.
Great suggestion. It would close the back door on some very silly ranting.
The coming back under another name is a whole 'nuther problem, but think how quickly a troll can spawn a dozen venomous threads... and then even if they are banned quickly, those threads keep going, keeping people angry for hours or sometimes even days when really the person everyone is trying to yell at (which isn't actually helpful or useful) is gone.
Case in point, this AM's forum attack by user Grandys. In about six hours, he started several threads just for the purpose of hating on HubPages, and although he's been banned for a little over an hour now, people are still replying to those threads and keeping that hate active. They should be closed.
Indeed, as should threads started by spammers. Leaving the rest fo the thread active is just confusing,
I disagree with this suggestion. Sometimes threads started by soon-to-be-banhammered users spawn worthwhile conversations among regular users. You-know-who will eventually get bored with it all or get swallowed by a shark/alligator/manatee or whatever they have down there.
I agree with you. Sometimes threads just go their own way, and stay interesting long after the Op has departed.
Truly vital discussions restart themselves, it happens all the time. But the soap-box hating wouldn't.
Having access to the forums after 90 days or having written 10 hubs would put a major stop to most of the sockpuppet/troll/hedgehogs that plague this place.
Without immediate access to the forums I might never have felt interested enough to write more than 10 hubs, and I would have had no one to ask about the stuff I couldn't figure out.
Here's another great example of why it would be good to close threads started by banned people.
Freud-Wise. Profile says he's been a member for nine months. He made five posts when he joined, then didn't do anything for nine months until this AM when he showed up and quickly started cranking out posts about forum trolling. How he shows as banned.
What's the point of leaving open his trolling posts on trolls?! That's not going to lead to worthwhile conversation...
After the last few days, I have become convinced that these sad little people *trolls* just love seeing their mischief making, with troll name in full view, on their computer screen. Trying to get into the mind of a troll, I imagine that they would become extremely frustrated when they open a new troll account and gone is the evidence that they ever even existed. Definitely, banned user threads should be deleted.
by rebekahELLE 10 years ago
Whenever I open the forums, I see countless threads by the same people, many of them unanswered or with only a couple of comments. I would love to see a limit on how many threads the same person can open daily. I often have to go to page 2 or 3 to see what else people are...
by Michael Willis 13 years ago
Just a thought, but couldn't the Locked in place Threads be placed in the Left-hand column like the 30 Hubs in 30 days?Would allow more threads to be shown in the Recent Forum Activity column. Everyone will still see them.
by TheGlassSpider 13 years ago
Since there's a place for suggestions...What about an option for starting a thread and inviting specific people to it? Public and Private threads, in other words. That way people could debate a topic without interference, work on a hub project together...other things I probably haven't thought of...
by Whitney 13 years ago
Bump our own threads 5 or 6 times within a few hours just to get people to comment on them? (When no one else is paying attention to that thread)
by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 years ago
To those who were banned from the forums for 1 month, 3 months, or permanently, did youfeel that the bans were justified? Why? Why not?
by Tina 14 years ago
I was just curious. I have not seen a lot of hubbers that have been here at Hubpages for over two years..perhaps they are too busy hubbing away!
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