Grants:IdeaLab/Restructure the account usergroup maturation flow
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
harassment, trolling, and junk edits
What is your solution?
If 4chan is a testament to anything, it's that given the anonymity and general lack of consequences, user-generated content will quickly end up unfit for the trash-heap.
First, anyone wishing to edit will need to sign in. Then, by creating a "probationary" account status between the "unregistered" and "new" usergroup flow, probationary users will need to earn their "new" account privileges from within tight restrictions.
Probation account (0 days - 30 days + 30 accepted edits)
- limit edits/posts/comments to 50 characters/day
- immediate perma-ban (IP/email address/other) if involved in harrasment/trolling/intentionally misleading edits during probationary
The basic idea behind this is to make accounts the "new user" privileges undependable by making gaming the account maturation process more work than it's worth.
Curb harassment, trolling, and junk edits by readjusting the freedoms of fresh accounts or accounts with few edits.
About the idea creator
Worked 8 years in video game QA and developement.
- Project manager great with software development workflow and project management... haven't tried it online, though. Room for one more project manager, by the way!Symphanticade (talk) 04:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
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