@baris said in Bot attack:
if the community decides a user is a spammer(ie flags that user x times or clicks 'spam' x times) that user gets banned/deleted. Obviously this brings in other problems, like fake users flagging people to ban them I guess that power should be given to users with reputation > y.
Good point, but this gets me thinking about the future of the reputation plugin. My original vision was to do away with "mods" as a distinct subset of users, and have privilege levels that users can access (e.g. Over 1000 rep? Now you can moderate forums). This was the original reason why we have
thread_tools "permissions" in the topic data. It was implemented way back in the pre v0.1.0 days, and hasn't seen much use since, mostly because the user demand for more fine-grained access controls was just so strong.
- By v0.2.0, I believe we had moderators
- By v0.3.0, we had a working privileges system
- As of 0.5.0, we'll have a more fine-grained privileges system
So, sure, we can add in the capability to have users ban other users upon a set number of flags, but prior to this, I was even thinking of removing the rep level system altogether (just keeping "rep" as a cosmetic/aesthetic counter).