There have been some proposals for dealing with
s. Let's collect them here for comparison. See also
We haven't yet come up with a list of requirements for a successful vandalism solution. Here is a first pass: (see
Should address WikiTrolling. (see TrollDefinition)
Should address EditWar s.
Should address OffTopic material (either embrace it or eliminate it--at a minimum, set clear guidelines as to what is OK and what is not).
Note that spam and vandalism have very different motivations, although they are similar in outcome. A well-crafted solution is needed for each problem, but discussion is likely to be more productive if we don't confuse the issues.
should be addressed on that page, not here.
Most proposals either attempt to make trolls want to leave on their own, or to forcefully remove them.
Ideas to make trolls want to leave on their own:
AnonymizeRecentChanges. Take away trolls' ability to target specific individuals.
TolerateOffTopic. Learn to live with it. Maybe the trolls will go away on their own.
LetsSlowDownDeletions. Slowing down deletions will allow more cooling-off time, so there will be less spontaneous trolling.
SubscriptionFee. Make it a financial burden for the trolls to continue.
DelayAction. Create an impervious fence with time. Make it impossible for an attacker to get results right away.
Ideas to forcefully remove trolls:
Partial solutions and specific technologies:
(these are intended to meet all of the requirements.)
Note that the grouping above is pretty arbitrary and may not make any sense at all. We should come up with a better way to organize this page. Also, these proposals and ideas have lots of dependencies on each other. I've pointed out a couple using "(implies x)" syntax, but there are many more to add.
There are many other proposals discussed on
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