So this isn't quite as exciting news as some of the other stuff that's been happening.
Today we are officially adding much better support for temporary bans/lock outs. Previously we had very limited abilities regarding temporarily censoring an account, and most of it was manual. Now we have a much better feature set.
- Users can be temporarily locked out/banned from specific actions, not the entire account. E.g. only submitting, or only tagging. So you'd still be free to do things unrelated to the temporary ban.
- Moderators are required to give a reason, and you're linked to the moderator. As always there is also the firstname.lastname@example.org email account.
So why have we added this functionality?
Some people start off really bad at tagging. This is a simple way to not have 1000 terrible tags and start communications with the user.
We currently have 2 active moderators for new submissions. Just two guys. So our moderators are currently overwhelmed. And one of them is cdd, who's time is better spent making sweet features for the sites. We have quite a few users that aren't working on moving towards being a trusted user, and we need some solution that helps the moderators, and motivates people to learn/follow the rules :p
So - we are really asking that people work with us. If you really enjoy submitting images that will just be deleted, it will simply mean every now and then the moderators will give themselves a few days break, and then things will go back to normal.
Please let me know if you have questions,