Redfoxmagi
 member, 163 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 02:02
Blacklist Function?
So, I've been around here for many, many years now.  But, I've always wondered if the site as a whole had a blacklist function.  I'm intending to be here for a many more years from now, but I know that my memory probably will end up going as I get older and I'll lose track of players I didn't get along with when I open games in the future.  I've probably gone through at least five or six computers since I first started here, so lists that I keep myself may not be as reliable.

I've never really gotten into the technical aspects of this site, and I've always avoided talking a lot on the forums.  But, I figured why not actually take the risk and ask publicly?  Hopefully, I won't get ridiculed too much for asking.
donsr
 member, 2075 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 02:22
Blacklist Function?
using the GM tools  you can  ban players, when you check the  drop down, it will show platyers you banned.
Redfoxmagi
 member, 164 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 02:57
Blacklist Function?
I'm referring to something more like a method to keep track between games.  Like if I banned someone from a game I was running five years ago, but I'd opened another game.  Or even on the flip side: say I had a bad experience with a particular GM four years ago and want to make sure I don't inadvertently apply to one of their games in the future due to bad memory.  The site's getting up there in years, after all.  And so are some of us.  Haha.
donsr
 member, 2076 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 03:07
Blacklist Function?
for my part..i only had to bad  2 players.. i would never  want them in a game again..so? i run 3  games, if  a name shows up, and  i'm not sure ..i check?..I even check the  players names who have played, in case  they played in another game years ago?

 otherwise..you'd have to send your  self a PM, then  just edit that PM   everythign  you add a name..hopefully, you'll never have that many names!
facemaker329
 member, 7258 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 03:13
Blacklist Function?
To the best of my knowledge, no.  There's no such function.  If you have a game you can keep running, you could dedicate part of your scratch pad in the game to being your own personal blacklist...or set up a Google document or email yourself the names.

But site management has repeatedly expressed a lack of interest in anything resembling a blacklist function, and in my estimation, "I don't trust my memory" isn't going to be a very compelling argument for changing that stance.

That said, I have nothing to do with site management, and could be completely wrong...
bigbadron
 moderator, 15947 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 03:24
Blacklist Function?
As somebody who does have something to do with site management, I can say that there is no such function, and we do not intend to implement one.
donsr
 member, 2077 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 03:25
Blacklist Function?
yep... in my games  i have a PM to myself, that i add   vid clips  that i want to use  in the game later..

or stats  ect... that PM will be there forever  and you can edit  in new info.
Redfoxmagi
 member, 165 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 04:12
Blacklist Function?
Makes sense.  I just didn't want to keep a game shell up with that as the express purpose.  Felt like it'd be a waste of site resources.
evileeyore
 member, 396 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 04:58
Blacklist Function?
jase has said he'd look into a user account linked Scratchpad like we have in individual games.  Right now that's where I store my list, in my game scratchpads, and I just migrate teh list to new games so I have a back up.

But if we had a user account Scratchpad, that'd be the ideal place to save it.  It won't help when you're a player in a game and so are they, but it's the best I've come up with so far.
Gaffer
 member, 1655 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 19:51
Blacklist Function?
Do you really run into so many players or GMs that are so bad that you need a list to remember them for YEARS?!
Sir Swindle
 member, 259 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 20:09
Re: Blacklist Function?
Gaffer:
Do you really run into so many players or GMs that are so bad that you need a list to remember them for YEARS?!

On a site where you routinely interact with someone for weeks or months with both of you using aliases the whole time, yes.

I remember that Gragnar the Distruptive was a real piece of work but I'm never going to remember who was playing him.

And since everyone gravitates towards certain systems you will constantly have the same players applying for the same games, it would be nice to know that that "this guy here with an asterisk" was someone you marked as an enemy.
Redfoxmagi
 member, 166 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 20:13
Re: Blacklist Function?
What Swindle said. And itís not like I ran into a lot of them in a short period of time or something. But, Iíve been on this site for many years now. When it gets to be that long it starts to add up.
NowhereMan
 member, 381 posts
Fri 16 Oct 2020
at 20:15
Re: Blacklist Function?
In reply to Sir Swindle (msg # 11):

Agreed. And it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad player or GM. There are people here who I'm sure are great GMs, but their playstyle means that I would absolutely hate playing in one of their games. I've kept a blacklist for RPoL since shortly after I joined, and about half of the people on it are there because we would not enjoy playing together, rather than any behavioral issues.