hey guys! How bout we all make like a global ban list or somethin so if sdomeome’s being mingey on a server teh admin can just ban them and they r banned on all gmod servers? Itll be gr8, i know sum php and html and ajax so i could do all the programing, is it good? Id just look at al the bans and decide how long the nub needs to be banned lol! people could just steam friends my saying that someone was cheatin and id go ban them. sounds good right, ima ctually gonna start right now so post your suggestions!
OK, once you’re calmed down again:
Most global banning schemes (steambans, etc) are all closed-up. You can never really tell who’s banning who for why, beyond a 1 line description that’s just about as helpful as a Japanese electronics manual. You join a server and get kicked because, oh noes, you’re banned for ‘hacing,’ and there’s nothing you can do about it (protesting bans? OK, well that’s just as opaque). On the other side, if you see someone cheating,you take a few screens, maybe a demo if you’re really pissed off, and send them off into the black hole of “Submit a Ban” with variable success. It just isn’t the greatest all around.
What I’m suggesting would be the opposite. When a ban is submitted, anyone can watch it (and the evidence) progress through the steps towards arriving on the ban list itself. If you’re banned, you can simply go find your ban with your steamID or something, watch the incriminating evidence, and then go back to your room and cry into your blanky some more. If, however, you think the ban is illegitimate or too strong, submitted it for review (equally transparent) is easy, too.
Who would do the banning: NOT THE SERVER ADMINS gosh that’s the last time I’m gonna say that. Regular everyday users would submit complaints against someone (with evidence like demos/videos/etc), after which a random selected of people from peer review panel of reliable people (previously rounded up) would check each ban before being approved/denied.
I think this should address all the issues people have had with other systems, includingbutnotlimitedto “omg person x power trip,” “omg abusive server admins,” “omg exploitable,” etc.
Questions? No, this has nothing to do with EasyBan /shamelessplug