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Update: Please do not block spam IPs any longer. Only users. If an IP spam attack becomes too difficult to manage, temporarily block the IP and inform polarkernel.

First of all, blocking on Physics Overflow should be done in discretion, and not like on most sites. A block should not be one you would consider lifting in the future. Users who are frank (and knowledgable, too, I am not talking about users who are frank but stupid) should be be given expert/editor priviledges, not blocked.  

Users who should be blocked are: 

  • Spammers (Block and delete on first sight) 
  • Trolls without any content contribution (Block after two warnings) 
  • Gibberish posters (Block and delete after two warnings) 
  • Off-topic* posters (Block after four warnings) 
  • Users who request a block (Block on first sight of request, if request is less than 3 days old) )
  • Users who request deletion (Block and delete on first sight of < 3 days oldrequest only in DISCRETION! We are not obliged to delete all users who request deletion.)    

 I think we should also have a barbaric culture of keeping these blocked users for other users to "pelt stones" at these displayed users : )

Joking aside, we should keep a public block log, with the exact reason for blocking/deleting, to be completely transparent as to why some one was blocked. 

Ok, so this has been agreed upon, so moderators (++); please post the usernames of the blocked users, together with the blocked reason, and link to previous public discussion about the user if any.  


*off-topic: Posts off-topic to both the site and to the thread are considered "off-topic" to qualify for this block category. Posts that are only off-topic to the thread, but not to the site, will be moved to chat or deleted if worthless.

asked Mar 21, 2014 in Public Official Posts by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 16, 2015 by dimension10

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Kyle Kanos's account has been deleted by Dilaton as per user's request. The relevant chat discussion where Kyle Kanos requests the removal of his information can be found here (archive).    

answered Apr 6, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 13, 2014 by dimension10

The relevant chat discussion where Kyle Kanos requests the removel of his information can be found here.

Added.  

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Sklivvz's account has been deleted by dimension10 as per user request. The relevant discussion in which he requests deletion can be found here and here and here (archives: 1 2 3).  

answered Apr 13, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
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arun, sasi, skokila, and mukesh's accounts has been blocked for spam.

answered Feb 16, 2015 by Jia Yiyang (2,410 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 16, 2015 by dimension10
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danshawen's account has been deleted by dimension10 as per user request.   

Edit: The request is hidden now also as per user request.

answered May 2, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jun 16, 2014 by dimension10

Thank you very much!

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policeman's account has been blocked for repeated spamming of garbage copy pasted from wikipedia and trying to "kick out" users from the site.

answered May 5, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
reshown Feb 21, 2015 by dimension10
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paulstastny's account has been blocked for posting blatantly off-topic spam that has nothing to do with physics at all.

answered May 19, 2014 by Dilaton (4,175 points) [ no revision ]
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head9ant's account has been blocked for spam.

He even confirmed his email and posted the spam in the "closed quiestion" category, LOL

answered May 28, 2014 by Dilaton (4,175 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jun 16, 2014 by dimension10
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Banned for posting off-topic spam in Swedish (or something)

http://www.physicsoverflow.org/user/phjklf

answered Jun 12, 2014 by Dilaton (4,175 points) [ no revision ]
reshown Feb 16, 2015 by dimension10
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jordansshoescheap's account has been blocked for spam.  

answered Jun 13, 2014 by dimension10 (1,950 points) [ revision history ]
edited Jun 16, 2014 by dimension10
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The accound dress33 has been blocked for spam.

answered Jul 3, 2014 by Dilaton (4,175 points) [ no revision ]

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