So, room owners can now moderate their rooms which is great! I think this is an awesome step towards a less abuse prone chat. Now that it's implemented I'd like to suggest a few new additions to harden the system.
- Now that room owners can remove problematic users from their room - we should disable non-mod flags. As they create noise and are hard to interpret. Given the functionality added to the system recently - they sound kind of pointless.
- Fixed - We've been exposed to 'avatar bombs' where a user creates several accounts with hateful avatars and joins the room - for this reason I believe the threshold for showing an avatar for a joined user should be 20 rep - the same amount required to speak. The avatars should also be hidden in the main site chat links.
- Users who cannot participate in the room (it's gallery and they don't have access, they don't have 20 rep, they're kicked or suspended) should not be able to star messages in the room. We've had users problematic abuse the star system before.
I think that implementing these small adjustments should really help with chat abuse and potentially even kill it. Thanks again for taking all this seriously, we appreciate it.