In the vein of the inclusion project, and the long list of posts about rude comments being a network wide issue...
Could we perhaps extend the consequences of rude comments to the network level?
Some have suggested rate throttling, some have suggested comment banning, some have suggested auto flagging. All of which sound like pretty good solutions to me. But I suspect that these initiatives will fall short on an issue I find particularly irritating...
It seems like we have users who tend to behave pretty well, on their home site/s, but tend to behave poorly when they're visiting other communities. As in the user isn't new, has accumulated some rep, and seems to be aware of, and obeys the rules on the site where their primary account lives... But doesn't seem to care much if they're violating "be nice" on another network site.
I obviously can't prove the theory, but I suspect that part of the problem is that these problem tourists aren't personally invested in the sites where they're being rude, so they don't have much of a reason to care if they get suspended from those sites.
I'm thinking that if the consequences of poor behavior were network wide, it may be more of a deterrent. If you get suspended from The Workplace for being rude, you're also suspended on Stack Overflow and vice versa.
To be clear I'm primarily talking about handling rude/abusive situations. The guidelines regarding that are uniform and network wide.
I realize that network wide bans tend to be seen as an extreme solution, but I'm having trouble thinking of a better one.
If not network wide consequences, is there a better solution to the rude tourist problem?