On Server Fault we have noticed a lot of people naming their accounts Server fault, Moderator, or new today Deleted account. This could lead to some confusion, and I would like to request they be blocked. Also though I haven't seen it, I wonder if someone could sign up with an expletive or non-appropriate username?

  • What's your feature request? Mar 16, 2011 at 5:04
  • @mark to place a blacklist of usernames.
    – Jacob
    Mar 16, 2011 at 10:27

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If you think a particular user name is offensive or confusing, just flag one of the user's posts with a message to the moderator.

They have all the tools required to deal with such behavior.

The trouble with a black list, is that people can constantly figure ways around it. Servar Fault, Mod, Administrator, Owner, Fu*k and so on....

  • I agree, but it can't really hurt to put one in I would assume, it would at-least stop some of it.
    – Jacob
    Mar 16, 2011 at 1:59
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    @Jacob If certain patterns become common and cause excess work for the moderators, they will implement filtering. Until then, though, they'll just work the moderators like dogs to fix the problem.
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 16, 2011 at 2:03
  • @Jacob, we have spent so much work on the moderator UI. At the moment there are only 2 flags on SF. SF could easily handle many, many more flags. The mods on SF certainly have the bandwidth to deal with this.
    – waffles
    Mar 16, 2011 at 2:13
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    @Jacob - I saw the flag for 'deleted account' in the system, so the system does work :) To be honest though it doesn't happen too often. Mar 16, 2011 at 4:12
  • Haha. lol @ Servar Fault Sep 21, 2013 at 9:03

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