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? – Mark Peters Mar 16 '11 at 5:04
  • @mark to place a blacklist of usernames. – Jacob Mar 16 '11 at 10:27

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 '11 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 '11 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 '11 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. – Mark Henderson Mar 16 '11 at 4:12
  • Haha. lol @ Servar Fault – Amal Murali Sep 21 '13 at 9:03

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