Declined Vote Abuse

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Wild, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Wild

    Wild Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    I was thinking about making it possible to prohibit someone from voting if the concerned individual is clearly vote abusing. I spend a lot of time on the Dr servers and the players there have been encountering this issue a lot, so why not add an additional option in the "votes available" section to solve that by only restricting the player from using the vote menu.
    I can provide some screenshots if needed.
     
  2. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    Report people for vote abuse and include demo evidence. If they do it often enough they are chat banned for up to a month.
     
  3. Wild

    Wild Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Way too much work when multiple people are vote abusing, if it happened occasionally i wouldn't have bothered creating this thread. It's just annoying to see a vote pop up every 10 sec. Besides, some people may do it once and never reiterate, getting banned for that looks like a harsh punishment.
     
  4. Jermaphobe

    Jermaphobe Wicked Nasty Engineer Contributor Mapper

    Steam:

    Don't leave a complaint if it's "way too much work" to report rule breakers with the already established report system
     
  5. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    ?????????????

    The punishment for first time vote abusing is one day of not being able to use text chat
     
  6. Wild

    Wild Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Established doesn't mean it can't be improved, isn't it the point of suggestions ?

    What do you mean by first time ? What i was trying to say is that some people may voteabuse multiple times for an hour or two (like it has already happened numerous times) but don't reiterate afterwards.
     
  7. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    If someone abuses votemenu multiple times their first punishment is still 1 day of no text chat. Then 3 days. Then a week. Then a month.

    You can also vote to silence (no text or voice) people for spam for 30 minutes which sounds like what you area suggesting anyway.
     
  8. Wild

    Wild Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    Thanks for clarifying these grey areas but why not allow the player to use the chat without him having access to the vote menu instead
     
  9. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    That capability doesn't exist.
     
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  10. Wild

    Wild Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    That's why i'm suggesting it '-'
     
  11. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    So a redundant vote option someone has to spend time coding

    epic
     
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  12. Wild

    Wild Mildly Menacing Medic

    Steam:

    It may be a little bit redundant but imo it can be helpful, i see why you aren't convinced tho.
     
  13. Metroidz

    Metroidz Server-Clearing Cynic

    Steam:

    In FTP there generally should be much resource or utility used to give certain players privileges over others or chances to bypass rules.

    It's bad enough that making new steam accounts to circumvent punishments is criminally easy. Which is what a lot of people do.

    Punishing players by taking away their ability to type is perfectly justified for abusing or spamming votes because "OH COOOOOOOOOOL, LOOK A VOTING SYSTEM! LETS GET SOMEONE KICKED!"
     
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