This is a long standing issue facing Inside Scoop and the badging process. I say it's time we finally put together an in-partial, defined measure we can use to make decisions and assessments. This will greatly access the badging/access process. What exactly makes a bad user (from a badge sense)? What makes a user too bad-- for PR, for badging and other non-ban related issues? In this thread, we will try to make a mathematical system for defining and finding "bad users." After finding a measure for bad userness, we can allocate values at which we would "not-badge", "de-badge," etc. etc. Pertinent variables: P= Personal Attacks (outright personal attacks on other members in what should be intelligent discussion) O= Outbursts (lashing back/out at decisions/information made in discussion/tournaments/etc.) P + O = F (Flaming) T = Trolling (specifically looking to insight outbursts on the side of the other party) C = Contrarian (being a contrary douche-bag just for the sake of being one) I = Ignores status, and general history / social makeup of the community M = Must contribute more (degree to which a member's actual contributions are shit) While M is a little different from the others (since it is a "negative" variable), we can generally measure the others as "# of posts that fall in category X made over time y" For instance P = 34, would mean 34 posts containing personal attacks made over 1 month. Next we can use multipliers to adjust to what degree we deem a behavior bad. For instance, C & L are relatively low offense compared to flaming and trolling, which is what made CiM really have to go over the top to get de-badged. Sample equation: 3T + C + I + M + 5(O + P) = 100 = minimal acceptability = Approximately Old SDS Of course, I'm not really good at math, so others please jump in to help make a better equation. We'll also need to assign values to varying degrees of "acceptability."