There is an ongoing incident in which an individual user is posting, at the time of writing, 24-and-counting threads harassing an individual ISD member and for some reason has still not gotten banned. Almost the entirety of the General Discussion category is currently spammed with locked/soon-to-be-locked threads of this individual user abusing ISD. This user is hardly anonymous at this point, but as a matter of principle I will not name them or screenshot the forums (in case GMs clean up the forums after the fact - so as to preserve his arguably undeserved privacy).
It’s important to remember that ISD are volunteers who work hard to provide a semblance of order and decency to the forums. The EVE Forums would be a rather degenerate place to be without ISD helping to maintain order. Some users (such as myself) feel CCP could certainly enlist more ISD volunteers than there are now so they can be more thorough and more responsive in pruning the forums, and that CCP should enable them to be a wee bit more aggressive with regards to punitive measures (eg. utilize bans instead of only locks, and do so with fewer warnings) when forum users are habitual offenders, eg. when 70% of your posts are “no ■■■■ off”, when you post 24 consecutive abuse threads,
or using newlines instead of periods like that young man @tutucox_Khamsi (that’s an inside joke ). Regardless of how you feel about CCP’s position on ISD recruitment and their enforcement capabilities, we should all be appreciative for the hard work they put in; they are volunteers who could be spending their time playing the game or doing other things, but instead they choose to help keep the forums tidy instead.
I’d like to in particular give a shout out to the man of the hour, @ISD_Dorrim_Barstorlode, who has been targeted by this child and who has been working hard closing these 24 threads over the past 2 hours, each time going through and identifying relevant copy pasta of forum policies to apply to lock the thread when, if he could have it his way, he’d have whipped out the ban hammer on strike three.
If you guys would like to honor him with a soundtrack, apparently a separate forum post for this has been formed here:
By the way @ISD_Dorrim_Barstorlode - how do you go about becoming ISD? The first step in increasing ISD numbers are to have some of us apply to begin with
(Yes, the number of posts continues to rise… I’ve had to update the count numerous times while writing this… I wonder if the user is stupid enough to out himself by commenting on this thread by saying “no ISD suck” - let’s find out )
UPDATE: Given recent incidents (and likely the consideration of community feedback in this thread), CCP has decided to further empower ISD.
ISDs will have the power to temporarily silence users who repeatedly ignore their warnings.