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  • after much thinking I have made a decision to get rid of the problem user category - it is unneeded as while it served a purpose in early days it is not suitable for a modern wiki, as it simply alienates some users and makes it very difficult for them to improve - much like labelling someone a "criminal" for life.. they can never improve if they are labelled as "bad" forever.

    thus I feel it needs to go - it also becomes a feeding ground for trolls, much as ASBOs are sought after by some yobs so too would truly troublesome users delight in getting a category of their own to gain infamy with.

    Fandom Staff and Admins can already block trouble-users, no need to brand them as well.. it is a tactic that can't work anymore.

    https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Problem_Users

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    • We discussed this over at Discord recently and we pretty much agree to delete this category.

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    • I think we may also do with removing "Trusted Users" - while it means well I feel it kind of creates an "elitism" state among the community, where some will be treated better than others just because they are "trusted" in a community.. we should reward good users but no need to divide the community into "us" and "them" camps.

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    • Yes, definitely.

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    • Already done, gentlemen. The Problem Users category is no more.

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