Whiteboards And Flamers (a Repost)http://howto.funadvice.com/howto/deal_internet_trolls
Now the thing about EP is that it is a relatively open format, so anyone who knows how to change their IP addresses can keep making new accounts and returning to flame people after they get banned or blocked; I see this happening.
All of the trouble I have encountered here has been with flamers, BTW, and the one feature they seem to always use is the whiteboard.
If they flamed you in private you'd just delete the PM's and block, right?
Which would have no entertainment value for the flamer/troll. BO-RING.
So, without that public place to say things, their reward for trolling would go away, and it would stop being a problem.
Without having to change much else about the site, if one could turn off the whiteboard, or make it friends-only at your choice, it would pretty much eliminate the one major way flamers bait people here.
I personally would not miss the whiteboard much. I want to turn it off, or at least lock non-friends out of it, but I can't.