Jed wrote:Fuckin' Nemo. Can't keep a secret can you. I think we can figure out how to ban someone. I'll call Grant and see if he knows.
Text from an email to Grant earlier this week:
"My balls are cut off at the Drake because banning doesn’t work. I ban people and they post the next day.
I need a set of balls and it's in your hands…. So to speak. Jed"
Strictly speaking from a marketing perspective, threatening your user base on top of a terrible new UI is usually bad for your site statistics. I don't have the numbers for this site in particular, but experience in the field tells me that your advertising revenue is not based off of site visits for Tom's Blog Jam.
You can tow the company line, and maybe I'm wrong and the Drake website defies convention, but I'd imagine the users do as much for the site as the site does for them. A cursory glance at the index footer can tell you that a site that was absolutely humming around Christmas is no longer.
Good luck with dropping the hammer.