Quoted from davewtf:
My personal opinion is that a ban of the top 1% of problem children would result in 99% of the drama going away. It's always the same people causing problems, it seems. It then spreads to others who wouldn't normally react.
I am not lobbying for the above, however. I am neutral.
I've got a Pinside feature request. We need a top 20 Most Infamous Pinsiders list. These are the pinsiders that most others have ignored, along with a count how many users have ignored them. Then there could be a configuration option that everyone could just turn on "Ignore most infamous users".
Most likely you wouldn't have to ban anyone, they'd just go away because no one would be reading their posts.
Of course, there'll be a bunch of cry babies on here saying it's unfair to "out" how many ignores someone has received. Fine, the feature can still work. Just remove the list. Pinside can keep the people on the list hidden, and can manage a fully ranked list, top 100 or even top 1000. Then the user can have a configuration option choosing how many of the top infamous users they want ignored. "I want # top infamous users ignored."