It’s the bane of every community editor: the wack-a-mole trolls who won’t go away. Ban them and they re-register to flame another day.
There’s relief though. If you use Drupal, Daniel Braksator released a module called Misery. What does it do? Makes life miserably for certain users. How does it do it? Let us count the ways:
Delay: Create a random-length delay, giving the appearance of a slow connection. 
White screen: Present the user with a white-screen. 
Wrong page: Redirect to a random URL in a predefined list. 
Random node: Redirect to a random node accessible by the user. 
403 Access Denied: Present the user with an “Access Denied” error. 
404 Not Found: Present the user with a “Not Found” error. 
Forms don’t submit: Redirect back to the form during validation to prevent submission. 
Crash IE6: If the user is using Internet Explorer 6, this will crash their browser.
Want to inflict other miseries? Like all good modules, there are hooks for that.

It’s the bane of every community editor: the wack-a-mole trolls who won’t go away. Ban them and they re-register to flame another day.

There’s relief though. If you use Drupal, Daniel Braksator released a module called Misery. What does it do? Makes life miserably for certain users. How does it do it? Let us count the ways:

  • Delay: Create a random-length delay, giving the appearance of a slow connection.
  • White screen: Present the user with a white-screen.
  • Wrong page: Redirect to a random URL in a predefined list.
  • Random node: Redirect to a random node accessible by the user.
  • 403 Access Denied: Present the user with an “Access Denied” error.
  • 404 Not Found: Present the user with a “Not Found” error.
  • Forms don’t submit: Redirect back to the form during validation to prevent submission.
  • Crash IE6: If the user is using Internet Explorer 6, this will crash their browser.

Want to inflict other miseries? Like all good modules, there are hooks for that.

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