How do I ban/unban a user from commenting in my journal?
If you're having problems with a certain user, but you'd still like to allow comments by other people who aren't on your Friends List, you can ban the specific user from posting comments in your journal. To be effective, you should also prevent anonymous commenting, as described in http://www.insanejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=113 .
To ban a user:
* After you delete a comment from any InsaneJournal user, a checkbox shows up that lets you ban them. If that is selected, that user will be unable to leave further comments in your journal.
* If you want to ban a specific InsaneJournal user without having to delete one of their comments, you can ban them using the Admin Console (http://www.insanejournal.com/admin/console/). First, make sure you are already logged in, then go to the console and enter this command:
Do not enter the < or > symbols; these are only for reference purposes. Replace <user> with the username of the person you want to ban.
To unban a user:
* Go to http://www.insanejournal.com/editinfo.bml (where you can also control lots of other options). Look for the "Unban Users" section near the bottom of the page. Check off the username of the user you want to unban and click "Save Changes".