Sometimes the Automated Ban List is no longer enough. After all, when people get banned off TL, they get sent to Disneyland, of all places. Besides being barred from talking to other people on this site, it's not really much of a punishment, even if the mod who bans you treats you like a special snowflake and includes an oh-so-sweet goodbye message along with it.
The ABL? That's weaksauce.
Sometimes you need something more, something with a bit more grit, with a bit more reality, to make your day.
Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
Ladies and Gentlemen... I present to you the world of for-profit real-life automated ban lists... aka mugshot websites.
Feel free to browse these sites. Notice how they're all load super-fast? That means somebody is paying out the nose for a decent CDN... but these sites are also all ad-free.
How do these sites make money?
They charge you to take pictures down from them.
Yep. If you get arrested (note: not convicted of a crime - just picked up by the police on suspicion of having committed one), the website in question will index your name, height, weight, date of birth, and your police photo. In order for them to stop, you've gotta pay them anywhere between 20 and 60 bucks. And just to ensure that everyone can see this information, these sites are among the top-paying sites for search-engine optimization, just to maximize the negative publicity value. This means that whenever anyone puts your name into a search engine, if police think you committed even the slightest misdemeanor, guess what pops up?
So go nuts, TL! Have fun googling up all your friends on these sites. (Don't forget to use the "site:" prefix to limit your search.) It sure beats stalking them on facebook. For example, I just found out one of my high school friends got booked for theft, narcotics possession, and 3rd degree burglary. Looks like he's facing three to five.
You could also try googling members of the SC2 community. (That's how I wound up finding out about this new and fast-growing consumer internet space - I googled someone's name and found that person on mugshot-catalog.com)
Last but not least, you could always just browse through recent bookings at your local correctional facility. Sorry Europe, no one's doing this for the EU just yet, but I'm sure one day your cash-strapped local police departments will enter into revenue-sharing agreements with these websites too!
Doesn't this make you feel proud of how clever and helpful human beings are?