The situation has been handled, it was a single user on both /b/ and /int/ with the obvious mission to annoy everyone else. I deleted all his posts on both boards and banned him, but expect him to be back with more butthurt. The news thread has been locked with the advice to use the news thread, but it's not banworthy. The cabbage thread is still alive since there recently has been the wish on /meta/ to be able to discuss cabbage-related things. Personally I don't really get why people would want to do that, but I accept that there is a need to do so, so for now it is allowed, and there also seems to be some kind of situation on the cabbage, so just treat it as a refugee thread. Still, the same rules apply for this thread as for all others, so if it becomes too cancerous, moderation will intervene, but I'd rather remove cancerous posters than ban whole topics, since this bears the risk of posters trying to get whole topics banned by intentionally cancerposting in those threads.