Interesting times. I'm starting to see bits and pieces of Twitter-style spam on here.
Advocates for the federated model believe the improved moderator/user ratio will keep things from getting out of hand. I'm on the fence.
Until now, the lack of spam has been mostly a result of this being a niche, obscure, tiny part of the Internet. Spamming it wasn't worth the effort.
As the Fediverse grows, theories will be tested! Fingers crossed.
@decoy Trying to create a list of all the spammers has never worked and will never work.
They create throw-away accounts, throw-away servers, use throw-away networks.
White-lists can work though. But that means the whole Fediverse would effectively be come invite-only.
@HerraBRE okay, what about a web-of-trust where the whitelist goes two hops from your peers
@decoy Something like that might help.
But, uh, spam has been a problem for just about every single Internet service attempted since the 90s. We're not going to "solve" it in a couple of toots. It's actually a hard problem! 😃
Time will tell how the Fediverse copes.
Generalistic and moderated instance. All opinions are welcome, but hate speeches are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity.