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.
@HerraBRE I doubt anti-spam methods would scale if its left to instance maintainers alone. I think a distributed spam list with git-style contributor and a community similar to wikipedia might scale better!
@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.
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.