[JDEV] Kid-safe messaging: [was buddy icons]

Thomas Parslow (PatRat) patrat at rat-software.com
Wed Apr 11 13:04:13 CDT 2001

> Actually, I like the thought of rate-limiting. If they can only send two subscription requests per minute, they would be discouraged from trying to bulk-subscribe. Also, if they could only resolve
> two search matches per minute, they would be discouraged from walking the list and bulk-messaging. Have the ability to implement rules like 'ten unique invalid user requests in a minute bans s2s
> communication with that server for ten minutes', and it just won't be
> practical.
> I believe the spam response rate is well under 1%, if they were only able to spam a hundred users a day or some such number, it would be unlikely they would consider this to a viable advertising
> method.
> -David Waite

Sounds interesting, although IMHO it should allow slightly more than
that, consider what happens when someone comes from another IM and has
to add all their contacts to the roster.

How about having a way for a client to report a message as spam, it
could send back an <iq> with the message content and sender, then if
one user or message is reported many times as spam it will start to be
blocked, have to be thought out well so as to not allow loop holes for

Thomas Parslow (PatRat) ICQ #:26359483
Rat Software
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