[Operators] Meeting Notes

Jeff McAdams jeffm at iglou.com
Mon May 5 15:37:01 CDT 2008

Matthew Wild wrote:
> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Jonathan Schleifer <js-xog at webkeks.org> wrote:
>> I think for now it would be the easiest to limit the registrations per
>>  IP per day to 1 or 2 plus activate rate control. That way, they will
>>  get kicked if they flood. If that happens 3 times, the account has to
>>  be disabled automatically for a period of time. And since they can't
>>  create a new account for spamming, that would pretty much solve it…
>>  I'm STRONGLY against the black list approach proposed there!

> Jonathan, could you please elaborate as to *why* you are opposed?

Blacklists don't scale well at all.

They require all sorts of manual care and feeding and tend to have lots
of collateral damage.
Jeff McAdams
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a
little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                                       -- Benjamin Franklin

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