[Operators] Update on spammy invites

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Mar 20 16:15:09 UTC 2013


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On 3/20/13 8:47 AM, Per Gustafsson wrote:
> Quick update: restricting federated invites has significantly
> reduced the spam problem for our users. We continue to work on this
> problem and expect to roll out a solution next week that does not
> require whitelisting.

Hi Per, thanks for the update!

While I realize that Google needs to do what is best for itself and
its users, I also encourage everyone here to think about and work on
solutions that will enable us to maintain federated communication in
the long term. Among other things, that might mean shutting down open
(non-CAPTCHA-controlled) registration on public XMPP servers. We might
also reconsider some of the technologies we've been working on over
time, such as automated incident handling (XEP-0268), server / user
reputation (XEP-0275), and the blocking command (XEP-0191). Federation
is very important, and we can't allow some script kiddies to make us
stop communicating.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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