I really like the option of reporting spam via the api. I’ve been
blocking spam on my site for a long time but this gives me an option
to report it now, and hopefully get these account suspended quicker so
that they don’t come back.

It would be really great if we could have a proactive api function as
well, where we could get the likelihood of a user being a spammer. I
know this is really difficult to do, and wrought with pitfalls, but
perhaps it could be structured in some way? Maybe you could provide a
“good citizen” flag for a user (i.e a user that hasn’t had any
complaints, and has a certain account age). That way you don’t
negatively impact any users, but we can then at least treat these
users differently when they sign up with our site.

I’m seeing more and more the need to provide different limits to users
based on private trust/karma score we develop for each user. This
would be a very valuable input for us to detect potential problem
users before they can cause damage.


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