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. Thanks Dave -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk