Rating/scoring users is something I'm working on as well and I agree. I've found sorting out bots and pure spammers to be very difficult. Some folks tweet so much they resemble bots/spam.
Feels like a pipe dream but if they can I'd love a karma scoring system directly from the API. On Oct 16, 4:28 am, Dave-twiends <i...@davesumter.com> wrote: > 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