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

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