an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

Dear fediverse:

Fascism joining the fediverse is extremely bad, and we have to do something about it. But please, please, please: give me two weeks before you roll out any new solutions. Some of the solutions being proposed look like they will make the situation better but will make it much worse.

I am dropping nearly everything to write a demo and spec explaining how to do things right. Please give me two weeks. I've been preparing for this.

an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

As a hint as to why the current solutions aren't going to work, I'll point you to what happened when Mastodon rolled out direct messages with OStatus, but they *weren't really* private messages. An admirable attempt but it needed a different approach.

I believe this could be like that, but 10x worse. I've been studying what will happen under different approaches and trying hard to figure out how to map a solution onto what we have.

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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

@cwebber what are their solutions that you find bad?

an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

@wilkie That's probably a really hard question for @cwebber to answer, since it'd involve talking about his plan that, as he said, isn't ready.

So I'll try and answer: One issue is they would like to cryptographically-ensure that a communication is proper, which means that the more targeted your server is by harassment, the more costly it will be to continue operating. Another is that it doesn't allow a similar autonomy of moderation as is current.

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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

@emsenn @wilkie @cwebber yeah, i'm really worried about the message encryption proposals incurring O(n^2) costs that are easily DoSable

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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

@emsenn @wilkie @cwebber if you give me a sec, i can show you an example of a proposal someone on here put forward in response to gab that seems reasonable at first glance but actually has some glaring holes

glad you're thinking about this carefully, chris

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