Tools to mitigate aggressive community invitation behavior
Short, concise description of the idea
Community invitations are a means of contact which can be used for evil, but shouldn't be.
Full description of the idea
Most community invitations are legitimate or accidental. Some community invitations are a form of unwanted contact or spammy.
Make sure there isn't a loophole where aggressive promoters can send invitations and then rescind them quickly to generate more notifications than they're entitled to.
Create a way for users to report invitations (especially rescinded invitations) as unwanted.
- Users won't have to turn off notifications for community invitations and potentially miss out on legit invitations just to avoid flooding with bogus ones
- Less gaming the system
- Consequences for communities which are doing this thing
- There's already a setting to turn off notifications of invitations.
- Unhappy maintainers
- If someone is invited accidentally, they may think it's spammy even though it was actually accidental