Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote in suggestions,
Azure Jane Lunatic

Tools to mitigate aggressive community invitation behavior

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Create a way for users to report invitations (especially rescinded invitations) as unwanted.

An ordered list of benefits
  • 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
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • 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
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