brighteyedcat (brighteyedcat) wrote in suggestions,

Phasing out Russian Bots

Phasing out Russian Bots

Short, concise description of the idea
Requiring codes and/or invitations to sign up for new livejournal accounts.

Full description of the idea
I've been added by 14 bots in less than 5 days and I know many other LJ are plagued by this problem as well. The current "report a bot" system is not working.

i suggest a that LJ implement new system for signing up with livejournal in the first place either by invitation only or require an added step upon sign up to prove that you're not a bot. this would prevent future bots from obtaining accounts on this website.

to combat the bots already infecting LJ, there should also be an additional step requiring the entry of some kind of security code to logging into LJ so that the bots that already exist can't access their own accounts.

once they've all been eliminated and the website is only accessible by invitation or something, the bot problem should go away. this would be a more proactive and effective method than the current "report a bot" thing that LJ has currently implemented.

An ordered list of benefits
  • no more bots.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • an extra step when logging in
    an extra step when signing up for livejournal
Tags: abuse, invite codes, § no status
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