@rdg What about API?
@codeberg I don't know, maybe a web of trust or a reputation system would be more suitable in the long term. Then allow trusted users to avoid captcha and use API freely.
@rdg Sounds like a bigger project, contributions absolutely welcome!
But what to do near-term?
@codeberg use captcha and disable API by default. You may want to enable API to some users via a human evaluated petition, similarly as some mastodon instances for newcomers.
Of course is a temporal patch and won't scale, but may stop the SPAM problem.
@rdg This would lock-out app users like GitNex, and long-term make federation hard to impossible .. ?
@codeberg unfortunately yes, for newcomers. Do you have statistics of what is the portion of GitNex users that would be locked? Also federation may need to implement a trust mechanism anyway
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