I still think Algorithms™ would be good for fediverse birdsite clones if they were based on a plugin architecture so users could choose & configure exactly what's done to their timeline.
· keyword filter for specified posters
· "delay buffer" for those who post/boost 900 times in an hour then go silent for 3 days
· only display posts above a given engagement threshold (e.g. for chronic shitposters with a few really good ones)
Think of it as guitar pedals for your timeline.
@velartrill I'm curious if you know whether MRF could be used to force outbound subject/CW, and/or to add one to boosts. I haven't dug into MRF at all yet.
can rts even have separate subjects from the tweet they're retweeting?
@velartrill I don't actually know whether adding a subj to a RT is technically possible, no. I was mostly musing on whether this sort of thing was possible for moderation of e.g. habitually crass users (on servers where they aren't just banned outright), or for edge cases like porn instances where mandating outbound CW might be appropriate or even desired (since a lot of ppl block the ones that don't enforce a CW/subj line on noodz)
@velartrill not everyone is going to run their instance like you though. in fact I think diversity in moderation style may even be an asset to the wider fediverse.
i mean, if you want to enable people who want to abuse your resources, go ahead, no one's stopping you, but don't expect others to implement features that would encourage that kind of mismanagement and help you create an unpleasant and unrewarding environment for your good-faith users. (well, except maybe gargron, he seems to love doing shit like that.) refusing to exclude people who violate your own rules is one of the faster ways to wind up blocked by everyone but the free speech zones tho
@velartrill you can skip the lecture, i've been in more than one rodeo over moderation style in my last *counts* >25 years on what the kids call "social media" these days.
if someone running an instance like SPC or FSE has ethical problems with banning users who habitually step on taboo lines (Truly Malicious or not, which I guarantee would be debated), a mandatory outbound CW may be useful.
similarly a global CW for somebody running e.g. a porn node who wants to be a slightly better neighbor.
@velartrill personally, I'd just ban the bad actors, but I was pondering how the spicier instances might be able to coexist a bit more peacefully after some chud invaded a thread I started. heh
maybe someday we'll see a protocol that lets you have that kind of control