Systems and Methods For Preventing Spam in a Social Platform

Castamir

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The current systems and methods for preventing spam messages is unreliable and even harmful.

I can recall the number of times that I had good business messages stuck in message requests, some of which Facebook didn't notify me about. And the option for them is hidden.

Almost all social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn etc) uses the restriction model, where a user cannot send more than x number of messages or cannot send messages to x degree of connections.

Like I said, this is not a perfect system because it fails to accommodate scenarios that may prove to actually be critical.

To the bright minds of BHW, this is an open floor for contributions.
 

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contributions to what? about lack of imagination to bypass users privacy settings and avoid platforms filters? :smirk:

'good business message' is good only for sender, it benefits sender, the receiver has not given you a confirmation to receive ads.

limit of messages you can send by day? scale horizontally. that's the only option.

if those preventions would not be in place - all those social networks would be unusable because of the amount of messages you would get every second.

p.s. I rephrased 2 line, I did read wrong your OP, sorry!
 
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Maybe you misunderstood, but I am talking about an alternative filter for a social platform that is OWNED by the person.
yes yes, sorry, I already rephrased, Im again reading forum when tired, bad habit
 

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yeah what I wanted to say with my first post is that these filters add a wall that needs a creative imagination to bypass and/or financial resources.

Both are things that desperate spammers and scammers lack of.

Imagine what would be the use of Tinder if every girl profile would be a fake one. Nowadays dating app scams require some imagination to be successful.

There were times when linkedin become almost unusable because of how many business offers would fly into inbox and requests from headhunters desperately trying to convince to talk with them, now its normalized a bit.

what they could do is to allow users to regulate their inbox availability more freely but I think some of the social networks allow this - when under settings you can adjust where you receive a message from complete strangers.

TLDR; - Filters good.

It's a cat / mouse game between two teams, on one side there are networks that has to prevent their platform from drowning into spam and somewhat acceptable UX and from other side there are people who will always try to exploit them and will come up with new ways how to avoid detection filters.

edit: I wrote so much but without any value or real meaning. I should really stop posting when brain is offline
 
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yeah what I wanted to say with my first post is that these filters add a wall that needs a creative imagination to bypass and/or financial resources.

Both are things that desperate spammers and scammers lack of.

Imagine what would be the use of Tinder if every girl profile would be a fake one. Nowadays dating app scams require some imagination to be successful.

There were times when linkedin become almost unusable because of how many business offers would fly into inbox and requests from headhunters desperately trying to convince to talk with them, now its normalized a bit.

what they could do is to allow users to regulate their inbox availability more freely but I think some of the social networks allow this - when under settings you can adjust where you receive a message from complete strangers.

TLDR; - Filters good.

It's a cat / mouse game between two teams, on one side there are networks that has to prevent their platform from drowning into spam and somewhat acceptable UX and from other side there are people who will always try to exploit them and will come up with new ways how to avoid detection filters.

edit: I wrote so much but without any value or real meaning. I should really stop posting when brain is offline
This is super valuable. What I grabbed from this is that users could be given a choice to choose to have "strangers" message them or not. It's a comparatively progressive option.
 

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contributions to what? about lack of imagination to bypass users privacy settings and avoid platforms filters? :smirk:

'good business message' is good only for sender, it benefits sender, the receiver has not given you a confirmation to receive ads.

limit of messages you can send by day? scale horizontally. that's the only option.

if those preventions would not be in place - all those social networks would be unusable because of the amount of messages you would get every second.

p.s. I rephrased 2 line, I did read wrong your OP, sorry!
Wise words.
 
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