Proposal: A governance inhibition system for dealing with spam proposals

Thanks to everyone here for their comments on the proposal. It has given me lots of food for thought and I am thinking about what to do next with this idea. I see three options:

  1. Pursue this proposal in its current form.
  2. Drop it in favour of better solutions to the problem.
  3. Work to adapt the proposal, incorporating new ideas or rebuttals to challenges.

I have not seen a broad acceptance of this kind of intervention to reduce spam, so I do not think 1. is an option. If the forum discussion is any measure, I would anticipate low engagement and general rejection of the idea.

That said, I think this type of spam identification is a better solution that reviewing everything, so i will not abandon the idea altogether. For this reason I will keep it open here, in case it is picked up again as a popular option.

I think there are things that can be improved - perhaps an alternative to the ‘review’ part of the process flow, or the incorporation of a system-activation threshold. Though I will mull this over, making a next version is not my first priority.

I am still happy to hear any thoughts on this and will do my best to respond. If it does gain traction, I will consider turning it into a formal proposal but, until then, will not push this further.