Interesting times. I'm starting to see bits and pieces of Twitter-style spam on here.
Advocates for the federated model believe the improved moderator/user ratio will keep things from getting out of hand. I'm on the fence.
Until now, the lack of spam has been mostly a result of this being a niche, obscure, tiny part of the Internet. Spamming it wasn't worth the effort.
As the Fediverse grows, theories will be tested! Fingers crossed.
@HerraBRE I doubt anti-spam methods would scale if its left to instance maintainers alone. I think a distributed spam list with git-style contributor and a community similar to wikipedia might scale better!
@decoy Something like that might help.
But, uh, spam has been a problem for just about every single Internet service attempted since the 90s. We're not going to "solve" it in a couple of toots. It's actually a hard problem! 😃
Time will tell how the Fediverse copes.
We are a cute and loving international community Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ !