[–] PeaceSeeker 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is a reasonable idea (as an option, not a replacement to blacklists) for the reason you cite: alt ping spam.

However, given Voat's infrastructure, I think Putt would sooner implement a feature where users have to have a certain amount of CCP (like 10 or 20) to send out pings. Even small CCP requirements get around a lot of issues, which is why Voat has proven so strong.

[–] argosciv [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

However, given Voat's infrastructure, I think Putt would sooner implement a feature where users have to have a certain amount of CCP (like 10 or 20) to send out pings. Even small CCP requirements get around a lot of issues, which is why Voat has proven so strong.

Fair call. I'd be content with that as an alternative/adjunct.

Edit: That said, I'd still very much like a whitelist if it's considered viable/worthwhile.

[–] PeaceSeeker 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I could see Putt very quickly adding a CCP requirement to ping users, and then implementing an optional ping whitelist later on.

[–] Armpit_and_Ass 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think it's more practical to have block/blacklists. There's whole subs of total winners who sit around pinging random people all day every day.

[–] SeanBox 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

how can we ping users that we don't regularly talk to without being on their whitelist? I'm all for making dial_indicator shut the fuck up but I see it limiting the functionality of the site.

[–] argosciv [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Establish rapport with them in public or private.

The whitelist would be disabled initially/by default, so it's unlikely that many users would enable it without reason to (eg: being ping spammed previously by Dial or people like him).

[–] SeanBox 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I know this is currently a relatively small community but I have pinged people I don't know simply because of a comment chain they were involved in. If you don't know the person at all this would make it impossible to get their attention.

[–] Diggernicks 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I'd rather kill myself (or you if necessary)than ever PM anyone.

If you've got something to say to me do so publicly, I'll do likewise

Super secret inner circle jerks are lame

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