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I think I am going to have to move infosec.exchange to invite only. The number of automated registrations (or mechanical Turk style registrations) is out of control. Less that .1% (1 out of a thousand) registrations appears to be real.

@selea @jerry getting plenty of spam in approval based signup too now, it's not difficult to deal with but it's just added work

@selea I use moderated signups - but I have to wade through hundreds of registrations every day to see if any are legit (there rarely are).

@jerry
Unsurprising, but pathetic none the less. I think the invitation only method is the way to go. You don't need the current hassle and it would keep the community maybe more infosec-focused.

@ScottMortimer @jerry The question is who will be able to give out invites and who will confirm them? If not done in a timely fashion that could become a problem.

@jerry as an aside is invitation based sign-up invitation from admin only or can they come from existing users. Would be an interesting chain of trust where a person, or persons, vouches for another and so on. This was the case in early FB. I had to beg a friend from #cambridgeuniversity.

@jerry Sucks, but it makes sense. I've seen this happen with Slacks and Discords also.

@maxeddy

@jerry

We are all certainly glad for the great instance you have setup. Please let us know if there is anything we can help out with.

@jerry I haven't tracked it in awhile, what's the motive these days?

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A Mastodon instance for info/cyber security-minded people.