On 4/24/2019 08:32, Shal Farley wrote:
I admit it does seem far-fetched that a miscreant would put together the pieces necessary to exploit this particular suggestion.
This I agree with. And furthermore, the way around all of the speculation is to make it a feature that individual groups can turn on or off as a preference. So, for those groups for whom it works and want this, great and if some spammer is attacking a group, they can turn it off temporarily or permanently without impairing the usage by other groups.
The same holds true, incidentally, of my other suggestion to send it a queue, by which I meant a different queue than the regular moderation queue. The idea would be that it would be easier in a separate queue to select all and send the group's customized locked thread message than to have to pick them out of the general moderation queue.
We must work to make the Democratic Party the Marketplace of Ideas not the Marketplace of Favors.