• ruffsl
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    210 months ago

    When @'ing or pinging someone by username, the auto complete will suggest matching users from across federated instances. So typo squatting could be a thing, or user impersonation. But it’d be rather transparent when it occurs, but some could still fall for such tactics, just like with email spam or phishing scams.

    • 𝕊𝕚𝕤𝕪𝕡𝕙𝕖𝕒𝕟
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      110 months ago

      That’s a problem for sure. And if someone has a display name, someone else can create a user with the same avatar and display name on another instance, and pretend to be them.

      • ruffsl
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        110 months ago

        Do you think we should sellshow little blue checkmarks for users from your same home instance? 😆

        • ruffsl
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          110 months ago

          That said, it might be nice for users to be able to tag others (privately viewable only by the tag author) to lable users they’ve veted before, sort of like RES. Users could keep track who is authentic from a prior interaction, like friends, but also who is just a troll, etc. But perhaps that better left user or client side customizations.