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2012-04-11 11:04 pm (UTC)
* We can implement some kind of technical restriction on account creation that kicks in after you have a certain number of accounts registered somehow -- either a blanket "after you have X accounts registered, you can only make Y accounts per week/month/whatever", or something that we can enable for specific people who we think are abusing open account registration. The advantage to this (and to the previous bullet point) is that they're relatively hands-off and don't need much attention from us; the disadvantage is that it might start an "arms race" of people trying to work around the restrictions, and it doesn't do anything to handle cases where someone already has an extremely high number of accounts registered.
i think i like this best - sets a limit without too many invasive restrictions. course, people could just make multiple dummy email accounts, but you can't stop everything.
i am still concerned about the (literally) hundreds of names that have already been taken and are being squatted on as is though. but that's so much harder to come up with a fair solution for.
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