Badges for reporting fraudulent channels and bots
When a user report fraudulent and bot channels he will receive badges and token rewards.
The milestones can be based on the number of correct reports:
- First reported channel: 1 Tokens (Bronze)
- Fraud discovery badge: 10 Channels reported = 5 Tokens (Silver)
- Fraud fighter: 25 channels reported = 10 Tokens (Silver)
- Minds Hero: 50 Channels reported = 20 Tokens (Gold)
Then we can offer additional Gold medals each time the user successfully reprot new 50 channels.
The same can happen for bot Channels
@ramialbatal, I can foresee that this idea could result in causing many users a level of concern due to the possibility of creating a "nark" / "snitch" (using British colloquialisms) styled community. Furthermore, this idea could possibly foster an environment of distrust, possible forms of entrapment and even could produce a form of harassment being directed towards the badge holders (which none of us would want to encourage or condone).
If it is deemed that any users are committing fraud then this fraudulent behaviour can be considered as being possibly illegal under US legislation and therefore would be a violation of the current Terms of Service (ToS) contractual agreement (re: second paragraph of the current ToS agreement, as well as sections 2 and 3 of said agreement). Therefore any violations should be dealt in solely an appropriate manner (as stated within the ToS agreement and the Content Policy documentation).
Also, I believe that currently there is no actual legal definition regarding the term "bot" within either US federal or Connecticut state legislation. Therefore I am requesting that you (or another staff member) provide a full definition for the term "bot" (within the context of the services that are being provided by Minds Inc).
Considering the points that I made within the above first paragraph, I strongly recommend that this idea is reconsidered and removed from the associated roadmap epics (epic#62 and epic#102).
@ottman, @jotto141, @markeharding & @Johnthetester,
I would appreciate hearing your opinions regarding this issue and if necessary, having a further discussion about the points that I have made above.
Roadmap EpicsEdited by Mark Edworthy