As we’ve probably all experienced, there are some issues with spam comments on LBRY. I’ve had some thoughts about this and I thought this would be a good place to share them.
At the end of the day, comments ultimately add value to our experience on the platform. From that perspective, I believe that the community can serve as in invaluable tool in bringing undesired comments under control, while at the same time not preventing anyone from leaving any kind of comments that they want - spam or not.
I believe that a rating system could be implemented where each comment has, say, a + or - attached which allows anyone to give a comment a positive or negative rating. The idea would be that once a particular comment got a certain amount of negative feedback, that comment would immediately be hidden. So, there would still be an indication that there’s a comment there, but it would be collapsed and you would see a message like “click to see comment,” indicating that the comment was viewed negatively by the community.
I think that, with a solution like this, people are still free to comment whatever they want, and the community can also do something to improve the quality and value of the comments section.