This is a discussion thread for the proposed FEP-5624: Per-object reply control policies. Please use this thread to discuss the proposed FEP and any potential problems or improvements that can be addressed.
Sometimes, users may want to share information or a story without inviting replies from outside their circles or from anyone at all. In particular, individuals may want to restrict who can reply to them in order to avoid “reply guys” or limit outright harassment, while institutions may want to disable replies on their posts to provide information without having to deal with a moderation burden.
This can be broken into an advisory part advertising what sets of actors are expected to be able to reply, and a collaborative verification process where third-parties check with the actor being replied to that the reply is indeed allowed.