In reply to this post by Thorsten Bro | openSUSE Heroes
> On 29 Aug 2018, at 17:52, Thorsten Bro | openSUSE Heroes <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Are there any plans for blacklisting or filtering specific GPG UIDs by
> pattern in the sks server or database?
I think filtering out UIDs by bad-pattern is a fool’s errand. Anyone can put anything they want in the real name field of an email UID, encoded using almost any scheme that they like, and it would be indistinguishable from a legitimate use case. And I would be wary of filtering in by good-pattern, as this could prevent the development of new use cases (e.g. monkeysphere).
If we are worried about arbitrary plain text in UIDs then the only safe thing to do is stop storing UIDs altogether. But it is far from clear that merely propagating a link is problematic enough to justify the wholesale abandonment of UIDs.