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Welcome Relay Readme

wss://welcome.nostr.wine is a new free read-only relay that only aggregates events from new nostr users and displays them in the global/universe view.
Here is the current welcome.nostr.wine methodology:
  1. 1.
    We receive a new kind 0/3 event for a pubkey we’ve never seen before on our filter.nostr.wine aggregator and mark that with a first seen timestamp.
  2. 2.
    We check to see if that pubkey has any kind 1 events in our database older than 3 days. If not, we assume they are new.
  3. 3.
    We add the new pubkey to a write whitelist for welcome.nostr.wine for their first 3 kind 1 events or 72h (whichever comes first).
  4. 4.
    We stream our post spam filtered aggregated events back to the welcome relay and store only events from whitelisted pubkeys.
If a user has been inactive in months (before we started aggregating), we make incorrectly mark them as new. I’m not too worried about it because generally these users would appreciate a welcome back! This is an experimental relay and no guarantees are made.