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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.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.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.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.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.