Keep GitLab users growth in check
We currently have 5.4k GitLab users. Dozens are created every day. At least half of them:
- have never had any activity on our GitLab
- have not confirmed their email address
- are somewhat shady, or clearly spammy
One drawback of this situation is that this impacts our automated (but manually run) GitLab triaging process, which for technical reasons has to iterate over every user. A year ago it took a dozen minutes, nowadays it takes more than 1 hour, which is starting to be impractical.
I think there are other drawbacks of being so open to registration.
Can we mitigate this growth, somehow, without adding too much friction to contribution?