However, the web-service is currently configured for maximum strictness. I suppose I should loosen that up a bit.
I suspect you'll get more positive reactions if you tune the level of strictness for what you think "typical" (hah!) programmers would find helpful. Not everyone takes PBP as gospel.
Alternatively, even if you don't expose all the configuration via the service, perhaps either having two options "Analyze my code aggressively" or "Analyze my code mildly" would help. Or perhaps just grouping the output in descending order of severity -- so people see the highest severity issues first and then can decide where to stop paying attention.
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