Alright, work is as done as it's going to be, and my stuff including a rather silly number of camera accessories is all packed. All that's left is a pile of dishes and some leftovers to freeze and I'll be ready to go.
particularly awful fedi instances alert
Based on a tip from @kyzh I have blocked prout.social & hagra.net from federating with as they are populated with France's counterpart of the Gablins. If you moderate an instance, I strongly encourage you to do the same. See https://rage.love/@kyzh/103392049324893511 for more details.
For those who don't speak French: the linked accounts/toots are as Kyzh describes + in many cases userpics & banners make the badness clear enough on their own.
🚨 weirder.earth admin notice 🚨
I'm doing some minor server maintenance that will require a reboot. At some point in the next hour this server will be down for a couple of minutes. #WeirderAdmin
will always block police acounts as we find them, as promised in https://github.com/dzuk-mutant/weirder-rules/blob/master/rules-and-etiquette.md
Please understand the limits of what we can do to protect you. These blocks can keep cop propaganda out of our TLs, and add friction to cops' attempts to spy on or intimidate people. But we are not capable of catching all undercover cops, and we can not guarantee that accounts here will never be subpoenaed or hacked.
PBs: the default for accounts is to be opted out of search engine indexing, and has been for some time. If you're on this instance, the only reason you should be getting indexed by search engines is if you've explicitly enabled that for your account. I don't know how reliable this setting is, but at least it's something.
Two quick config changes today:
1) Our list of domain blocks is now visible to everyone. The rationales are not, simply because they're almost all empty anyway because that field is new.
2) Trending hashtags are disabled for now. There is some talk among the mods about making a much more -style version, but unless/until we can get that going we see much more downside than up to this "feature".
Some quick #WeirderAdmin:
1. @vector recently updated us to Mastodon 3.0.1 (thank you!), and we'll switch to Hometown soon, when that catches up with Mastodon 3.x. Among other things, that will allow me to make these posts local-only.
2. I have applied https://plush.city/@mawr/102981490435139198 to embiggen emoji (thanks @hope @mawr for the info). Please let me know if this causes any problems when you view toots.
My profile photo is a perfect likeness.
#NoBot follows please, only humans.
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