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We did not have a privacy policy, which was an oversight on our part. That's been fixed; it's now at bigshoulders.city/terms, and is basically identical to the mastodon.social privacy policy.

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We're gonna be crystal clear here:

If your Code of Conduct doesn't specifically forbid harassment against protected classes, we are going to block your instance.

if your instance *does not have* a Code of Conduct, we are going to block your instance.

It appears a recent pleroma update has broken the links to terms and codes of conduct. Until admins resolve that we're going to assume the worst about your rules (or lack thereof).

Suspensions can be undone if there's reason to.

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instance blocks 

browsed the hashtag and grabbed a bunch of instances we hadn't caught up to yet; future blocks will be added to this thread.

rcsocial.net gab-affiliated
lord.sh harassment
nnia.space pedophilia
wetfish.space harassment
pleroma.comfy.moe harassment
Lets.bemoe.online harassment
7td.org harassment
search.fedi.app scraping
tooting.ch harassment
norge.social racism
benis.freemyip.com racism
dickkickextremist.xyz racism
shitposter.club racism

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Hello! :wilco: This account is for moderation and administrative announcements on bigshoulders.city. We're using masto.host for hosting, so we will follow their downtime and upgrade schedule. New domain blocks will be announced here, as will changes to the terms and code of conduct. :bean:

so-called "loli" content will be treated as indistinguishable from child pornography for the purposes of moderation.

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We did not have a privacy policy, which was an oversight on our part. That's been fixed; it's now at bigshoulders.city/terms, and is basically identical to the mastodon.social privacy policy.

going ahead and blocking any instance with a "windmill" (swastika) emoji.

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a previously-unknown nazi instance boosted this post, so I'm adding more blocks as the replies to this account increase.

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We're gonna be crystal clear here:

If your Code of Conduct doesn't specifically forbid harassment against protected classes, we are going to block your instance.

if your instance *does not have* a Code of Conduct, we are going to block your instance.

It appears a recent pleroma update has broken the links to terms and codes of conduct. Until admins resolve that we're going to assume the worst about your rules (or lack thereof).

Suspensions can be undone if there's reason to.

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instance blocks 

added anime.website for insufficient moderation. thanks for entering the mentions.

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I am really hoping for an improved blocklist sharing and management system in future versions of mastodon, even just a method by which to block multiple domains at once would be a godsend.

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instance blocks 

browsed the hashtag and grabbed a bunch of instances we hadn't caught up to yet; future blocks will be added to this thread.

rcsocial.net gab-affiliated
lord.sh harassment
nnia.space pedophilia
wetfish.space harassment
pleroma.comfy.moe harassment
Lets.bemoe.online harassment
7td.org harassment
search.fedi.app scraping
tooting.ch harassment
norge.social racism
benis.freemyip.com racism
dickkickextremist.xyz racism
shitposter.club racism

:flag: bigshoulders.city is accepting new users! apply with the form on the homepage if you’re a current or former chicagoan. :flag:

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Hello! :wilco: This account is for moderation and administrative announcements on bigshoulders.city. We're using masto.host for hosting, so we will follow their downtime and upgrade schedule. New domain blocks will be announced here, as will changes to the terms and code of conduct. :bean:

bigshoulders.city

bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future. Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.” Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas, pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.