In an attempt to reduce registration spam that has lately been affecting some Mastodon servers on Masto.host I will be applying a custom patch to Mastodon v3.2.1.
This will require a restart of instances hosted on Masto.host and cause ~30 seconds of downtime.
You can read the details here: https://masto.host/testing-custom-code-to-fight-spam-registration-on-mastodon/
Do let me know if you notice any registration problems with this patch and if you were getting regular spam registrations see if there is any reduction in the next days.
@saetron not going out of our way to find them, don't have enough time or energy for that, but when they show up in the mentions of our users lack of moderation will be considered reason to block
@fuzzylynx single-user instances are definitely exempt but it’s helpful if the fact they’re single user is made clear on their homepage
so-called "loli" content will be treated as indistinguishable from child pornography for the purposes of moderation.
going ahead and blocking any instance with a "windmill" (swastika) emoji.
a previously-unknown nazi instance boosted this post, so I'm adding more blocks as the replies to this account increase.
re: instance blocks
@snacks not in the business of charitable readings. if it's made explicit, I'll undo that block you requested.
Administrative and moderation contact for bigshoulders.city, run by @alex.
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.