it's come to our attention that someone with an account on bigshoulders.city has been using their main account to textsearch posts to argue with on our timeline, including defending alt-right figures.

their local account has been silenced, and their primary instance blocked.

@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.

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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.

@amolith actually, yes, so thank you for this reminder to implement one ASAP.

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@SuperDicq we don’t need “windmills of peace” in this federation

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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@bgcarlisle did you undo this silence?

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@jeder @gaige an explicit explanation that an instance is single-user will do.

@mewmew @galena anyway, if this policy is extreme, we're tony hawk's underground 2. it's easier and safer than the alternative.

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@gaige do you have a link to their code of conduct? i can't find one.

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@snacks not in the business of charitable readings. if it's made explicit, I'll undo that block you requested.

re: instance blocks 

@snacks your terms don't forbid harassment; don't have to make anything up.

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

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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.