bigshoulders.city supports exclusive lists. If you set a list you’ve made to “exclusive,” posts from members of that list will appear only in that list’s timeline and not in your home feed.
This feature is great for following accounts that only post about one subject, for crossposting accounts, or for pixelfed feeds.
Use the web interface to set a list as Exclusive. You can only add accounts you follow to lists.
bigshoulders.city supports local-only posts. These are great for content only relevant to chicagoans.
A post marked as local-only will appear only to bigshoulders.city users.
A followers-only post marked as local-only will appear only to bigshoulders.city users who also follow you.
If you uncheck "Allow my posts to reach other instances by default" in Preferences - Other, your posts from any source—including apps—will be local by default. You can also use the local_only emoji.
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.
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.