@jchelp cool. well welcome to our neighborhood.
@jchelp did they really just disappear without notice?
@joe without writing a whole article. I've blocked a few instances on request but have not hunted down instances to block proactively... there are plenty of instances that could cause concern but we're not in their orbit.
There was a "freedom of speech" instance that got blocked last week
@joe As a mastodon admin..
I have three options
1) allow the users to block people as they wish
2) hide or silence an instance "shadowban" so they don't appear in the federedated timeline (but people can still follow personally)
3) block an instance so people on aus.social cannot even follow people on that instance.
I generally sit on 2... unless otherwise provoked.
I might setup a github repo with my banned instances to make it transparent.
@joe Hello friend... we do not... but part of me wants to make this public.... any particular reason? Might be able to point you in the right direction
Aus.Social has been upgraded to v2.6.2 due to the security patches.
Administrator of @aus.social
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