CTA ATTENTION ALL FEDIVERSE ADMINS: 

On July 4th Gab is coming on to the Fediverse by switching over to Mastodon on their servers.

This means that you can shut the door on them today by preemptively have them fully suspended from your instances. So your users do not have risk getting harassed by any of their users, and they from the start be blocked off from major portions of the Fediverse.

Thank you for your consideration and :boost_ok:

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@bclindner @maloki thanks for the notice. I've already blocked the gab.com and gab.ai domains but if there are others, let me know so I can block them too 👍 I'll be working on adding explicit anti-fascist language to our Code of Conduct this weekend.

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@ashfurrow @maloki I think we've also identified gab.io. It would be ideal to somehow block *.gab.* but I don't know if that's possible on your end.

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@bclindner @maloki Sadly, the domain blocks aren't compatible with wildcards.

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@ashfurrow @bclindner @maloki Shouldn't be that hard to add that. What's Mastodon written in?

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@maloki @ashfurrow @bclindner Ruby on Rails?

Trying to do that would be kinda annoying, don't know that at all.

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@gudenau I know it's ruby at least.

I think rails are involved, but right now my mind is totally spacing on if it's actually true.

@ashfurrow @bclindner

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@maloki @gudenau @bclindner Yeah it is RoR but the structure of the code might make domain blocks with wildcards difficult. If the check is running often, turning a string comparison into a Regex check might have performance implications, for example.

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@ashfurrow @maloki @bclindner I have an idea that would make the performance impact nearly non-existent.

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@gudenau @maloki @bclindner I mentioned performance as one possible consideration. As usual with Matodon (and indeed, all OSS projects), the real impediment to implementing this change is getting it merged by maintainers. The best start would be opening a new issue with a proposed solution – let me know if I can help.

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@ashfurrow @gudenau @bclindner I think we started discussing it in an issue on Florence. Care to contribute to the conversation there?

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@maloki @gudenau @bclindner Do you have a link? I searched the GitHub issues but it looks like discussion of Mastodon development is now split between different places.

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@ashfurrow @maloki @bclindner I didn't make an issue or anything yet.

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@gudenau @ashfurrow @bclindner

Repo: github.com/florence-social/mas

Let's see if I can find the actual issue I'm thinking about too.

Mainluy the discussions here:
github.com/florence-social/mas

but also this issue that doesn't have a lot of discussion yet.
github.com/florence-social/mas

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@maloki @gudenau @bclindner Ah gotcha. I'm not even up to date with the various forks of Mastodon anymore, huh.

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