honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.
the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.
don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.
welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.
@bclindner Thank you for that (I'm a Mod here).
@fuzzface ayyy 👍
@bclindner yeah same. Unexpected
@bclindner (In my best John McClane voice) Welcome to the party, pal!
@bclindner hug my local admin?
okay, I guess...
(wraps arms around self so tightly that he becomes one-dimensional)
@bclindner Talking to your admins is magical
I asked mine nicely and got them to steal witches.live's Big Tiddy Alf emoji
@bclindner I like that mastodon helps non-technical users understand that sysadmins exist and respect the work they do
@bclindner yeah that's me. I'm paying out of pocket for this instance right now when I really can't afford it 😅
Brief predator ment. discussion of bad times on other platforms
Having such a hard time remembering this.
I'm used to Facebook, and its gross M.O is almost trite to discuss nowadays- every level of organisation is an adversary, every group is a clusterfuck of infighting and social capital point scoring, which predators and abusers exploit with gleeful abandon.
Mastodon is... Just a place, pretty much. A place with people in it to socialise. Weird concept huh?
Brief predator ment. discussion of bad times on other platforms cont.
One of leftbook's worst tried to make inroads here recently, actually. She was locked out of every instance visible to me and likely the entire site within hours. It was beautiful to watch, and absolutely surreal.
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