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I am pretty sure I block more than 50% of the users of PrivacyTools' forum.

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Any chance someone can develop something like Twitter's BlockBot that we can set up to add domains to so that even if the instance can't keep up, we can personally block domains and users with ease?

I use an anti-nazi, anti-antifa bot on Twitter and works amazing.

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The dev of Toot! for iOS isn’t very patient with Gab enthusiasts, either. ❤️❤️❤️

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The Verge wrote a piece about Mastodon and Gab. There’s also a paragraph in there about what I had to say about this whole thing. Give it a read if you’ve got a few minutes to spare.

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So two major news sites reporting 'numbers of gab users' without proper qualification.

Gab has less than 8% of the numbers that have been quoted.
They are at most probably 50,000 active users and not the 1 million that has been quoted.

Not only that, but the actions across the fediverse to cut off Gab have been effective in isolating their instance.

If your instance federates with Gab and you don't like it either prevail upon your admins to defederate and failing that, move instance.

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I no longer have my own XMPP server and am looking for recommendations on where to sign up for a new one.

I no longer have my own XMPP server and am looking for recommendations on where to sign up for a new one.

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mastodon's distributed group of admins took more immediate and decisive action against the far right than twitter has in 13 years

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Does the Librem 5's music player come pre-loaded with Screwdriver?

It seems once again Twitter is down. Second time in what, a week?

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mastodon admin stuff, anti-gab 

iterating on @maxine's location block to drop Gab user agents trying to fetch things from your nginx, I wrote a quick config snippet to dump all Gab user agents log lines to a file on their own (i.e. for automated iptables blocking, or some other clever solution.)

log_format gab '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] '
'"$request" $status $body_bytes_sent '
'"$http_referer" "$http_user_agent"';
map $http_user_agent $gabuser {
~*(gabsocial) 1;
default 0;
access_log /var/log/nginx/gabusers.log gab if=$gabuser;

TIL Ross Perot was still alive until today.

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reminder that the guy #BryanLunduke that claimed mozilla is sponsoring "#antifa email" is marketing director at #purism.
He claimed that #mozilla would by this, support a domestic terrorist organisation. In fact they where supporting a hosting collective focused on security.
see here for reffer:

When I was pointing him out on his errors and miss understanding of what antifa actually is, he claimed me doing libel. I gave him my word that he will be driven off from here, when he does not change his agenda. he's back as marketing director of #purism. How to respond to this?
cc @purism

see also:

Anyone else upgrade @nextcloud to 16.0.3 and now their app management page doesn't load?

Nothing in the logs, but it just loads a blank white page.

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The fact that FOSStodon is rewriting their CoC and seeking input primarily from patrons is really gross to me. They’re seeking input not from marginalized people, but from those that pay them to host their shit. In fact, I’ve seen that people have decided to increase their patrons of Kev after his post about “snowflakes”. Like I said, the original post shows what kind of discourse they tolerate.

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new dialup express instance block, gab, boosts welcome (gab instance)

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"If you hate Nazis so much, and you want there to be fewer of them, the only way to do that is to debate them."

Son, I'm pretty sure I can think of another way to get fewer Nazis. :guillotine:

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Friendos and cool people.

We still have a barrage of negative reviews (known as review bombing), if you want to help us report their reviews as unhelpful, etc. feel free to head on over to #Tusky's play store page!

If you like what we do, and wanna support the work, you can donate over on #OpenCollective

Sure enough, Fosstodon is a tech bro haven. It’s the “all lives matter” of Mastodon apparently.

Jesus, we felt that damn earthquake all the way down in San Diego

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!