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new toot cat domain block (Sealioning transmisia, antisemitic conspiracy meme)

-- Xenon

instance block: 

This twerp @louis made a veiled death-threat towards one of my users.

We don't tolerate that kind of nonsense around here.

This post will stand as a record of the incident, and will be blocking louis's instance,

cc: @news @dthompson

Happy 4th Birthday ! πŸŽ‚ 🎈

Our first toot was on this day in 2017.

new toot cat domain block (Nazism, transmisia, joking about sexual assault, etc.)

-- Xenon

new toot cat domain block (Racism, antisemitism, transmisia, Nazism, slurs, automated follows, etc.)

-- Xenon

A profile full of fashy content was brought to my attention. We're upgrading this to a suspension.

-- Xenon

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turns 4 today! 🍰 πŸŽ‰ :kestra:​

Here's hoping I'll get caught up with the upgrading soon... >.>

-- @woozle

We have domain-silenced , in response to user input:

My understanding is that this still permits explicit following of discussions there, but prevents their posts from ending up in our public timelines.

-- @woozle

Is there any reason not to instance-block

If you don't have an opinion, please vote "abstain" just so I can get an idea of how many have seen this notice. Thanks.

-- @woozle

new domain block (Non-moderation, fascist content, transmisia, racism, etc.)


new domain block (Pro-Trump content, defending fascists, spreading misinformation that the US white supremacist coup attempt was done by antifascists, seemingly inactive staff, etc.)


I'm considering setting up a Masto instance specifically for political discussion.

It would not, repeat not, be a "free speech" instance. I would still expect users to obey the spirit of the TC CoC -- basically, no harassment or microaggressions -- but it would be ok not to CW political posts, and some language would be acceptable there which might be considered unacceptable here on TootCat!classic.

I'm inclined to also have firmer strictures there against spreading disinformation.

TootCat!classic (i.e. here) would probably silence the instance, just to keep pol stuff out of the fedi timeline.

(n.b. all of this is only necessary because Masto/Glitch somehow still doesn't support discussion groups. :kestraglow:​)

I'm interested in hearing thoughts on this, from both TC and non-TC folk.

cc: @news

new domain block (Hosting fascists, COVID denial, spreading the "voter fraud" myth of recent US elections, lack of actual moderation, etc.)


Mew, the TootCat wiki, has been fixed and upgraded.

It must have broken when I distro-upgraded the non-Mastodon server, but I've been so busy fixing all the other problems this caused that I hadn't noticed yet.

Still working on HubCat.

-- @woozle

I've had to take HubCat ('s Hubzilla instance) down temporarily to make room on the server (different server from the one that runs Mastodon).

I'll be resurrecting it as soon as other stuff is fixed (the server upgrade broke all the WordPress installs, and I didn't notice until yesterday).

-- @woozle

new tootcat domain block (Non-moderation, Soapbox instance, etc.)


Belatedly blocked, instance belonging to noted transphobe Graham Linehan
-- @woozle

new tootcat domain blocks (Racism, harassment, kinmisia, run by the former admin [skeleton/socialskeleton]) (COVID-19 conspiracies, racism, nationalism, etc.) (Racism, ableism, etc.) (Racism, nazi symbolism [Pepe], etc.)


I have unblocked, mainly because the original block was poorly documented and I therefore can't confirm whether the conditions which led to it are still applicable.

More details here:

If anyone has trouble with that site, please feel free to use the reporting feature or contact me directly.

Thank you!
-- @woozle

new tootcat domain mute (Fascism, slurs, etc.)

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