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(Repost from @kinozhao for record)
Hi fediphilosophy users, a quick but important note on moderation:

While I can't moderate users from other instances, what I can do is "server-block" them, meaning banning them from interacting with anyone on my server.

Obviously I'd only want to do this if they violate server rules in egregious ways. But please know that this is an option.

I sometimes personally block people, which means I can't see what they say anymore. If someone repeatedly makes inappropriate remarks, please DM @kinozhao to let me know! I might ask for screenshots too as I might have blocked this person already. But please don't assume I'm seeing it and choosing to do nothing!

We are aware of the recent security breach in Misskey resulting in server spams on Mastodon.

We have not been attacked and have preemptively blocked the domains where the reported spams originate.

Side note: if you hear of similar concerns in the future, *please do not search for those domains* (which is what would trigger the attack). (No one did it but I just want to make sure folks know.)

(Repost from @kinozhao for record)
Hi fediphilosophy users, a quick but important note on moderation:

While I can't moderate users from other instances, what I can do is "server-block" them, meaning banning them from interacting with anyone on my server.

Obviously I'd only want to do this if they violate server rules in egregious ways. But please know that this is an option.

I sometimes personally block people, which means I can't see what they say anymore. If someone repeatedly makes inappropriate remarks, please DM @kinozhao to let me know! I might ask for screenshots too as I might have blocked this person already. But please don't assume I'm seeing it and choosing to do nothing!

Hi fediphilosophy users, a quick but important note on moderation 

While I can't moderate users from other instances, what I can do is "server-block" them, meaning banning them from interacting with anyone on my server.

Obviously I'd only want to do this if they violate server rules in egregious ways. But please know that this is an option.

I sometimes personally block people, which means I can't see what they say anymore. If someone repeatedly makes inappropriate remarks, please DM me to let me know! I might ask for screenshots too as I might have blocked this person already. But please don't assume I'm seeing it and choosing to do nothing!

(A thought after my first block.)

(Please boost before I figure out how to make an auto-boost bot.)

A brief log:
This server was online and fully operational on Nov 11th. It was then flagged by Google as potentially deceptive. Our current best guess is that it asks for email addresses and passwords (but not passwords to your emails!). We spent a good part of yesterday (12th) troubleshooting, which led to a clean reinstallation.

Right now we are pretty confident that our server is safe. We've noticed a few recent hiccups with other Mastodon servers, including the issue where Google keeps flagging them as potentially deceptive. So, no guarantee that this won't happen again. But we're backing up data and we are more experienced with it now, so hopefully we'll stabilize as a long term server.

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