cross-posted from: https://lemmy.basedcount.com/post/113726

I couldn’t find any tools to check this, so I built one myself.

This is a little site I built: the Defederation Investigator defed.xyz. With it, you can get a comprehensive view of which instances have blocked yours, as well as which ones you are federated with.

The tool is open source and available on GitHub. Hopefully someone will find it useful, enjoy.

  • -V0lD
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    I’m surprised at how reasonable and self reflective you are. Breaking the instances stereotype a tad

    But, you bring up a point that I’ve always wondered about. Why would an instance not have downvotes? If I hosted an instance I’d prefer to not implement upvotes rather than ever getting rid of downvotes, considering they are basically required to filter out the bad faith content without engaging with it.

    • Alaskaball [comrade/them]
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      1811 months ago

      considering they are basically required to filter out the bad faith content without engaging with it.

      Well there’s where the hexbear magic happens. If we see bad faith content it’s basically open seasons to very vocally inform the poster how bad faith their post is.

      • -V0lD
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        111 months ago

        I could imagine that this often leads to harassment. Are there any measures in place to prevent that?

        • carl_marks_1312 [comrade/them]
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          611 months ago

          If by harassment you mean getting piled on for the bad faith take, then no there’s nothing except the offenders self-crit to prevent that.

          If by harassment you mean a user that posted a bad take getting followed and dragged in other threads, then yes. Mods take action to prevent that. Everyone has a right to disengage at HB

          • -V0lD
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            311 months ago

            Fair enough

    • AOCapitulator [they/them]
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      1711 months ago

      Breaking the instances stereotype a tad

      when approached in good faith, 90%+ of Hexbears will level with you

      When NOT approached in good faith (90% of the time) we don’t react as well

    • barrbaric [he/him]
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      1511 months ago

      Early in the history of the site, some bigots were finding trans users and then downvoting all of their posts and comments. The admins confirmed this, and went through and banned the offending accounts, but they just made alts, so the permanent solution was to eliminate the downvotes. Our moderation is so strict that bad faith arguing is banned on sight.

      Also we’re not as scary as all the libs would have you think. We’re just, again, extremely online, generally confrontational, and have political views outside the norm. All this adds together to make us abrasive when we have to explain something that’s taken for granted on our instance for the 50th time.

      Also we have more emojis than anyone can remember, some of which render as giant on every other instance. Spoilered is a picture of a cartoon pig pooping which I'm using as a demonstration because I know it's one of the giant ones, and also one other emoji as a treat

      kobeni-dance pigpoop

      • -V0lD
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        511 months ago

        Thank you for the reply. It’s very informative

    • Puffin [any, they/them]
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      1511 months ago

      I believe the original reason was that there were people downvoting trans positive content, and this let people be transphobic anonymously. (Conversely, transphobic content can easily be removed by moderators.)

      And let’s be honest, despite what reddit people might say, people don’t only downvote bad faith content, they use the downvote as a “disagree” button.

    • kristina [she/her]
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      queerphobic people were downvoting people just because they were gay/trans/etc, so we took note of those people, banned them, and removed downvotes so it couldnt happen again