Hey everyone! Wanted to give a quick update on some federation status with other communities

burggit.moe

burggit.moe has been defederated from for two main reasons

  • They ignore DMCA requests and dont follow it. We get a copy of all of their posts due to how federation works and since this rule is instance wide it can easily apply to a new community in the future if we purge current ones. We dont have the manpower to handle other instances continually breaking the law and then us needing to deal with that with takedowns

  • They post pornographic content that is illegal / in a gray area in the US that I would rather err on the side of caution in terms of allowing due to things like the PROTECT Act and certain states explicitly banning it themselves

hexbear

Hexbear defederated from us so to prevent one way conversations I have added them to our blocklist as well. If the hexbear admins decide to unblock us I can do the same and go back to the previous stance of hiding their politics related communities from the all feed once that feature is implemented into the site

Misc

There are a couple misc pleroma and mastoton instances that ive added to our blocklist (and there are a couple more I might add soon) that post content that is extremely against our rules. As they arent lemmy instances purging communities isnt an option and its allowed instance wide

if you have other requests of instances that clearly break our rules (you can find them in the site sidebar) feel free to send me them and ill take a look

  • @UlrikHDA
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    96 months ago

    Hexbear is/was the main reason I really wanted a per-user instance blocklist. Even though I never interacted with them, it was annoying to see them flood posts with awful takes. Glad to hear they banned us.

  • bugsmithA
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    76 months ago

    Why did hexbear defederate from this instance?

    • AtegonOPMA
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      They defederated from both programming.dev and sh.itjust.works recently since they held a vote and they had enough upvotes to do so. Reasoning for programming.dev was due to people in our instance coming in there with supposedly bad takes but I feel like thats a major overreaction to block an entire instance of people with different views (with the different views appearing due to it not being political at all inside the instance) due to a couple people going in there instead of just moderating the individual users. The message to defederate from us also only has 13 upvotes and was both programming.dev and sh.itjust.works which I feel isnt really a majority opinion of their instance if they want one since it confounds the upvotes of two different instances and is a relatively low amount for their monthly active users

      • .....
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        36 months ago

        On hexbear i dont see programming.Dev and sh.itjust.works on the blocked instances.

        • AtegonOPMA
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          6 months ago

          they do an allowlist rather than a blocklist (defederate with everyone by default, explicitly allow certain ones). the two were removed from their allowlist

      • bugsmithA
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        16 months ago

        Thanks for the explanation.

        Yes, that seems rather rash. My understanding was that the admin and mod team there were quite level-headed, despite the extremity of many of their users, but perhaps not.

        I appreciate this instance’s stance of matching their action but being openly open to re-federation.

  • @exohuman
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    36 months ago

    I am happy not to see whatever came from burrgit.moe anymore. The users of hexbear tend to be hostile and intolerant of anyone that isn’t anti-western.

  • 👁️👄👁️
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    26 months ago

    Good update except idk why I’m replying cuz I don’t even have an account on this instance lol

  • @HeckGazer
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    26 months ago

    Great news on all fronts, both of those instances were pretty much straight poison in different ways.