to those who lack the energy , are afraid of conflict, or otherwise don't feel up to speaking up when fucked up shit happens
it's the least you can do. you don't get directly involved, but you bring the issue to attention. make sure you send the report to the instance the bad posts/person are on as well
it takes like a minute at most to do
Not sure what's going on in Venezuela, but it seems we've been getting a lot of registrations from IPs on these two ASNs (both Venezuelan ISPs).
As many of them have been registering dozens of accounts in short timeframes we've had to put in place some targeted IP blocks and suspend numerous accounts.
Looking at some of the hashtags those accounts are tooting it appears the issue is affecting quite a few instances.
Huge numbers of suspicious sign-ups on mas.to this evening from similar IP ranges. Remember this happened across the fediverse a few months ago? I've temporarily halted sign-ups and will block (and share) the IP ranges tomorrow. #mastoadmin
If I had better database skills I’d maybe find a way to interrogate the instance DB for a list of all IP addresses associated with suspended accounts, sort to see the worst offenders and block on the server at IP (or even subnet) level. #mastoadmin
MASTODON ADMINS! Keen to know if you’ve got any clever ways of dealing with spam registrations on higher volume instances. In the absence of any CAPTCHA (or similar) spam accounts can sign up easily. I’m reluctant to use sign-up approvals as they’re not foolproof and create a lot of manual work at scale. Any clever ideas? #mastoadmin
Any recommendations for a good (PC) Lego game? I've finished Lego City Undercover and Lego Movie with my 3-year-old* and looking for another good one.
The obvious choice would be Lego Movie 2 but not sure if it's actually any good!
* Basically I play it while he tells me all the ways that I'm doing it wrong.
"How much storage?" I hear you ask. Currently sitting at 2.09TB.
Admin of mas.to and mastodon.scot. I do other stuff too!