As an instance admin there is no good reason not to be transparent about your blocklist. Any security through obscurity you gain is a spectre, as it's trivial to throw up a new instance on Heroku or something to get around it when a malicious party determines they're blocked. Your users deserve to know who they can and can't talk to from your box.
three logicians walk into a bar
the bartender says, "do all three of you want a beer?"
the first says, "I don't know"
the second says, "I don't know"
the third says "yes"
Posting on Birbsite after being spoiled with 500 characters feels like trying to stuff a bowling ball into a condom.
MOTHERTUSKIN TIMELINE LAG, YO
hypothesis: if too many early users sign up on mastodon.social instead of other instances, federation will end up becoming a second-class feature. (imagine what email today would look like if gmail had existed in the 90s.)
other instances need to be able to compete with mastodon.social for growth, or https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177 should be implemented.
yay, the timelines still lagging
if I weren't so busy with research and exam preparation, I'd be working on mastodon perf, but alas.
hey infosec ppl new to mastodon.social, please try to remember that the queer furry weirdos were actually here before you.
Please don't post channer slang or slurs or pepes on the PTL. This is a shared home.
oooh awesome i got back from making pirohy and the streaming queues are back to normal
oh, looks like the sidekiq stream workers are slowly catching up
it's hilarious how all these new people are joining and rehashing the *exact same discussions and arguments* mastodon was collectively having ~4 months ago
it's nice seeing many users join and then split off to different instances