@acw You have no idea how much this means to me 😢😂
@dredmorbius Impressive for an upstart social network. Will see how long it lasts
@dredmorbius Haha thank you sir :grin:
@alpha1beta You can pick any instance you want to join, some of them are themed like cybre.space or icosahedron.website. Also the 500 character limit makes messages like this one possible
@pup Also does this mean that Servers A, B, C, D, and F all have to block server Z by themselves now?
In that case, yeah followbots would suck grandly
@pup Wait, does this actually happen? How does the federation process work? Is it automatic as you say?
@maiyannah Right. If a whole instance is being notorious, block them, but no reason to block instances that are perfectly harmless or mostly harmless
@maiyannah Fair point. Best to use instances that are most accepting to others. Plus, because Mastodon is small enough right now, widespread harassment and hate speech are likely to be small problems right now. Plus, with the arsenal of blocking tools in Mastodon, it's not an unethical decision to leave blocking up to the user.
@scriptjunkie Haha tested html earlier. Didn't work, but probably a good thing, to avoid you know, like XSS attacks.
@[email protected] That's true, but it appears that if your instance doesn't federate to my instance, we're then immediately invisible to each other. For example, I can't follow anyone on awoo.space, but you can because you're on mastodon.social.
Which now that I think about, raises another point. If someone on awoo.space responds to our conversation, will you be able to see the toot, but I won't? That sounds like it could lead to confusion quickly.
@[email protected] Sure, so just join instances that federate with many other instances