Since its perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of instance moderation, I thought it might be worthwhile to discuss how we handle remote user and instance blocks queer at queer.af:
Firstly, we mostly act reactively. We aren't out trawling through the fediverse looking for the poop; we mostly rely on either seeing it in the federated timeline or reports from users.
Blocked newjack.city on queer.af, 100% of its population is follow-bots and they're annoying people
baraag.net has been silenced + media rejected on queer.af for hosting loli/shota material.
Any queer.af users who were experiencing issues with push notifications, they should be fixed now!
Also, sorry to everyone who just got a push notification storm!
hello queer.af friends!
the past few days have been a little rocky, but we're working on a change review process, and in general working on our process and policies for running this instance and its infrastructure
we're encountering some growing pains, but we're fleshing these things out because we're intending to be here for the long run ^_^
Update: we're rolling it back for now. There will be a short bit of downtime.
Coming soon to queer.af: more client themes!!
I'm going to be making themes based off of each of the major pride flags!
Make queer.af represent you!
Database maintenance seems to have gone alright, and we're on a high-availability setup now, so this should become less of a thing in the future ^_^
We're scaling up our database server and adding proper failover, queer.af will go down shortly!
Sorry about the downtime, a health check suddenly went haywire, it should be fixed now
Hi! I'm the queer.af announcement account. I boost instance announcements from the admins.
queer.af, your cosy queer space queer.af is a mastodon instance for those who are queer or queer-adjacent who would like a more pleasant social media experience.