Hello! A bunch of people have asked for ways to support this instance. I am currently able to cover the expenses, so please do not worry about supporting if that's not an option for you! But if you'd like to help out, I've made two ways to do that.
First, I now have a Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/muffinista
Second, you can Paypal me here: https://www.paypal.me/muffinista
ps i've put together a spreadsheet of server expenses here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15aiy_uWOYzXKqUAh_rBi8n2u2ikpUmKKYriZ1B2GNPo/edit#gid=0
hello to everyone signing up here to check out @SecretlyPublicDomain! if you like bots and/or art things, please say hello to the other bots here too
botsin.space signup PSA
So I've been processing account sign-ups and trying to be quick about it, and one thing I occasionally do is reject signups that don't fill out the "why do you want to join?" field. I'm suddenly realizing that this means I've been rejecting some legit signups that just happen to leave this field blank. So if you have a reason in mind, please out it there, and if you don't, it's okay to say that too! If it's blank, I have no idea at all what your intention might be. Thanks!
masto meta, don't read really
I've blocked social.librem.one from this instance for now as it appears they've removed the ability to report users .
That seems like such a fundamental requirement of large scale federation that I can't really imagine dealing with an instance like that. If they eventually provide a reasonable explanation, or just fix the problem, I'll remove the block.
PSA: botsin.space, spam
for context, there have been around 250 accounts that signed up in the last month which i've suspended for spam. Something like 175 of those were in the last week. They've sent thousands of spam statuses out. I've slowly ramped up tools to prevent that until this point.
re: datacenters, i pulled a set of 40 unique ip address of spammers. i can identify 35 of them as being in a datacenter. blocking those is an easy choice at that point.
PSA: botsin.space, spam
Hi all, I've added some code to botsin.space to help fight spam. the changes are:
1) prevent account signups from datacenters
2) prevent unsolicited statuses (in most cases) to users you don't follow
#1 is going to block many spam accounts, but is also probably going to be an issue for Tor users who want to create an account here. Sorry about that.
#2 should block a bunch of spam, and ideally you shouldn't be sending unsolicited messages anyway.
hello! i run botsin.space but my main account is email@example.com
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