@Netanel gonna try following you from my new...
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.
By the way if you didn't know about whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com it is a great source for finding US things out all in one painful blow. It's much emotionally easier (I've found) than learning about them by tweets, toots, or FB (posting w/o CW since not directly political & maybe helpful for those overwhelmed by the pain/anxiety of it all like I am).
The largest harm of the cryptocurrency world, besides people losing money via scams (they're taking crazy bets and I don't have much sympathy), is that they vacuum energy and attention away from "regular" decentralization initiatives that simply want to distribute power away from monolith tech companies into the hands of ordinary developers and people, without also inventing crazy new economies and political systems in the process. You don't need a cryptocurrency to beat Twitter.
Folks worrying about instances just up and shutting down because someone got in over their head don't understand how many BBSes I opened and closed over the years.
It'll happen. It's not the end of the world. It does suck. It doesn't suck forever unless you give up.
If an instance you're on closes shop, you can and will find another if you want one. Go easy on the poor soul who had to end a dream.
@PlanetaryKnight found you!
@no_reply or rather. ... Thomas.
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Take that, Benjamin.
@adr kitteh but... unverified kitteh https://toot.cat/@ranti/34416
*working on a project like* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw Europe - "The Final Countdown" (Official Music Video)
@ruth Maybe not so cute, but here's a wolf jaw recovered from archaeological excavations of an early Etruscan context:
Librarian, not using this account much now... Try @firstname.lastname@example.org!
Generalistic and moderated instance.