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I've been thinking a lot about the hate speech that my friends on other instances have been encountering. Is there anything that I, an admin of a very small (<5 people) instance, can do to help quell that behavior? I can ban those bad actors/instances from my instance, which helps locally, but doesn't help the actual victims.

@tyler is there a shared blocklist to which we can all subscribe? Adblockers have been solving the “bad actor removal” problem for a while. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start?

@skippy Those definitely exist, and you're right that it's a start, though there isn't an "official" version that I'm aware of. It's also possible for someone to create a bunch of accounts on different instances, and/or post in such a way that only their target can see, making reporting more laborious for them.

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A tiny server for experimenting with fun things on the web.