Friendly neighborhood instance block notification + addressing Gab and free speech fetishists 

A guiding principal for people who value free speech and freedom of expression above all other rights:
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Sure.
I get it.
It doesn't mean I have to fucking listen to you and/or amplify your fucking message.

Friendly neighborhood instance block notification + addressing Gab and free speech fetishists 

Federation is not a right, it's a privilege. I don't have to federate with everyone, I don't have to federate with anyone, but if I want access to potentially the entire fediverse (and want the entire fediverse to have access to me/my platform) then I have to continuously prove that my platform, including my users, can be good citizens.

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Friendly neighborhood instance block notification + addressing Gab and free speech fetishists 

That means moderation. We accept reports from people in the fediverse, discuss it, and make a decision. If some person doesn't like that decision they can block that users and our instance. If another admin doesn't like that decision and the behavior of my users they can block my users and my instance. Federation is a choice and a privilege.

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Friendly neighborhood instance block notification + addressing Gab and free speech fetishists 

I support users' and admins' -right- to block as necessary.

To that continued end I've chosen to block free speech fetishist instances:

For "Just cos you dont agree with someone doesnt remove their right to say whatever they want to say."
socnet.supes.com

Instances with trash users and admins:
anime.website
juche.town
cyzed.com (Gab)

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Friendly neighborhood instance block notification + addressing Gab and free speech fetishists 

Ah yes, and:

Quitter.PW
A GNU Social site that bills itself as offering "absolutely no censorship" except for illegal activity. The admin publicly states white supremacy is not "censored". I consider this a "Free speech fetishist" instance on the fediverse and have chosen to preemptively block it as it adds no value.

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Friendly neighborhood instance block notification + addressing Gab and free speech fetishists 

Added:

sinblr.com
gab.sleeck.eu

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