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Public Notice

Lots of reports of crypto spam attacks coming in from multiple instances today.

Seems like the bad guys are getting kinda worried about Mastodon.

Instance admins are taking this very seriously and working hard to fend off the attacks.

What can you do? If you see a crypto scam post, don't engage with it. It's just a bot anyway. If you mute, block and report the post it will help administrators isolate the attacker account.

We got this!


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If I favourite but do not boost, there's something about your post that makes me think that you don't want it shared or other people wouldn't want to see it.

That might be because I like your gross or edgy humour, but I know not everyone does, or because your images have a missing description, or because I know you're having a tough time and my words are inadequate and I want to say "I see you there, hang in there", or because I think your post might attract the wrong sort of comments

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The Seattle Symphony's rendition of Baby Got Back, featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot himself, that you didn't know you needed in your life.

I might have posted this before, but I still love it so much that I think it's okay if I do so again:

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past” - Lama Surya Das

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Dear Mastodon plebs.

I'm having a party this weekend to celebrate a job I got last year. You're not invited (obviously!) cus you're all scum, but if you want to feel part of things feel free to line the streets around my gaff and wave at my rich mates as they arrive. Maybe all say a few words at 3pm on Sat too, in honour of the occasion or summit.

There is one thing though, I need you all to pay for it. So if you can all fire me over a tenner, that should cover it.

Cheers. Now fuck off.

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All of the spam accounts have been suspended, reports queue cleared, IPs and e-mail domains used in the spam wave banned. We're continuing to monitor the situation and analyzing the pattern.

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We're aware of the spam attack hitting right now and our full moderation and DevOps teams are on the case mitigating any way we can (incl. switching to approval-mode registrations)

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Hey everyone — If you are getting crypto spam messages from off server today please remember to REPORT them to our/your Mod team - then BLOCK the account(s). 🚫

This is a fluid situation and I’ll post again if further action is taken here at #MstdnGames.


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RT @TheCartelDel
Today I learned wtf a "Hurdy Gurdy" is.
I know Middle Age instruments demand godlike craftwork but this thing is ridiculous levels of complex. I thought I didn't like folk music, until I heard the bass drop on this Hurdy Gurdy track.

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Please join me in blocking the Fox News bot account.

Thanks for creating a place of integrity here!

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You know what's great about Mastodon? Putting effort into writing a long thread and waking up to the Self-Appointed-Mastodon-Police telling you that long threads are an "inappropriate" way to use Mastodon.

No. There are plenty of ways to uses Mastodon. Not everyone needs to use it the same way, and no one is required to follow your imagined rules.

Don't like what I post? Unfollow and block are free.

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When men refer to themselves as ‘Alpha males’, I hear that in the context of software, where alpha versions are unstable, missing important features, are filled with flaws and are generally not fit for the public.

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The guy that invented godzilla just said that "godzilla" is pronounced "jodzilla"

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It happened. I was going to buy the cutest cute map print scarf on Etsy, but then saw that it was Mercator projection and changed my mind 😅 #nerdAlert #mapstodon #GIS #maps

Where my dymaxion projection scarves at?? 🗺️

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Went from "All Lives Matter" to "These Lives Should Be Eradicated From Public Life Entirely" pretty quickly, didn't it?

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Poll: Since #ElonMusk reinstated overtly #NeoNAZI accounts on #Twitter what's your relationship with the #BirdSite now? (Poll for folks who *ever* opened an account, obvs!)

(Please boost for a wider poll.)

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