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@freemo To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add to the post.

@freemo so are Indian right wing Mastodonians gonna be kept out of this instance?

I need to know what rights to Instance owners get.

@Full_marx an instance owner can set any rules they want and block or ban whoever they want from a technical aspect. The owners also get to decide if they wish to block their entire instance from other entire instances, again technically speaking.

Usually when a user selects an instance they do so with the intention of picking an instance that has rules and moderation policies they personally agree with. Obviously people who join an instance want to know that they will not personally be censored but also protected from others who might harass them or otherwise be unwelcome.

On this instance, QOTO, we do **not** ban people for being right-wing, left-wing, or for holding any particular viewpoints provided they are respectful and curteous to others.

We require users to basically be kind to eachother, the most fundemental rule is to "respect a users right to disengage" In short this means if you make it clear you do not wish to interact with someone they are then obligated to leave you alone, if they dont then action will be taken.

Statements made intending to be explicitly hateful, such as explicitly racist comments, would also be against the rules (as i said, be kind to one another). But again we won't ban based on political views or personal opinions though.

@freemo So express communication that I wanna be left alone. Right?

They would have to explicitly state it correct?


Suppose somebody spins up a far-right NeoRx instance. But only one member from that instance starts harassing liberals on other instances.

Could you block that one person from your entire instance? Or would you have to block that far-right instance all together?

@Full_marx Yes they would have to explicitly state it. If you message someone unaware that they didnt want to be contacted you would be fine. But once they say "leave me alone" then you are expected to respect that wish.

We cover what you ask about here: The last section covers how we handle moderators who dont address the right to disengage,.

It's a framework/network for writing distributed apps built on DHTs! It's agent-centric, with each agent having their own "source chain" that is essentially a journal of their activity within the app; entries into the source chain are shared with the app's DHT network and other agent-nodes in the network gossip to ensure that new entries are witnessed, verified, and properly allocated within the DHT.

The framework is written in Rust using proc macros with a javascript test framework called TryORama and currently in alpha right now! Check it out at

@freemo sooo I canโ€™t even seem to figure out how (or even if) to do this. Do I just reply to yours (first arrow) or make a new post for my self and then boost yours?

@ErikaDesign What are you trying to do? If you just want to reply to something i say then yea you hit the first arrow and it will be a reply. Reboost is if you want to reshare something in your timeline so everyone will see it.

@freemo ah I see. am I understanding correctly I canโ€™t add text of my own when resharing? (Like for instance your hashtag explanation post)

@ErikaDesign correct, when you reboost it just reshares it without adding your own text. If you want to do that you have to create a brand new post and just link to the post you want to comment on

@freemo To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add to the post.

@freemo To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 or a dozen things that are of interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add and to the post.

(yes, that last one is almost oxymoronic in this context)

Dr. Freemo,
I am duly impressed with the population of pupils that you've managed to accrue. Who would have thought that Quantum- would have become such a vogue prefix in these times?

Perhaps the lack of interest in the field revolves around my institution's mistake in not taking advantage of such sentiments. We really ought to rename the department; Quantum Mathematical Physics.

This must indeed be the gateway to prestige. Thank you very much for the dissemination of such wonderful notions.

With that being said, welcome, new Quantum Mathematical Physics students!

Kindest regards,
Inst. Kytaea

@LuKthu Sorry P appears to have blocked my personal IP from viewing FSE content. So while I can interact through the website I can not, unfortunately, view any images you share with me withough firing up my vpn

Dr. Freemo,
I'm sorry to hear that and a tad bewildered. I expressly joined this particular instance because the description professed a fixation with free speech. Perhaps I'm misinterpreting the situation.

Tor exit nodes do not appear to be blacklisted, for your future reference.

The image was just a short excerpt from, "de Sitter vacua from uplifting D-term in effective supergravities from realistic strings," by Achรบcarro et al. You may view the full text on the arXiv ( ).

Hopefully this is mended if an error ( @p )?

Kindest regards,
Inst. Kytaea


Generally your instance tends to allow a lot of free speech. Its only when p has a personal grudge he is more than happy to disregard such notions it would seem.

He had also at the time employed a script that spammed our server from yours for many hours filling up my (im the moderator/admin) my inbox in a tempt to force our server to block FSE


Oh my.
Thank you for the information.

Kindest regards,
Inst. Kytaea
@freemo @LuKthu

> Its only when p has a personal grudge

I've got no grudge, you're just a tedious guy and I don't wish to hear from you.

> for many hours filling up my (im the moderator/admin) my inbox

"Many hours" is quite an exaggeration. You spammed me, I told you to fuck off, I wrote a script and let it run for a while, with the hope you'd just block me and I could stop hearing from you. (You also claimed it didn't fill up your inbox and that you were dropping all of the messages.)

So now, here you are, making shit up and trying to re-litigate a retarded internet slapfight. There's no action item attached, just this petty shit, and you wonder why it is I don't want to hear from you. I don't know what your deal is, I certainly prefer not to interact with you and I don't know why it is you can't take a hint.


For the record

1) It went on for about 6 hours

2) I did write a script that stopped it from showing up which took away from my otherwise busy schedule

3) Him claiming I was bugging him is a bit vague and out of context. what he meant is i kept showing up in reply threads of people I was talking to and he happened to be in the thread already (and thus getting tagged when I was responding to the original poster and not him)

4) He has been reacting this way every time he sees me in a response thread for well over a year now

5) He could have just blocked me, and frankly not sure why he just unmuted me if it is going to provoke him into another tantrum.

6) He doesnt defederate with servers because of “free speech” but he does try his best to force other servers to defederate with him so he can claim he is still pro-free speech. That was the intent of his spam attack (see attached image)

7) He is also leaving out the fact that he was so unhinged the last instance started because he blamed one of his users of being an alt of mine (he wasnt) and banning him and then plastering all over the admin account how he caught me (he didnt). Worse yet he didnt just engage in censorship by banning the account at all but he then proceeded to modify the account’s data to have false description that was not there before (thinking he had caught me he thought it would be slick to plaster to modify the account holders description after blocking). See attached pictures.

@LuKthu @freemo I'm not sure what he's talking about. It probably is a mistake unless he was scraping us, but the more likely explanation is he's making it up.

He tends to make stuff up; since Mastodon proxies images, his "personal IP" doesn't matter: the version of this image that he sees is at , and if he couldn't see it, that would mean that has blocked him, not FSE. It can't be that his server's IP is blocked or you wouldn't see this message.

It is possible that there was a mistake, however. There are a lot of things that get traffic dropped from any given IP address: if they participate in a DDoS (it is extremely unlikely he falsely triggered that, but could have happened during the last big DDoS when I manually intervened) or if they try to brute-force the root password. If that's the actual case, he can wait until it expires or DM the IP he wants removed from the list. I'll un-mute him (I have him personally muted) in the off-chance he's got a legitimate issue and would like to remedy it.

Its actually when i click the image to view the toot on/through the fse domain itself that i cant see it. I can see it through ovh.

@freemo @p @LuKthu
Why are you talking to my father when you know he hates you?
@freemo @jojo @LuKthu

> Because he tagged me first?

Demonstrably false. LuKthu tagged me, then you tagged me, then I replied.


Lies as usual, the first time either of us tagged eachother was you, tagging me, in this message:

So no it didnt go LuKthu tagged you, then I tagged you, then you responded... It went... LuKthu tagged you, then **you** tagged me, then **I** responded.

Not that I particularly care, but your penchant for lying to try to start shit all the time is getting out of hand. I had no intention or interest in you entering the conversation, and at no point did I tag you until after you tagged me (which you were brought in by LuKthu).

@LuKthu @jojo

@freemo @LuKthu @jojo Like I said, if you have an action item, let me know, otherwise I do not care what you have to say.
@p @freemo
Mr. p and Dr. Freemo,
apologies for causing more tension between you two. I sincerely did not intend to cause any aggravation.

Hopefully long into the future, when we've all cooled off, we can forgive one another and forget. Life's much too short to tussle over menial, historic events.

I'll ensure that my pupils endure at least thirty lashings to atone for any grievance I-ahem, we have caused.

Kindest regards,
Inst. Kytaea
@LuKthu @freemo Ah, no problems. Dude rubs me the wrong way but whatever he wants to do is fine; I would prefer he not bother me.


I offered to bury the hatchet and treat each other respectfully last time, shake hands and move on. As I have in the times before as well. But he seems intent on perpetuating nonsense for no reason. The offer remains of course, but its unlikely at this point he will take the offer.

See the following message:

As for you, dont worry about it, he seems intent on starting drama every time he sees my name, regardless of if you or anyone provokes him. Your good.


@freemo @LuKthu This is hard for you to process, I guess: there is no hatchet. You're the only one with some kind of chip on your shoulder. I just don't want to talk to you. You are unpleasant.

After several requests that you state your business or fuck off, I'm going to assume that you don't have anything important to communicate and you'd rather go back to arguing with people by accusing them of having small dicks.


I was talking to @LuKthu, not you. stop pretending just because you happen to be in the thread somewhere that every message is addressed to you, and then start drama over it. No one cares about your little drama show move along.


@jojo @freemo @LuKthu I thought he had a legitimate problem, it turns out he's just trying to stir the pot again.

Every single time with this guy, I swear.
@freemo @LuKthu So what you mean is that you *can* see it and you were fabricating an issue and all of that "I GUESS HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT FREEZEY PEACHES" was just nonsense.

Anyway, I suggested a remedy, feel free to pass your IP along. I'll unblock it if it actually was an accident. Or you can just wait until the next time the automated blocks get flushed. (If you still can't see it after a few weeks, it was manual, which is comparatively rare.)


No I couldnt see it because i was viewing the post directly on FSE.. I was loggin in through the terminal (text only) as i didnt have my 2-factor with me to login via the web interface. To view the image i was following the link in the text to the post to try to view it and could not.

Always trying to start trouble I see, you should have left me muted and done me the favor.


@freemo @LuKthu

> Always trying to start trouble I see

What is it you want to accomplish here? I don't want to hear from you, so unless there's something concrete that you need and you'll spell it out, I'd prefer you go do whatever it is you do with your time until the next time you decide to bother me.


I’ll say it again and I’ll say it slowly….


You contacted me

So unless you need something please go carry on somewhere else.


@freemo @LuKthu It's right in this thread, you dumb cracker, quit lyin'. You tagged me, my first post in this thread was eight hours after that, when I replied to @LuKthu. It's stupid, it's not even worth arguing about and anyone can go look at the posts so it's trivial to demonstrate that what you are saying is fiction. I don't know what you're trying to get out of this, I don't care.

Please don't bother me again unless you have some sort of concrete action item. I do not wish to interact with you. You are an unpleasant person. I have had no interactions with you that improved my life. I suspect the feeling is mutual. Go talk to someone that wants to talk to you instead of wasting your time bothering me.


Seems you are correct and I was mistaken on that part. didnt notice the other user added you in before I replied.


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An inclusive free speech instance.
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Explicit hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.