I have recently uncovered a user who seems to be opening temporary accounts at QOTO, blocking all the moderators so we dont see their posts and then posting high offensive material (nazi imagery, transphobic and hateful derogatory content, etc) and then proceeding to announce to block list moderators and possibly on the list in general in an attempt to get us banned.

The issue of users being able to block moderators and do **exactly** this is something I have brought up to @Gargron before probably over a year ago but he has never acted on fixing this issue and does not see it as needing fixing from what I could gather (he can interject here if he would like).

It is something we as moderators are powerless to detect or act against unless someone actually reports the content first, that is the only way we will even see it. Thankfully none of the block lists have actually acted on this and no damage to QOTO has been done. But seeing as this may continue I want to make others aware of the problem, press gargron to fix the issue once more, and also encourage **anyone** who sees such content on QOTO to please report it so we can act on it.

I can not personally confirm this but according to the block-list operator they seem to have reason to think it is @snow behind the attacks. This would be in line with the behaviors from snow I have witnessed in the past.

For the attempt by snow to spam and falsely accuse instances see here:

For more information see these attempted block requests on QOTO that were made in this fashion:

@arteteco @Sphinx @khird

@freemo agree, and snow also tried the same with

@freemo @Gargron @snow @arteteco @Sphinx @khird

If the code maintainers won't do it, the next question is whether sites can build their own after patched to do it. If coded well it could be an easy patch to maintain and apply as it shouldn't be more than 1 line somewhere to modify a check to exclude Moderator accounts from it to override blocks.

Worst case, you get a policy where moderation is done via one account and personal stuff by another.


Yea QOTO already maintans dozens of code patches on top of vanilla. Its doable and very possible that we may.

@Gargron @snow @arteteco @Sphinx @khird

@freemo @Gargron @snow @arteteco @Sphinx @khird You shouldn't have to. It's a no brainer standard feature for a moderated communication platform. It's also extremely simple to implement so boggles my mind it was passed on at all.. ever.

Makes me a bit skeptical moving forward as I look to setup nodes. I need to research ActivityPub at a lower level and learn a few things first.


It’s so funny to see @freemo blame me and @Gargron for someone posting the Hitler Downfall parody on his instance and no one to report to him in a month.


But I have a far better solution.

First, use @alex ‘s migrator to change your Mastodon instance to be Pleroma, then you can view the someone’s post even that person block you.

And the MOST IMPORTANT thing, add a rule that:

Forbid EVERYTHING may piss off tastytea’s super fragile mental, kissing the ass of the admin of the #fediblock !

Then your problem is going to solve.

@arteteco @Sphinx @khird

@snow @alex @Gargron @arteteco @khird @Sphinx

Identifying the source is a matter of time/effort. Deduction is a tool to reduce time in contrast to the value of the effort.

You talk childishly therefore deduction is the best tool.

I'll give you a pass assuming you are some french quanrantined going crazy clawing your face off.

I'd prefer not to notice you more than this as you are the most fragile person I've seen on this thread. It'd be too easy to entertain myself with your responses.


> I'll give you a pass assuming you are some french quanrantined going crazy clawing your face off.

> french

:ablobjoy: :ablobgrin: :ablobhop:



@alex @Gargron @arteteco @khird @Sphinx
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