So it seems joinmastodon removed QOTO from their directory without cause, without contacting us, and without any discussion or due diligence.
Since this is the only way to actually find QOTO for new users if it isnt reversed soon it could mean the end for our wonderful community.
If you care about this place remaining fair, respectful, and inclusive environment I highly suggest everyone reach out to them annd voice your objecttion and your disapointment and having no procedure to keep this fair and inclusive.
If you want to see QOTO stick around you can email your objecttion here:
Feel free to CC me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be respectful, we want to show them we are the good guys and not give them any reason to object.
What? We said we never faced it and would have to vote onn the incident but would almost certainly block it... what are you on about.
What about it, all changes to the rules must be voted on by the three elected mods... We coted on it shortly after being asked and decided (as expected) it would warrant a block. Our rules were updated to reflect that:
"Offending servers will only be silenced, not blocked, blocks will be reserved for technical assaults only such as DDoS attacks, or legal issues such as sexual abuse and child porn."
@freemo @BilliardLentil @Gargron @trinsec @khird just a heads up. "child porn" is an outdated term. The more appropriate term is 'Child Sexual Abuse Material' (or 'CSAM' for short) because it's not porn, it's abuse. "Porn" is made by consenting adults (for consenting adults). Abuse, is obviously not consensual.
@freemo @BilliardLentil @Gargron @trinsec @khird ultimately it's your choice. But child protection experts and researchers do tend to prefer "phase out" the term 'child porn'
I can use both phrases just to make it extra clear
@freemo @BilliardLentil @Gargron @trinsec @khird that might be even better--perhaps something like, "Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)--formerly known as child pornography" 🤔
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@freemo @Gargron @trinsec @khird THAT. The part about voting on it.