Well the number of trolling hate based instances has just got too overwhelming for to rely entierly on its users to suspend at this point. That said i dont want to force blocks on our user.

I am prioritizing sone sort of opt-out block system where we as admins can do server wide blocks but users can still opt out...


Honestly, and obviously speaking just for myself - I trust your judgement here. If you think a domain is egregious enough to block entirely - go for it. Even if I don't agree, I don't have the health of the entire domain to think about - but you do. I'd rather err on the side of heavy handed moderation than horrible people every damn day of the week.

@Biggles Its a bit more complicated than that. When you block instances it also can cause broken threads that really annoy people because if a "good" domain user replies to a "bad" domain user thread the thread is still broken. For this reason many people prefer not to block at all.


Understood, but my point stands: you are both more invested in this and have a thicker skin than myself; I trust you to weigh the alternatives and do what you believe is right. Anyone who doesn't (myself included) - well, they have lots of other options. I figure if you reach instance-blocking mode, they probably deserve it.

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