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:

Please be respectful, we want to show them we are the good guys and not give them any reason to object.

@Gargron @trinsec @khird


@freemo @Gargron @trinsec @khird email sent and cc: to @freemo

BTW I was chastised for being on this instance because it was on a block list for being insufficiently gay friendly. The reasoning made little sense to me but I took a look at policy and decided that the person chastising me was, from my perspective, overreacting.


Yea, we are **very** strongly pro LGBTQ+ and our moderation policies and practices have always reflectred that.

The irony is that it is explicitly our protectionn of the LGBTQ community that lead to a lot of the misinformation about us spreading in the first place.

See this post:

@Gargron @trinsec @khird

@freemo @Gargron @trinsec @khird From: Don R-C bounced, so here's the email:

Sent: Sat Nov 19 12:03:27 CST 2022
Subject: Removal from directory
Good day,

I am, I suppose, a member of the "Twitter Migration". I arrived at as it advertised as STEM-oriented. Indeed it is and I'm pleased to be on that instance.

The moderation policies matched my belief that moderation should be light handed in most cases but firm enough to give me options. Blatantly illegal content is blocked by policy and I have an array of options to further restrict the posts I see. So far, I have seen nothing even remotely offensive so I assume the policies are working.

I understand that has been removed from your registry without cause. I found through joinmastodon and I can confirm that it is no longer listed as a Technology instance. This saddens me because it means fewer like-minded people joining this instance.

I ask you to reconsider your reasons for removing and return it to your registry.

Don Rideaux-Crenshaw,

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