Interesting problem: the Mastodon software allows users to block moderators.

Which apparently some trolls are abusing by creating new accounts, blocking the mods, posting offensive material, and attempting to get the instance banned by others on the basis of that material.

Supposedly the official position of the Mastodon devs is this isn't a problem that needs fixing.

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@pete maybe make it a problem for them by doing it to their instances?

@pete the discussion in the comments is really interesting, especially about the blocker vs blockee behavior on these platforms.

A block should be one sided. If someone blocks me I should still be able to see thier post and also comment on those post, but the blockee shouldn't be able to see any of my post, comments and replies to my comments.

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