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I want to state this explicitly about this instance, that I will always block instances where bigots find a home. I wrote the code of conduct for Bricolage very deliberately and with intent. Bigots, bullies, fascists tecbro's Fedorabros and any other kind of bully is not welcome here. I keep abreast of problematic instances across the Fediverse and block them pre-emptively. They have nothing of worth to offer on any subject that could make me tolerate abuse.

Thank you for your attention.

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If you're here just to promote random services unrelated to the reason the instance exists, your account will be banned and deleted.

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New ban >>>> as per this toot by @xenon

From now on I will stop making these announcements piecemeal and start doing a daily roundup of banned instances, once a day as and when required.

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*Bing Bong Bing*

Good morning campers. An update from the management.

As an addition to this, I *coughs* I mean ~we~ at the Admin team will be taking the same robust approach with any instance set up to promote extremist positions. I'll pin a list of blocked/suspended instances and keep it updated as new instance level blocks/suspensions are implemented.

The story so far;,,,,, are all on the naughty step for keeps.

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*Bing Bong Bing*
Good evening campers, this is an announcement from the admin team (Me)

As per this toot from @maloki

I'll be implementing instance level blocks of any Gab servers that join the Fediverse.

TL/DR - Fascists, Fedora bros, racists and and their associated hatemongers from Gab will be pre blocked so you won't have to deal with them.

If you don't know what Gab is, this wikipedia link is informative.

So it looks like a surprising number of otherwise-sensible instances didn’t drop along with the rest of gab? That’s a bad idea and needs fixing - there’s no such thing as an instance that just happens to use gab software, even if they weren’t bigots.

@mastohost Hi, saw a post about a way to stop gab instances grabbing stuff, I was wondering if this is something you could implement for us on the bricolage server?

“Leading figures on the far right, including Ukip candidates in the upcoming European elections, are encouraging their followers to join a new hate-filled social media platform. The network, called Gab, has no restrictions on antisemitic, misogynist or racist content, and has been used to promote terrorism.”

#isolateGab #Gab

If you're a nazi, nazi-adjacent, an ironic nazi or someone who believes that said groups deserve unencumbered free speech, I am going to be instance blocking you, no debate. You do not deserve anyone's time explaining the obvious nonsense in your position.

:lgbt_io: We have banned gab instances since day 1, just like the majority of the Mastodon instances.

To clarify this, we’ll amend our Rules.

The said user has been banned, after failing to convince her to leave with peace.

If you’re one of the first instances to de-federate us even without seeking clarification from me, then I am speechless. One advice to you: give some patience next time for whatever you’re doing.


re: the unfederated / stopping fascist entryism 

re: the unfederated / stopping fascist entryism 

the unfederated / stopping fascist entryism 

@marie keep forgetting to mention, but if you wanted to check out the block list on my main instance it'd give you a heads up on a bunch of these:

I don't have reasons on there, but most of them are pretty clear when you browse their public timeline.

Understandable if you wanna handle things a different way though :)

Rascism & homophobia 

a take on deplatforming Nazis 

Needless to say that instance is now also enjoying the fruits of a domain block from us at bricolage.

Rascism & homophobia 

Got another domain block you may want to consider. A harasshole just came at me from

List of gab instances 

Most of these people are of inherited wealth as well as inherited bigotry. They've never driven their own car, labored for a wage, experienced a genuine obstacle that would cost them everything they've held dear. They were born and raised in isolation from the genuine populace and from reality itself. What kind of person do you thing that makes? What children do you imagine that person will raise?

HEY. @Tusky is excellent. As of me writing this post, their Open Collective balance stands at $1592.59.

If people can get $200 more dollars in the till (that's $1792.59) by the end of the day tomorrow (36 hours for me, give or take a few), I'll match it with $200 dollars of my own.

I also challenge other folks in tech with a little money to throw around to match my match, even partially.
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Bricolage - A Mastodon Instance

A space for people interested in sewing, tailoring, couture, dressmaking, knitting, weaving, spinning, or any other type of textile related craft at any level to discuss and showcase projects, and anything else important to them. People engaging in any and all other forms of creative pursuit are also welcome. The politics of art, life and living cooperatively are also important, so if you are considering signing up, please check the instance code of conduct first.