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Mastodon CSS Snippet: Embiggen Emojos
Because the Emojos 'round here can be hard to read sometimes and bumping them up 5px doesn't really hurt anything.
Bumping up the size of the emojos in the emojo browser certainly doesn't hurt either! Both CSS snippets available here:
MastoAdmin: v3 Feature Request Submitted for "Custom Emojis" page (Emoji Category Management Interface)
I've also just created a new feature request for the other thing I noticed was lacking: some kind of emoji category management interface.
MastoAdmin: v3 Bug Report Submitted for "Custom Emojis" page (Can no longer tell if shortcode is in use or not)
I put in a bug report for the issue with being unable to tell which emoji shortcodes are already in use when searching for emojis in the "Custom emoji" control panel.
Hey #MastoAdmin - has anyone figured out how to delete emoji categories yet?
Also, is there no way to tell which emojos are on your instance and which ones aren't when doing a search, now? That would really suck.
Okay failing that, could one of you lovely #MastoAdmin folks copy and paste the help command for tootctl somewhere and link it?
Hey #MastoAdmin, is there any documentation outlining the commands available in tootctl? It seems shocking to me that I can't find anything on the subject online outside of peacemeal changelog updates and toots requesting fuctionality.
Instance Block Recommendation
New freeze peach politically "conservative" instance just came online: https://rightmastodon.com/about
No CoC, and only this for a server description:
"A place where Conservatives can live free of leftist attacks. Free Speech reigns, we will not be muted!"
Free of leftist attacks while allowing free speech to reign AND they won't be silenced? On Mastodon? Good luck with that!
One of the neat side-effects of adding custom CSS to squish favorites and boosts is that it makes me want to post more :D
For any #MastoAdmin folks who might want to use this, I've published the CSS here:
I'm really happy about the new #MastoAdmin feature that lets you pass account requests through an approval queue. The spam bots that would normally have successfully created accounts that would then sit idle for ages are instead just pasting their messages into the "Reason" field for immediate denial!
Now if only Gargamel hadn't ruined the homepage with this boxy monstrosity over which we have absolutely no creative control...
Instance Block Recommendation: honey.church (Transphobia/Aphobia)
honey.church literally defines itself as an "anti-mogai exclusionist lgbt instance."
It's an instance dedicated to LGBT folks who hate other LGBT folks.
Hate groups deserve to be de-platformed. ✊
Wanna become a #MastoAdmin?
The domain cutie.town is currently available.
Hey #MastoAdmin! I saw someone a while back share a command that would stop SideKick from attempting to communicate with dead instance domains, but I can't seem to find it! Could any of y'all help me out?
Hey #MastoAdmin frens with open registrations - make sure you're keeping an eye on new account registrations. There's been a HUGE uptick in bot registrations, and their naming lists are starting to look genuine.
I've seen these accounts suddenly start spamming like crazy and/or doing all sorts of other nefarious things. The IPs are a mix of origins that looks pretty similar to a botnet.
If it's a new account that doesn't post or follow anyone for a couple days, it's probably a bot.
MastoAdmin: Exploit Script Bots or Spammers?
Henlo #mastoadmin frens!
I've had a few accounts created on my instance that never post toots or update their profile. Some time after creation, my sidekiq queues fill up with jobs of type "Delete" with no content, aimed at the inboxes of many hundreds of instances.
Has anyone else encountered this? What're they doing? Sending messages and immediately deleting them? Or something more nefarious?
I've noticed a bunch of Mastodon communities have a fancy and much nicer looking public web UI-- is that just something that's not in a stable release yet, or am I just missing it for some reason on my instance?
I wonder how split Mastodon will have to become before Gargron will actually consider making Mastodon properly modular.
Admins could install only the features they want, and feature development would be unburdened from the requirement of running a fully separate fork. There's nothing but wins to be had here.
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