A big public "thank you" to both @mxsparks_afterlight and @rey for being inspirational teammates for vulpine.club moderation; i don't know how i'd keep doing this without them. <3

Today was a pretty tough day for the admins. Two accounts got banned, and both cases were remarkably difficult situations. We also did a media silence on an instance, and a full suspend on another.

Ordinarily, I'd be expected to say something like "I've got the finest co-admins in the Fediverse" or some shit like that, but I don't. They're both just plain ol' normal folks, and there are thousands of others like them, with jobs and traumas and feelings, and a deeply-rooted desire to make this a better place.

So, here's to the real MVPs: all the admins and mods doing their part to keep the Fediverse together. Thanks, fediversians.


meta: We have suspended the instance at greenlifeplus.net due to followbot/data harvesting activity.

meta: We now reject media from humblr.social, an instance that appears dedicated to the wholesale posting of un-CW’d NSFW images from Tumblr.

cc: @rey @mxsparks @tastymochafox

meta: added the :yubikey:​ emoji


meta // breakage

Hi friends! We're having some CORS issues with the newly installed CDN; this is the root cause of any browser timeline breakage today! We should have it fixed in a jiffy. Thanks for being nice and understanding 💖💖💖🦊

October 14th is #CakeForTransFriendsDay!

In two days' time, we honour our trans friends (and/or ourselves) with cake, because being trans can be tough and the world is pretty transphobic but we deserve to be celebrated.

(Cis folks, this is aimed at you especially!)

meta: suspended toot.love since its code of conduct (“No moderation. Toot. Love. Drugs and rock and roll. No safe space. Offending content inside. Intel inside, too. All topics. All languages. You can say whatever you want, no one cares. Server located in France. Admin is a koala. Blah blah blah are you still reading? I have to go to bed now.”) is incompatible with ours.

... Also, the admin has “Pill: red” in their profile, which, nope.

cc: @rey @tastymochafox

meta // suspended freespeech.firedragonstudios.com

vulpine.club no longer federates with freespeech.firedragonstudios.com due to multiple posts by an instance admin that violate our Code of Conduct. Also, it's a freeze peach haven, as indicated in the domain name.

cc: @rey @tastymochafox

meta / media block:

vulpine.club now rejects media from pawoo.net, due to content that violates our terms of service (underage erotic art). The instance is not silenced or suspended.

cc: @rey @tastymochafox

Admin transparency note:

Suspended the instance at weeaboo.space, operated by the same person as masto.quad.moe (which we had previously suspended) with the same apparent moderation philosophy.

cc: @mxsparks @rey @tastymochafox

Admin transparency note:

Silenced the instance at mastodon.macsnet.cz due to rawrs from the instance admin that violated our CoC.

cc: @mxsparks @rey @tastymochafox


Specifically, the CC emojis we use were authorized by creativecommons.org for our use after @luka reached out via email; however, they are also CC licensed for y/our use - use freely and CC attributed. @mxsparks_afterlight @kev

Admin transparency note: vulpine.club/about/more now specifically lists ableism among the Officially Bannable ways to be a jerk.

cc: @mxsparks @rey @tastymochafox

Added eleven new Creative Commons emojis, courtesy of @Curator :

:cc_cc:​ cc_cc
:cc_by:​ cc_by
:cc_sa:​ cc_sa
:cc_nd:​ cc_nd
:cc_nc_us:​ cc_nc_us
:cc_nc_eu:​ cc_nc_eu
:cc_nc_jp:​ cc_nc_jp
:cc_pd:​ cc_pd
:cc_zero:​ cc_zero
:cc_remix:​ cc_remix
:cc_share:​ cc_share

*** Important Admin Note ***
Added two new custom emojos:
:estradiol_1mg:​ : estradiol_1mg :
:estradiol_2mg:​ : estradiol_2mg :

This is mx. sparks, speaking for :estradiol_2mg:​oskone.

Admin transparency note: deleted one local toot (un-CW'd NSFW).

Suspended the instance at masto.quad.moe for having too many racists/channers/general boors, apparently including the admin (who was previously banned from m.s for this sort of nonsense)

cc: @rey @mxsparks @quad

Suspended the instance at 2.distsn.org for running a "Mastodon User Matching" bot that scrapes user data: github.com/distsn/vinayaka

cc: @rey @hakabahitoyo

Hi all! I'm @mxsparks and soon I'll start co- vulpine.club with @rey.

- baby enby
- electrical engiqueer (VLSI type)
-- i.e. programmer with a soldering iron
- devoted cat-parent
- non-traditional grad student
-- related: brand new Austinite
- recovering submariner
- almost definitely neuro-something
- lapsed runner
- definitely exactly one human being
-- NOT just three cats in a trenchcoat

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