(De-)federation on our Chatsubo

Jan. 16, 2021

Federation can get quite qickly quite philosophical, especially on the question when/what/how/why to block.

On our Hubzilla-Instance ‘Chatsubo’ there are many defederated hosts and a few blocked users.

when/what

We defederate whole hosts when most of their posts we get to see contain obvious rascism, antisemitism, alternative facts…

how

We simply defederate through the admin-interface of Hubzilla.

why

Why? Is the most interesting and philosophical question on the issue.

blocked users

Believe it or not, there are users who create new, federated account(s) every day(!), just to nag and stalk and piss of others. looking at you, zlax! It’s a bit of federated common work to track these accounts, and on some servers (on Chatsubo, too) he is simply deleted on database-level.