So honest question, how does it work if someone starts spamming the shit out of the feed every half second and render it unreadable? What is the structure? People report the post and after a number of reports it automatically activates or there is human oversight?
@minnow There's different levels of what you can see. Home = posts/boosts by the people you follow. Local timeline = posts by people on this instance (there's rules against spam here so yeah, an obvious spammer would get yeeted). Federated timeline = posts that this instance knows of, e.g. because someone from here follows the person who posted/boosted it.
@minnow The last one is the most spammy but also the most interesting to find new content. You can mute/block other accounts or even entire servers, to filter out the stuff you don't care about.
@kekcoin Ah there you go, i am trying to make sense of the three windows and understand what to choose among them, thx
@htimsxela Surprisingly orderly to be honest, i was expecting full blown chaos trollbox madness with blinking lights quite frankly
@minnow there have been some influxes of bots spamming out in the past, but otherwise its pretty respectable. The last couple days have been a lot more active overall though.
But once you venture out into the wider fediverse... things can get pretty wild in that regard :p
@minnow I'm a mod, so I'd see the report - or even before someone reports it I'd probably investigate it and suspend the account for abuse. We try to keep spam and garbage off the server. Feel free to report something if it is truly effing things up.
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