snarfed.org , to random
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Fediverse! I’ve been building a bridge to Bluesky, and they’re turning on federation soon, which means my bridge will be available soon too. You’ll be able to follow people on Bluesky from here in the fediverse, and vice versa.

Bluesky is a broad network with lots of worthwhile people and conversations! I hope you’ll give it a chance. Only fully public content is bridged, not followers-only or otherwise private posts or profiles. Still, if you want to opt out, I understand. Feel free to DM me at @snarfed (different account than this one), email me, file a GitHub issue, or put #nobridge in your profile bio.

A number of us have thought about this for a while now, we’re committed to making it work well for everyone, and we’re very open to feedback. Thanks for listening. Feel free to share broadly.

HistoPol ,
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@shiri

Very concerning, indeed.
How would I go about this?

Would I need to block any and all friendica and hubzillla instances?

"you should be concerned of the thousands of instances like mine (Friendica and Hubzilla) ...boost your post, then it'll be copied over to Bluesky with no actual connection to you in the network, so your blocks will not apply and you will have no control over the post afterwards."

@jamie @oliphant @snarfed.org@snarfed.org @luca @PCOWandre @chronohart @snarfed

box464 , to random
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The proliferation of is exciting. But don't dismiss those that want to defederate with corporate socials. The was built by individuals escaping the harassment they faced on those platforms.

If you don't agree with your server admin's decision to federate with a specific domain, you can block it on your own. You have the power!

This seems preferable to an admin making the decision for all users.

Are there loopholes I'm not aware of here?

https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/moderating/#block-domain

akuchling , to random

For people who won't want to see posts from Threads, please know that you can block an entire domain from your feeds. Docs for doing so:

https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/moderating/#block-domain

e569668 , to kbinMeta in Why doesn't blocking work?
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Yeah, Mastodon has separate block and mute functions.

Ah, good to know. I'll have to look into it a bit more, but reading https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/moderating/#block

If you and the blocked user are on the same server, the blocked user will not be able to view your posts on your profile while logged in.

It looks like the limitation that Pamasich and I sort of expected is there. Blocks are basically only possible at your own instance. If the user is on another instance, there's no way to stop them in the fediverse. And that includes it going out to all other instances they federate with too.

I sort of just experienced how this would work if implemented, in a way. A kbin social user posted to a beehaw org magazine. I replied to it, but my post does not seem to have made it to kbin social. However, it's on my instance, beehaw's, lemmy one, etc, because my instance federates with all of those instances. That's sort of what blocking would be like if the original page refused an incoming comment due to a block, all other instances would still accept it. It's possible there's something I'm missing as I'm not super knowledgable on activity pub or the fediverse, so I'll try to learn more about it

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