:lgbt_io: We have banned gab instances since day 1, just like the majority of the Mastodon instances.

To clarify this, we’ll amend our Rules.

The said user has been banned, after failing to convince her to leave with peace.

If you’re one of the first instances to de-federate us even without seeking clarification from me, then I am speechless. One advice to you: give some patience next time for whatever you’re doing.

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:lgbt_io: My motto for running this instance: respect the decision of our members as much as I can.

So far I’ve never rejected any requests made by our members. Most of the requests were honoured but one or two complicated requests are still in pending mode. I have a todo list for lgbt.io. This is how much I love lgbt.io although I don’t toot a lot myself.

@porsupah @codeawayhaley and myself are always active in handling reports and banning. Also thanks to @porsupah for ALWAYS bringing to my attention of which instances and which users are worth banning.

I am even in the midst of setting up a Gitlab repo to keep records of all requests and a list blocked instances.

Not speaking out doesn’t mean we aren’t doing anything.

The drama created out of nowhere really saddens me (this is my second time feeling so on here) after putting up so much of my time and efforts maintaining this instance since 2017. I was also bashed at that time in 2017 for calling ourselves “the first LGBT Mastodon instance” (it was just a pure misunderstanding as a beginner setting up a Mastodon instance) and was insulted that our instance will not survive long.

I’m lucky and happy with our members thus far for being so understanding and nice and polite to me. It is all that matters to me!

@self @porsupah @codeawayhaley I just got here, but I think you're doing just fine! Thanks for working so hard. :heart_pride:

@wlwthewisp @self @porsupah @codeawayhaley same here. Thank you.:blobthumbsup: Moreover, I have some minor sysad experience and I can grasp the amount of effort and dedication it needs you: many many thanks and please don't let annoyances drag your morale down.

@4somecurious not to mention I bear ~50% of the server cost every month and never once beg for donations to help sustaining this instance. And this is what I get. Great.

@self @porsupah @codeawayhaley look I am in complicated situation --- is my girlfriend unblocked? And yes she may have have been rude, but the person is on Gab and is known as a doxxer.

@PaladinQuinn we DID NOT ban your girlfriend. Most likely she’s the one or her instance banned lgbt.io before clarifying anything from me.

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@self @porsupah @codeawayhaley look... I don't know what to say... I just want things to be peaceful... and right now I feel like proverbial camel with broken back...

@PaladinQuinn we are peaceful until someone from other instances caused us drama. And give little to no patience before badmouthing about me and our instance. That’s all I can clarify to you.

@self @PaladinQuinn @porsupah @codeawayhaley I think what happened is that TranimeGirl blocked Pyretta and that might have been misinterpreted by the latter, at least from what I can tell, and as a result she suspended lgbt.io from her instance in response.

Basically, a misunderstanding that went woefully out of proportion. :\

@Jo @self @porsupah @codeawayhaley seems you hit the nail on the head --- sorry I am so falling to pieces, had some bullshit happen on my discord server so rather emotional and @self I'm sorry I should have messaged you, I just did not think...

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