In addition to some overdue domain blocks, the Code of Conduct at has been updated with the following changes:

路 a table of commonly-used CWs if you're new to Mastodon

路 a statement explaining that multi-user instances without codes of conduct (or with codes of conduct that do not explicitly forbid harassment) will be suspended

路 a link to the github page where changes to the code can be tracked

Updating to hometown 1.0.4+3.1.4 momentarily, expect only a couple minutes of downtime.

Fixes include:
-"Not Available" image attachments will now reattempt to download (a mastodon bug fixed in 3.1.4)

-pinned local-only posts now stay local-only (thanks @darius!)

-in apps, replies to local posts will stay local, and unique posts will be local-only if that's what you have as default in the web UI (see details in screenshot)

A lot of good fixes coming in the next update next week, including a fix for the 鈥渘ot available鈥 image preview bug which affected pretty much the whole fediverse, as well as several fixes for local-only posting, including local-only pinned posts. Thanks for the hard work, @darius!

Gonna block on this instance later this morning when I鈥檓 at my desk.

Their forked version of mastodon implements a feature that allows accounts on their instance to follow locked accounts鈥攅ven if you reject a follow request from a qoto user, they can see all your public-level posts on their home timeline.

This is a breach of trust to users of other instances and provides a vector for stalking and harassment, as users may not know who is following them.

Thinking about adding an FAQ to dads.cool鈥檚 about page, including the obvious 鈥淲hy not regular mastodon?鈥 and 鈥渨hy dads and just not parents?鈥 is a Mastodon instance for dads, running the Hometown fork of Mastodon.