My experience of getting harassed and how Mastadon dealt with it brought up some insights.

1. I joined Mastadon yesterday, a network that presents an alternative to toxic social platforms.

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@ideasmithy
To build a safe environment for everyone, is very important that all the users help in reporting issues.
To everyone: if you see someone else get harassed don't wait for the admins to notice on their own, just report the trolls!

@NicholasLaney
Remember: The report button is there for a reason.

Reporting 👏 trolls 👏 is 👏 praxis

@ideasmithy

@NicholasLaney @ideasmithy
I should add that because Mastodon instances are not ruled by any corporate overlords, admins here DO listen to complaints. Here the user IS the client. Mastodon instances (at least most of 'em) were created by real people for real people. This alone makes the difference.

@rick_777 @NicholasLaney @ideasmithy Unless the admin is working with the abusers, but that's where you get YOUR admin to defederate from THEIR entire instance.

@NicholasLaney @ideasmithy yes!! Everyone else must report whenever they see. It shouldn't be just up to the victims.

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