We have some security auditing taking place today, the website and apps may load slower than usual. Media content will not be impacted.
We made a small tweak to the default settings for new accounts. Going forward "Always mark media as sensitive" will be turned on. We did this because not all Mastodon instances embrace NSFW content to the same level #displacedsocial does and we received a few reports because of unmarked content. If you mainly post NSFW content you may want to enable this as well.
We've also defaulted displaying sensitive content to on. You can also do this yourself in your preferences
#displacedsocial we're making some small backend changes tonight. The site and apps might be unavailable briefly although it's not expected to be a huge impact.
We experienced a brief outage. Everything should be back up and running now. Please report any problems to @staff
This question was asked privately but I believe the answer should be public.
"What are you planning to do about the straight and lesbian porn starting to appear in the federated timeline"
The answer is nothing. We embrace anyone who wants to use the site to view and share legal content. If you don't enjoy the variety of the federated timeline you have the ability to filter keywords or mute specific accounts 🙂
Calling all #android users! Did you know you can save a webpage as a homescreen shortcut? Some of us prefer using this over an app.
We need to temporarily limit the amount of content coming from some of the more active instances. This is just until we get a handle on the volume of federated content we're storing. Yesterday we had 12.6k files, today its 19.3k, a massive increase.
Toots by local users are not impacted by this.
Our Patreon page is now available! Support #Displacedsocial for as little as $1 or step up to help offset one of our recurring costs. Community support is what will drive new features and ensure we can offer a secure, stable site for months to come.
Some more context on the moderation post. To help prevent content involving minors we've started using facial analysis to estimate the age of anyone in images. This is done outside of the web servers and the resulting data is not publicly accessible. Video analysis will be coming in Jan.
We store content from users outside of our own community (via federation) so it's important we take all reasonable measures to moderate appropriately.
This is just one of moderation processes we plan to use.
Launching a @welcome bot soon, you might receive a DM from it.
What is Displaced.social?
It's a privately operated instance of Mastodon.
What is Mastodon? https://youtu.be/IPSbNdBmWKE
We're trying to set ourselves apart by offering a safe, open space focused on those in the NSFW LGBT+ community.
You may be asked by @staff to provide identification if there is reasonable doubt of your age. We do this for the protection of the community.
The above includes but is not limited to photos, videos, gifs, or illustrations posted publicly or privately. If you violate the above your account will be permanently suspended and your content will be purged and/or reported to authorities.