Sure, from a technical standpoint, hardcoding a blacklist in a network client is inelegant. Internet domains change hands or cease to exist all the time, you get stuck with outdated code, and you won't be around forever to maintain it. But that's just a way of saying *technology exists in a sociocultural context*. It's not some eternal marble hall.
@notimetoplay It's problematic, childish and to top it all off ineffective. I don't trust the software developers to decide what is and isn't an instance I should be joining. An automatic default block would be better, in order to protect users by blocking content.
Elekk is a Mastodon instance by gamers, for gamers. Games of any type are welcome here - computer, video, tabletop, etc. - as well as game development of any kind. GAMERGATE AND THE ALT-RIGHT ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. Elekk is not hosted in the EU and does not recognize the authority of the EU to govern the internet.