Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

Say hello to Ivory, a new anti-spam tool for Mastodon. I've been working on this under wraps for the masto.tech mod team this weekend. This can auto-handle reports for you. Please let me know if you're having troubles setting it up or running it. It's using Selenium (I know, I know) so things will probably break. Still, it's a workable stopgap measure while we await the Moderation API.
github.com/bclindner/ivory/

Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

@bclindner

Makeshifts last the longest.

Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

@sydneyfalk Gotta do what we gotta do. I'm doing my best to write this such that when the mod API hits, I can just write a replacement class for this Selenium crap and throw it out, so maybe we can still get some use out of it later.

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Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

@bclindner

Oh, believe me, it wasn't criticism at all. Makeshifts last the longest is a bit more of a warning -- don't assume the people who rely on using it will care about evolving it further, and don't assume the people who rely on use of it will understand the details, and all that. ❤️

I'm in favor of augmented moderation efforts; I think it's a logical next step. It just has to be a supremely cautious one, that rolls back if needed.

Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

@sydneyfalk Honestly, I just have a vested, spiteful interest in dealing with Mastodon's most recent lovely spammer for ruining my Saturday morning - that's more than enough for me to want to do this myself.

Masto mods and admins, please open - new anti-spam tool 

@bclindner

Well, let me say -- and I don't believe we know each other that well, nor do I presume this is true of any other aspect -- but you're tanking for people like me who hate this ACTUAL divisive, harassing bullshit, and can't really do this stuff.

So thanks. ^_^ I know (well, assume anyway) that you didn't do it for thanks, but thank you.

It's nice to see some folks have a good grasp of defense. <3

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