PROTIP: If you do not want an archive of the fediverse to include your public content, that you posted publicly, to the public timelines, for public consumption, here's a to shut that down for *good*:

Use any of the other three options you see here. Easy peasy!

@r000t That's just stupid. It's much better to rely on everyone else to adjust their behaviour for your safety.
@r000t Actually it's perfectly posible to scrape past those, always assume anything posted remains on forever.

I would imagine they're trying to claim that your scraper won't respect post-privacy. It's the only point they can make that isn't praying to zombie jesus.


The entire point of this exercise, the whole reason we're here, is to raise awareness about these post options.

r000gle will 1000% respect post privacy options: If you post Followers Only or Direct, I guarantee that your status will not be archived.


Did you know that Pleroma has a single setting in the default admin panel that makes your entire instance scrape-proof?
@r000t @matrix

True, but on that note, changing the metadata flag for post-type wouldn't stop them either, right?

@death @matrix setting the metadata to reflect your wishes is literally the bare fucking minimum someone can do.

they won't even do that much. they simply do not want archives to exist, in any form, for anybody, for any reason, at any time. it's never been about safety. it's about control. it's always been about control.

@r000t @matrix

I do not understand the difference between "other instance" and "archive." They are functionally the same object. It's a server that you push things to, that stores them in a database. The software is functioning correctly. If any one of these block-happy tumblr kids could provide a functional model of what they would like to exist, we could talk about it, we could build it. But it's not a real thing. They would like federation to 'sometimes' work and support impossible features that open up entire other worlds of abuse (my theoretical example is listening for delete requests and then specifically fetching those posts for archive. i think you would get many more regrettable moments if you just let the users select them for you and spend a lot less time parsing through receipts to find juicy shit) The very definition of their software is reflexively defined as !x, putting them into paradoxical states very fucking often. At some point the drama around blocking becomes their content, something to respond to - finally. Usually right after a spat of eating one of their own.

@death @matrix fediEngine already does deleted post detection. The standalone activitypub server will listen for delete requests, as you've mentioned.

@r000t @death Doesn't work on Pleroma as it doesn't have a static webpage

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