well, hackaday just died to me. their "report comment" button is officially confirmed to be little more than a placebo. quoth their official fedi account:

The "Report Comment" button is automated, if enough individual IPs click then it will take down the comment and have a human review it. But just one person clicking won't trigger any obvious change, nor notify us.

i sometimes forget that the rest of the world doesn't take moderation quite as seriously as the fediverse does

(screenshot below is just for verification - text is the same as quoted above)

reposted as public - boosts welcome


Also, spelling out that it functions via a simple threshold of IP addresses is really just telling people how to abuse their system.

It's dumb and bad in implementation, and they're dumb and bad for revealing the implementation.

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