How do I block an entire instance?

I’m getting really really sick of blocking dozens of communities from lemmynsfw every single day. It never ends ffs.

If I want porn, I’ll go looking for porn. It shouldn’t be every third post in my feed.

Honestly, how is anyone supposed to join Lemmy if they all just get flodded with mountains of porn??? I can’t imagine anyone that’s not already invested in being here wanting to join. (unless their looking for a pornhub alt I guess…)

Not everything NSFW is porn and I’m not looking to remove non-porn so permanently hiding everything tagged NSFW isn’t a solution.

  • parpol@programming.dev
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    1 year ago

    Same. 95% of my blocked communities are all from lemmynsfw. Whenever I block one, another pops up the day after. Let me block the entire instance, I would ask my instance to defederate but I don’t want to force the block upon other members of the community I’m currently in.

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    1 year ago

    Yeah. Not to mention I’m completely fed up with the amount of furry bullshit. Every time I block the new niche furry community another one pops up. Be into whatever you want but honestly there needs to be some moderation. You don’t need this many separate furry porn subs. It’s insane.

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      1 year ago

      Do I use lemmy wrong? I browse my local instance, and I subscribe to communities from other instances, and when I browse I do local or subscribed. I never see furry shit. Is this coming from browsing “all”?

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        1 year ago

        That’s mostly where I see this kind of stuff, on “all” which is great for discovering new communities and getting out of the “echo chamber”.

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    1 year ago

    Connect for android let’s you block by instance. I use it all the time, like for other language instances

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      The only extremely minor catch with it is that it blocks comments from those instances as well. So I blocked the German instance (because I don’t speak German), and now their comments are hidden as well. But they often comment the relevant stuff in English, so I have to click a button to see the comment. Really a first world problem :D

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        1 year ago

        In Connect’s Settings, tap on “Block settings” and under your blocked instances list, there’s a toggle to turn off “Block instances includes comments.”

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    1 year ago

    I think this and blocking all users from a specific server are the top feature requests. Maybe followed closely by account migration.

    I’d do this with the Lemmygrad tankies in a heartbeat.

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      1 year ago

      So it’s not currently possible?

      I was afraid of that… TBH I’m debating running a private instance just to deal with this. Seems excessive though. :/

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    11 months ago

    Right now you can’t, and the feature would need to be coded directly into Lemmy by the developers. It’s bigger than an instance admin request thing.

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    There’s a nsfw toggle in the settings. I turned it off and I don’t see anything like that.

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      Not everything NSFW is porn and I’m not looking to remove non-porn so permanently hiding everything tagged NSFW isn’t a solution.

      I’m not looking for a PG experience, I just don’t want someone’s pussy in my face every 5 seconds.

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        It’s sort of annoying that there is a perfectly working solution to the problem but people won’t use it because of FOMO. You’re not gonna miss the posts you don’t see. You already miss posts and never think about them.

        [Edit] Just make a secondary account for when you want to interact with NSFW content. You can’t block an entire instance. Do you want a solution or do you just want to bellyache about it?

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          They just want to bellyache. I’ve been on Lemmy for months and the only NSFW content I find on Hot or New is porn, and I just don’t look at it if I don’t want to.

          They could also subscribe to their desired communities and just look at those, but I’m sure that’s unacceptable because of additional FOMO.

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            I spent about 3 weeks ignoring it, then started blocking every porn sub that shows up. I’m at 53 blocked communities from just that instance alone (and really it’s been the only problem instance I’ve seen).

            News regularly gets tagged NSFW, particularly news related to the war in Ukraine. I’m also fine with general gore and psychologically triggering topics, both of which are usually tagged NSFW.

            It’s rather difficult to explore, finding new and interesting communities, when you only ever browse by ‘subscribed’. Lemmy isn’t nearly busy enough to stick to that alone. I usually start there and very quickly expand to local then all as I run out of interesting content. That will slowly get better as I find more communities and Lemmy gets more popular, but that takes a while and still leaves me in a walled garden.

            This also doesn’t address the problem of a new user wanting to join Lemmy and being flooded with endless porn communities. Lemmy is not attractive at all in this state.

            So, I’m going to continue to advocate for a feature myself and others want: Individual users being able to block whole instances at will.

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      This is coming from a user with two “ass”-es in their username? Is this a troll?

      Is that last question about the OP or self-referential? The OPs name seems to be Dark assassin 07, but without spaces.

      Not that “ass”, even doubled, is NSFW…