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Closing registrations

I logged into the mataroa admin dashboard today and the realisation of my animosity for something arose.


I don't know how to call it but I should probably do something about it since it is I the one who operates this platform!

After a meeting with myself and a few days of letting the thoughts mature, I decided to purge all these blogs from Mataroa. Let them be obliterated completely — let the B-tree which point to them became deciduous!


I had noticed these kind of blogs since the launch of mataroa, of course. Yet, they did not bother me until recently. Why do I operate a blogging platform that contributes negatively to the real-people spamless open web? Why would I be—even partly—responsible for the centuries of cumulative torture inflicted upon humanity to find squares with buses and traffic lights (aka captcha)?

I was thinking that it would be hard to delete them because then I wouldn’t know where to draw the line. I would become someone who decides who gets space to say what they want and who doesn’t. But no, not really. The web is endless. They can even clone the open source mataroa repository and make their own instance. It’s just that I don’t want to be the one who facilitates this.

What now?

Registrations are closed. I’ll keep them closed until I build the moderation functionality that emails these blog “authors” an export of their hateful words and then annihilate them from Hetzner’s ext4 filesystem.