The only thing instance blocks are good for is keeping known bad instances out of your federated feed and mentions.

They are not a panacea, and they don't deter any motivated attackers, as they don't work against moving targets. They also don't stop nasty people from looking at your account and posts.

Somebody with a few domain names (50$ gets you a lot), docker, and a list of victims could do a lot of damage on here.


I will also just mention that as an admin, I think users should understand that making use of the privacy controls, doing your own blocking, and getting on an instance without open-registrations will have a much greater impact on your safety than anything an instance admin can do for you.

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