honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.
the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.
don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.
welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.
Brief predator ment. discussion of bad times on other platforms cont.
One of leftbook's worst tried to make inroads here recently, actually. She was locked out of every instance visible to me and likely the entire site within hours. It was beautiful to watch, and absolutely surreal.
Gc.c is an instance by trans women for trans folk and strives to keep the security and enjoyment of our users in mind.