@kaniini hey, i'm one of the former admins of berries (and the one who handled all the financials/still owns the domain). this is absolutely not acceptable and the former admin team will be taking action as soon as we figure out the proper channels.
mastodon HAS an archive function and we made it very clear to users how to use it in the days before the site went down. anyone who wanted an archive of their posts would have downloaded them already. berries had A LOT of minors who didn't give any kind of consent to have their posts archived. berries also had a lot of artists and content creators and their work is now also archived without their consent.
@kaniini @DashEquals@linuxrocks.online our github fork still exists: https://github.com/corrinr/mastodon why didn't you open an issue there to request that the instance be archived? or find one of the former admins on an alt to contact us directly?
this is a decision that directly impacts the 2000 former users, but also anyone whose posts were federated to berries. of those users, hundreds were LGBT minors, many of whom lived in situations where it was unsafe for them to be out. almost everyone on the instance was marginalized in some way or another and spoke about their experiences with marginalization. the majority of us were also mentally ill and this is going to cause paranoia and anxiety among, again, LGBT children, many of whom are people of color, because this was, again, done in secret and without consent.
please give me the correct contact info to request an immediate takedown of the archive.
@kaniini ty, we're going to be emailing them tomorrow but i'll do this too. the server is shut down and all i have still is the domain until it expires--is there a way to set up a robots.txt just through the domain service or will i have to set up new hosting for it to get that to work?
@kaniini that'd be super helpful! i tried pointing berries to a free barebones ucraft site with a "this is gone" message but it really did not like something with the SSL cert and i couldn't figure out what
@kaniini @loke according to this guy https://blog.imincomelab.com/remove-site-wayback-machine-archive/ yeah they don't follow it but you can use that fact as ammunition for a takedown notice? not sure how much weight it holds compared to the full DMCA notice though
@kaniini @loke https://blog.archive.org/2018/04/24/addressing-recent-claims-of-manipulated-blog-posts-in-the-wayback-machine/ found this on their blog which is more recent, implying it does still work if you set it up to specifically exclude them
@kaniini thank you, i really appreciate it! the decision to shut it down was a difficult one but it's been pretty cool seeing people spread out across the fediverse and find new spaces for themselves. we didn't expect it to blow up as fast as it did (early days it reached A LOT of random groups of tumblr, twitter and instagram users, most of whom didn't understand federation) so we were kinda constantly scrambling but i think we managed to build a good community out of that regardless
midnight.dance is a small, private instance running glitch-soc. we're currently closed for registrations and will be for the near future, but we may eventually open up invites by application only.