I've been banning the "watch blah free online" spammers' local accounts, but they're still all over the federated timeline. Working on some strategies to screen signups, but spam filtering the fediverse is going to be tougher.
@jrenken hiya. i'm new. what's the 'fediverse'?
@mitch Welcome! It's "federation" + "universe," a term for the universe of Mastodon instances: a whole bunch of operators run a whole bunch of independent copies of Mastodon, but they all interact as one big federation.
@jrenken Very cool. Thanks for the tip. I'm excited to explore Mastodon!