Just wanted to keep everyone in the loop. If you encounter an issue where you cannot post or comment, but voting is functioning correctly, it is most likely because we have implemented a block for VPN & Tor users. If you are using these services, you can still take part in activities such as voting, reporting posts, and performing other passive actions on the site. We implemented this restriction because of users posting illegal content.

See https://lemmy.world/post/11571711

While we value our users’ right to privacy, we also prioritize the protection of both ourselves and our users. We want to emphasize that we weigh the pros and cons of restrictions like these with the entire team. We do not take these actions lightly, and we hope everyone understands the reasoning behind it.

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    Since lemmy.world is on cloudflare, a worker function could disallow images in comments (or POST to any of the routes that create content) from those IP ranges. I assume the driver here is CSAM and other problematic imagery.

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      We’ve looked into worker functions before for other things like routing on the edge (neat stuff). We’re all DevOps folks, and love to get feedback from the community ❤️

      The issue is even folks linking to images unfortunately. Yeah, it’s mostly CSAM related, but also prevents other types of abuse as well.

      I appreciate everyone being understanding, all of us try hard to keep everyone on LW (and folks we federate with) safe.

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        Yeah, my main thought was if the body contains any kind of URI/url from those IP sources, you could drop it as you are now. Or possibly just ![. And obviously any post with a url field. Not sure where you collaborate (Lemmy matrix maybe?) but I wouldn’t mind throwing together a POC if it would be considered. I don’t even use Lemmy on VPN but I’m definitely interested in helping the community.

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        All my devices and networks are constantly on VPN, it’s just basic obscurity, and it’s such a hassle posting on Lemmy now - my activity is probably down 90%.

        Could you please consider allowing basic text posts and / or comments from behind a VPN? You could even disallow all markdown - that’s a decent trade off for my sake.

        But please don’t just block all VPN usage if there are options you have not explored yet.

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      That was my assumption as well. Sucks that measures like this are required but understandable all the same.