Thanks to everyone who reported a spambot on that was just following thousands of accounts and posting nothing. I guess the goal was… to make us run out of disk space for media? Who knows

Registration is now closed because is a respectable institution and we don't have to put up with hooliganism

Yay, 20,000 enqueued sidekiq jobs. That bot really did a number on us

@nolan Is it on the latest version? There is a 7.5k following limit for this reason now

@Gargron @nolan I can't recall how high it got, but I think it was less than 7.5k. But no, I'm still on 2.6.1 because lazy.

Also that instance is probably not going to receive your message for awhile, because now that the bot is suspended there are 20k Sidekiq jobs to get through 😱

@Gargron @nolan OK yeah I can confirm it only got up to 6.39K following. But it still did a number on us because I guess it did all of those follows in the span of a few hours, and is a small instance.

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