@bekopharm well not you! But there must 1000s of these. I gave up scrolling.

@killyourfm Odd. Nothing showed up on my stream [yet]. Mayhap our instance admin is doing a better job ;)

@killyourfm Well. That looks like a WHOLE heap of fun. At least they're all from the same instance right? Shouldn't be hard to just get that one instance blocked?

@killyourfm wtf
Block user, report instance to admin of layer8.space

This. When that many users/bots are doing bad things, is an indicator of a rogue instance. Tell your own admin to block the instance, it's the most effective way of dealing with them.

@killyourfm what the fuck? uh... no seriously what the fuck. Is this a gab thing?

@killyourfm ugh, happened to me too. Muting the entire domain doesn't help; how do you clean up your follower list?

@michel_slm I'd love to hear that answer. All those notifications are gone so I'm assuming the admin of this instance dealt with it? But I still have 1.2K followers and about 1K are spam :/

@killyourfm @michel_slm
Go to

Select one of the bots. Click remove all followers from the selected domain. On my instance it didn't show up cleared immediately, but now it is.

@killyourfm @michel_slm
Uhm, but now my profile says 0 followers. The real ones are still there though. Just number is wrong.


Perhaps the bug will sort itself out next time I get a new follower or remove one.

I suspect the bug only happens for people like me who has set their network to hidden.

I don't really mind that the number is wrong. It has no use anyway.

@patchman @killyourfm I just followed you, see if that resets your count? It says 26 followers on my end

@patchman @killyourfm I just purged my spam followers and my count goes to zero too, despite not hiding my network. So I guess it's a more widespread bug

It says 1 follower now. So at least new ones get counted.

You see 26 for me? That's even more strange. The real number including you is 33.

@patchman heh, I see 1 too so at least it's consistent here. What version of Mastodon is your instance running? Mine is on 2.9.2.

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