Questions about mastodon and blocked / banned instances: If I am just an unprivileged user (not admin) of Mastodon instance X, can I see what other instances it blocks from federating? Can I see what other instances are blocking my instance X? Can I see any of this BEFORE I sign up as an user on that instance?

And what exactly happens when I try to follow someone on the blocked instance (I don't want to experiment with this too much and draw attention to myself).
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1. I don't think so.
2. Idem.
3. Idem, unless the admin bothered to mention it in the about page.
4. Don't know. At a guess, you can follow but you'll never receive anything.

The way I think of this: someone took the functional specification and reimplemented it in 2010s technology.

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