Got a reply from the person behind @mastodonanalysis
"Thank you for your note and I apologize for causing harm. As part of a class project I was trying to explore the topological structure of mastodon and identify structures for creating safe spaces in other online communities. I chose this name to alert admins to my intentions. I thought that the only harm caused by downloading data could be server overload which is prevented by API limits. The last thing I wanted to do is cause harm to your community and I have stopped downloading data."
@href what have he downloaded ?
@marsxyz IMO it's a non issue. That's why I decided yesterday to first contact the bot owner before taking any action.
The bot owner stopped his research for now & will try contacting the community.
(IMO a topology/research of the fediverse network would be an AWESOME research.)
@marsxyz lot of admins saw the bot as agressive and evil.
social.targaryen.house is one of several mastodon instances in the fediverse. It aims to be an alternative choice. Our motto is: Fire and Blood!