I'm staying on Fosstodon whether I agree or disagree with what Kev said. I'm here because I wanted to be a part of a community around one of my passions.
Thats why this place exists. There are people from all different walks... lets show grace towards each other, even if we disagree.
Some of you guys scream inclusion (which I strongly support) but in the same breath troll someone who disagrees with you on a issue.
Lets show grace, tone down being self-absorbed and keep it focused on FOSS.
You're white = you hate PoC
You're male = you are a woman hating mysoginist
You're straight = you hate the LGBTQ2 (sorry if thats missing a group).
You're a white male = you are priviledged
You're conservative = you support Trump
You're a Christian = you hate everyone.
These are the assumptions people on the fediverse have trolled me over.
No matter who you are or what you say, someone is going to disagree with you. Someone is going to troll you. There are trolls in every community.
(part 3) I personally feel that allowing of blocking instances by admins removes the responsibility from the user and puts it on the few. It sounds like a recipe for fascism and abuse of power to me. I say that putting the responsibility of self policing into the hands of the user is the responsibility of the admins. If mastodon continues on this trend of allowing content blocks by admins, then it will not last. It destroys the foundation upon which it was built. </ end comment>
(part 2) I block users that are overly SJW, but I dont block them all because I do need to consider opposing viewpoints. I only block those that cannot carry a conversation.
But, the key is, I take responsibility for it MYSELF.
It is NOT the reaponsibility of the admins to block instances they don't like. The responsibility is on the shoulders of the INDIVIDUAL. If one cannot take personal reponsibility, then, they need to go to a platform that doesn't stand for openness.
So, apparently, Microsoft stopped backing up the registry in their 1803 patch, while still showing it was being backed up.Way to go, Microsoft. That is a great way to screw over your customers.. Now, I have to apply a registry hack to every one of my customers that rely on MS backups to restore their systems on a crash.
UGH! Coworkers who can't shut up for a second irritate the absolute piss outta me. Im trying to listen to my lvl 1 helpdesk guy to find out what he is sending me out to fix, and I can't hear because of the volume of useless drivel pouring out of this other coworker's mouth. I wish he would go mute for a day. The silence would be a Godsend. Though it would probably drive him insane.
Think further. Gab isn't the only instance that tolerates content that shouldn't be tolerated. Hate speech isn't only done by users of Gab. This is a bigger question. A very basic question about moderation on the fediverse. App devs can't moderate the whole fediverse, neither should they. Instead, instance admins can and already do moderation even better. They have the tools, devs don't.
All in all I consider @fedilab s decision as fully reasonable.
I will stop here with #Gab by removing the block feature inside the app in the next release.
- I didn't receive a reply from Google policy team about a potential ban of the application.
- Without the previous risk, I clearly think that's not my role. I can't hard-code instance blocks especially when every tools are here for that.
- If you want a strong block, it's in the hands of social network developers or your admins.
On one hand, it is nice to be recognized by customers for exemplary IT skills, but the backlash of hate from the less experienced techs in my department (because the customers have asked that I be the only one to fix their systems) leaves me feeling conflicted. I just do my job to fix broken systems as efficiently and permanently as possible.. Now I have to deal with snide remarks and cold sholders. It is a bit demoralizing as I am already a bit of an outcast. At least the boss respects me.
There's been so much love, and work poured into this. It may look small, but this release is it, we're here, #Florence has just made it's first Pre-release 0.1.0, a place where you can switch over from Mastodon if you want, and with information about where we're going next.
Thank you everyone who's been with us for the past year, we wouldn't have been here without any of you!
All around Geek from Texas. I love to learn new things and meet new people.
Systems Admin by day
Volunteer Firefighter by night
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