Wow. Good job #Fediverse. No, seriously, good job! **slow clap**
Many on here make themselves out to be accepting and open to new people. Yet Wil Wheaton gets so much abuse, he was forced off the platform.
Like I said, great work folks. ☹️
I hopped around some between instances when I first got here, but I quickly settled on fosstodon and it was absolutely the right choice! Great signal-to-noise and fantastic people, so you guys do a great job of cultivating this instance.
@kungtotte thanks, always great to recieve feedback from you guys. 😊
@kev What does the article say? I can't browse their website on the phone.
@kev I'm amazed how fast this went to media.
We will see how it works out. At least the message "The fediverse is yet just another social media" is out now.
Or to put it in other words: Decentralization doesn't solve the most problems of a social media, it just decentralizes them. (Which is funny, since we decentralize for resilience… which now also applies to all these problems)
@sheogorath couldn't agree more.
It basically makes up a good story and shows that some claims that were made, weren't completely correct.
We shouldn't complain since these media do their job. They report things and Mastodon is really easy about coming up with drama. Also theverge usually talks very positive about the fediverse (as far I can remember), so it's definitely fair.
Finally it's still a good sign, since this also means the fediverse got to a level where it's relevant to the media.
masto drama from earlier
@kev there's other useful context in that thread.
basically, imo, good riddance.
@sireebob so he was forced away from the platform for things he did in the past?
This is very, very sad. I honestly thought we were more inclusive than this.
masto drama from earlier
@kev that's your takeaway? there's so much more nuance than that.
the way it happened that he's off the platform may not be ideal, but i am more sympathetic to the people who've been deeply affected, financially and emotionally, by his actions (the effects of which he has not acknowledged let alone apologized for, and it's not for me to accept that apology anyway).
he seems to carry drama with him - did you see all the reporting of folks he did, and then his loud exit? - and frankly i'd rather not have it.
honestly, he's a wealthy enough dude. there's nothing to stop him from running his own instance where (typically) unpaid mods don't have to deal with him so much, and trying again.
@sireebob I've made my feeling clear - I don't think he should have been pushed from this platform.
Anything above that is entering further in to the realm of the same drama that started this, and I'm not willing to go there. 👍
@kev that's fine. i wish you wouldn't keep removing CWs though
@kev just great, one of the only articles about mastodon is this...
@kev at least the drama was behind CWs, until now :|
@kev Disappointing situation to be sure, but a silver lining might be better tooling and better understanding around moderation and other tools.
This instance has been outstanding and I hope a model for future instances.
@kev I should also state that better tooling is also not a “cure all” for this stuff either. We are fighting against human nature, which requires some to be more level headed than most.
@boblmartens @kev @mike Yes, I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank the admins for their work. I don't know how much managing of users / new accounts goes on, but the end result has, in all my experience, been a sensible and positive environment. Even the fed TL is cleaner than on other servers, though I don't know how much of that is down to my larger blocklist on Fosstodon. Good work, guys 💪😀👍
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