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Good call. Thanks for being sane. Though I hope these political decisions will be kept at an absolute minimum.

@chebra all sounds very sensible to me, particularly the distinction between tools and platforms. I agree the app devs have the right to code their app however they see fit. I disagree with what #Tusky did, because it creates a precedent for the developers of other software that implements standard protocols to be pressured to build in political blocks for all sorts of reason, and dogpiled if they don't. Reading between the lines, it seems like that's already happened to #Fedilab.

@strypey @fdroidorg
Agreed, I don't agree with Tusky either. A hardcoded block is exactly why we have OSS and rickrolling is just childish. I'm merely giving them the benefit of the doubt and will drop them if they do something like that again. Gab is clearly the moral bad guy, but how we deal with bad guys is what defines us. Tusky chose to get down on their level and use their methods. Fedilab and F-Droid are trying to find a higher level of morality, navigating through the maze carefully.

@chebra @strypey @fdroidorg

Everything everyone feels Gab is has existed on various Fediverse instances well before Gab though of forking Mastodon I've found worse than the worst of Gab on some instances
Not to mention the three large block lists I found last year for instance admins to use to block what is considered offensive, which ranges from prostitution, drug use, and human trafficking to what's labeled as Free Speech Zones


> has existed on various Fediverse

Yes, it has, and it has been forbidden by the rules and moderated by the admin. Unlike on Gab, and that's the problem. Feel free to report anything you find breaking the rules, admins are not gods, cannot read every toot.

and others allowed it long before Gab and still do
I'm saying there are admins running instances long before Gab that have and are allowing such
I'd rather the feature for users to ban all posts from an instance to be more accessible


But Gab comes to the Fediverse and the devs and half the users lose their goddamn minds
I guess the users and admins protected in their own little walled instances never saw what has been lurking in the dark all this time


I agree the hysteria was overblown and unnecessary, even gave more popularity to Gab and polarized the users. Especially admins blocking other instances for not blocking Gab was just stupid.

And the scale of the problem is just totally different. Before if there were instances allowing antisemitism and racism and whatnot, they were small, scattered and also routinely got blocked by others, at least those who noticed. But Gab came with fanfares, everybody noticed.

and then the apps devs and the repository devs get in on denying access to instances they don't like and the whole Fediverse breaks down
Should just be left in the hands of the instance users to filter their feeds as they choose
or maybe change the nature of the Fediverse Get rid of the federation tab so toots are not spammed across all connecting instances Just let users search the toots as one can now or surf to other instance to see recent toots from there users can follow other users after only going out to find what they want to see then only seeing those now followed users toots in their feed
More of a user centered curation and filter of toots Would eliminate the random federated toots which could have any content There would still be Federation just not broadcast federation

@deFrisselle yes, it's basically a moral panic over something that we've been dealing with as a network since before #Mastodon had more than one instance. I find the coercion of software devs to politicize their implementation of standards much more politically concerning than the arrival of yet another ship of fools onto the high seas of the fediverse.
@chebra @fdroidorg

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