I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

@Gargron but its not dangerous for a man to spread transphobic blocklists that prevent transwomen from having the same interactions as anyone else..? You really dont see an issue with a person trying to block transwomen for literally just stating their oppression?? How do you see that as a safe environment. Many women are telling you its uncomfortable for them and you are excusing it as dogpiling based off YOUR opinion.

@Gargron she started it but he was a huge advocate for spreading that list which ultimately lead to Hollywood + other larger audiences blocking transwomen. He hasnt retracted anything. He hasnt spread the same awareness for programs to un-do those lists. He literally just keeps blocking any transwomen who brings it up.

@brianahwa that's not true because at the very least he addressed that yesterday. And you have to admit that you don't really know how much he knew. But most importantly, since there are neither randi harper nor shared blocklists here the likelihood of him being dangerous in that particular way here is near 0.

@Gargron but when else has he ever addressed it. It seems like anyone who address an issue once they are under fire and having to leave yet another site. I do get why you want to stick to the rules verbatim, i think many of us are just disappointed that this is turning into another space where trans are disregarded. I feel like if he didnt know anything or much, that he wouldnt continue to block transwomen after it being brought up to him.


@brianahwa Transphobia is against our code of conduct. The trans community on Mastodon began in November 2016, not this week. A lot of trans admins and users that I have known for close to 2 years have been saying the things I summarized in my toot. We won't tolerate transphobia, but we don't want harassment campaigns here either.

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@Gargron that is good, and i cant speak on behalf of the trans community so if they feel this is an equal space then thats great. From the twitter history of Wil, it just seems that it was starting to happen here again. Hence the backlash.

@brianahwa @Gargron As someone who came to Mastodon because it was a safe haven where I could be myself and out and trans, I did not want to have to worry about the kind of backlash that was kicked up over the past couple of days. However, the enforced silencing of an entire instance based on the actions of one person makes me feel that kind of persecution. I have already seen at least one mod enforce it on someone who was speaking up on behalf of the instance, and it makes me sad.

@NeoAJ @Gargron thank you for sharing. I agree i was going to stop ranting about Wil w but reading that an entire instance was silenced seemed really freaking extreme and counterproductive.

@jizzwitch @NeoAJ @Gargron one of the admins of bofa recenetly tooted that about 3/4 of the instance are trans 💟 hopefully this issue can be fixed!

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