So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

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Remember that Gab is a sinking ship and they're basically grabbing onto Mastodon like a parasite in a desperate attempt to get attention from the "drama" of doing so.

thedailybeast.com/gab-is-in-fu

Torba has no self-awareness to see how pathetic it looks that his master race ass is incompetent at making a working website so he has to resort to using software made by a Jew instead.

App devs will block their domains, server admins will block their domains, and that'll be the end of that.

@Gargron oh hell yeah deep state is responsible for gab's meltdown? i'm proud of myself now

@citrustwee @Gargron

canny believe eve's complicated network of ddos bots took down gab wow.

@root elle i am LIVING for you using "canny". that's so good

@citrustwee
i will forever use canny, mate, and other random global white terminology as the accentless weirdo of amalgamated mmo culture ive gathered that i am.

@root @citrustwee can white people like ourselves appropriate a culture if it's also the culture of our ancestors? :thaenkin:

(spoiler: according to the Scots I've bumped into, they snarkily say the answer is yes :P )

@wilbr @citrustwee

lmao absoheckinlutely but im so glad you have irrefutable confirmation.

@root @citrustwee *adds to steam wishlist*

Universe brain: Skyrim is cultural appropriation

@citrustwee @Gargron gab is crumbling - and many blame citrus wee and her cohorts

@Gargron I mean, odds are fairly high they'll never get this project off the ground either.

@Gargron

You've also forgot to mention that 99% of other Fediverse users are going to HATE THEM
They are be flamed allll day long, it'll be a shit time.

@Gargron Instant regret for them when they get this trash running

@ocean @Gargron another reason why blocking them is important

you can't have flame wars if both sides can't see eachother's posts

@cdmnky @Gargron

Nah dude, the whole fediverse is going to shit right down their throats
They aren't going to last a day.

@cdmnky @Gargron

remember the overwhelming hate for Hiveway?
People are going to hate this WAY WAY WAY WAY more

@Gargron Maybe they will all just sign up with LibreOne from Purism...

@danarel @Gargron I suspect that there's already a large cross over between gab users and librem.one users.

@Gargron

They are just making it easier to deplatform them.

It's just fine.

@Absolutely_Blakely @Gargron oh, we're so afraid if text strings destroying our minds.
Let them SPEAK freely!

@neb You know gab users have literally murdered people?

@WAHa_06x36 @neb Users of many communication systems have literally murdered people. Like, for instance, email. Humans be humaning whichever communication system they use. A murderer helped develop Linux. Be patient and eventually you'll find a user of mastodon.social will be convicted of murder.

@rah @neb Yeah, but those people aren't welcomed and glorified. They are on gab.

@WAHa_06x36 @neb Then the issue is not that Gab users have literally committed murder; that happens wherever humans are and is not a reflection on a community. The issue, presuming what you've said is true, is that Gab users *glorify* of murder.

@rah The issue is that gab is a far-right shithole that spreads its poison and radicalises its users, and needs to be shut down, blocked and fought in ever single way possible.

@WAHa_06x36 If software is free, it's free for all. Even murderers and white supremacists. Like security/encryption.

Accept people, expose people - shoving shit under the carpet is not the same as cleaning up. It will rot and stink more (even explode). Better shine a light on it and it'll turn into stone, rather.

@neb And look how well all that light has worked. The far right is bigger and stronger than ever, and is killing large amounts of people.

When are you expecting that light to start working? How many more do you think we will have to let die first?

In the choice between the fight for human rights and software freedom, software freedom counts as much as a fart in a hurricane.

@neb Like, are you really going to go "Yeah, if you want to be in our COOL FREE SOFTWARE CLUB, you're gonna HAVE to let nazis and murderers use your software. That's how we know you're LEGIT."

You know what? No thanks, that kind of "free software" can go take a flying fuck at the moon. I'm out.

@WAHa_06x36
Yes, Nazis and murderers have the same rights as any other groups/individuals. Or is mob-rule the new shit?

You're putting human rights against free software? They go hand in hand, actually.
You are free to leave, just as you, and all other peeps, are free to enter (and abide by the rules and common sense behaviour).

Then again the admins are also free to ban groups and individuals they disagree with.
Just as governments are free to ban encryption, etc.

Openness!!

@WAHa_06x36
I think you need some statistics to show these __large amounts__. Murderers are criminals, no matter what ideologies they adhere to.
Would they be murderers if __the light of the public eye__ shone upon them? Their dark ideas were discussed? If we weren't in our __identity bubbles__ (these echo chambers), but freely exchanged ideas without the hate?
We love to find supporting groups, and if that group is isolated their ideas grow stale and rotten. And **dangerous**.

@neb All of that is happening already. Neonazis are getting fawning newspaper articles written about how well they dress.

Yet the people are dead anyway. The light of the public eye did fuck all.

@WAHa_06x36
Then the people have spoken.
Such is democracy.
It is this, or mob rule.

@neb @WAHa_06x36 Slight problem, you're talking about respecting and extending freedoms to people who absolutely do NOT respect the freedoms of others are work to retract those freedoms from others.

Murderers kill people, that every freedom you could ever have not being respected and being retracted from their victim.

The Far Right also do not respect the freedom of other.

So I don't see why I should respect theirs.

@geoneiluk @WAHa_06x36
The problem is if you don't respect their freedom… you suddenly become them!

I would not censour someones opinion because of them murdering others. No, I'd be **more** interested in hearing it.

Police should deal with murder, like they do - not feelings, like __hate__.

@Gargron The thing about gab joining the fediverse is that their domains are domains where only Nazis will go, it's the reason why Gab is failing, because any branbd that's associated with toxic discriminatory bollocks is a brand nobody wants to associate with.

Even if not blocked, a Tooter with a gab.ai domain has already outed themselves.

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