Yeah I'm not sure about that takeaway, Vice. The biggest node on the Mastodon network is actually my ass
@Gargron Quality reporting from Vice.
@Gargron You should contact them and set the record straight.
@gargron call them out, it's bullshit and if they didn't even try talking to you, poor journalism.
@Mainebot They reached out for a general comment, and they're quoting our response in the article, but they never asked us to assess whether Gab is actually the biggest node, or how meaningful it is vs. active user numbers
@gargron then clarify that point with them, because its disingenuous reporting.
@Gargron well, another shitty article, another journey of PR crisis management
thank you for the myasstodon plug!
@Gargron this just in: Eugen's ass is giant
@Gargron M.S is... far right...?
@Gargron eugen isnt your mother on here?
@Pyretta Yeah, it's fine though
@Gargron also like pretty sure bot inflated and alts or dead accounts but hey, big numbers!!1
@Gargron ah, being "technically correct, from a certain point of view".... the best kind of correct
@Gargron sorry but I'm sure my ass is bigger than yours
The users of the software does not equal the software itself or its creators.
People of the fediverse, hear my simple appeal to logic. Lots of bad actors use Apache and NGINX, two very popular web service packages. Does that mean its developers are nazis, and anyone who uses these web daemons are nazi supporters?
Bad actors are always going to use good software.
@kaniini oh, how misantripic
there's a lot of room between whatever manchild chestbeating is and whatever some pleroma devs do (i'm specifically not talking about you).
people are really sensitive to reactions like ice's because continuously saying you don't care about a topic that affects others weather they care or not is not exactly a good look - it doesn't mean you're a nazi, not really, it just means you can afford complacency that others cannot
you were also not the only one to push for signed pulls (and I had gab iptables'd for a while)
@kaniini I did notice how when I first got into discussions on the masto discord that in some regards eugen was indeed quite naive, but I think the recent events and people like us constantly insisting this _needs_ to happen has changed his mind at least partially, like, we discussed anomaly detection via metrics recently, something he'd have put off as "doesn't solve an issue" 6 months ago.
@kaniini also wasn't lain the person who wants pleroma to be sufficiently hard to use so "normal" people and corporations don't try to run instances?
@kaniini huh, I didn't know that was the reason, I always just assumed pleroma wanted to carve out their comfy little part of the fediverse without serious ambitions. Good to know.
@kaniini Like, I know one of the speecific goals is to run on low-power hardware so people can actually run it on a pi from home, but I didn't read more into it
@kaniini yeah, the only issue i see is that exposing a pi on your network to the internet always has been... problematic on most ISPs
@kaniini This times 10 million. So much of the toxic node blocking bullshit will be eliminated as the median node size keeps falling. The people all lathered up about the drama really have no concept that this *is* happening and they should probably prepare for it. Because while it may eliminate the block drama we see now, it will come with challenges of its own.
@ice free speech instances /are/ bad, not because they allow free speech but because those words are mostly a shorthand for "we're fine with harassment and nazis".
We don't call places were marxism is discussed free speech instances, even though yes, that's a topic which US mainstream media would definitely not cover. Red scare and all.
@Gargron Related: Vice is just an internet tabloid
@gargron I take it your ass is invite only?
@Gargron wasn't it still that japanese one anyway?
@efi did vice really take gab's falsified numbers at face value???
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