@LemmyDev most of that “slur filter” seems fair to me tbh but “bitch” and “cocksucker” really? I understand blocking the N word for example but since when were those “slurs”?
Also sounds like the admins have very similar political views if you’re a group of anti-capitalists and communists lol. But if you don’t let your views cloud your decision making it’s not an issue.
And obviously it’s federated, so individual instances can do whatever.
@LemmyDev I feel like you guys are confounding the behaviour you expect of project contributors with the behaviour of people that participate on instances of Lemmy. That, I feel, is an overreach that goes against the spirit of open-source.
I was referring to the freedom 0 of the free software essential freedoms (I guess I misspoke about being against "open source" as free software is not the same from a philosophical point of view).
Also I would agree that it's debatable if preventing users to say hateful things goes against it, but principially, I feel like any obstacle you put in front of people that prevents them from using your software takes you further away from "free software".
@LemmyDev Is sincere discussion of the Catholic faith in matters that often conflict with socialists, liberals, and seculars allowed? Homosexual acts being sinful. Transgender transitioning being mutilation. Gay marriage being a myth and an abuse of language. Does the server allow this type of religious freedom?
@tromino i would formulate it differently. we exclude people based on certain actions (eg racism or toxicity), not based on what they think. even if a racist would sign up for lemmy, we wouldnt have any reason to ban as long as they dont violate any rules. like they could just talk about cooking, or video games.
Your freedom stops where the other's freedom begin. Freedom of speech doesn't allow the verbal violence, wich are exactly the statements you said above.
Isn't instance-blocking alone sufficient for being able to manage the environment? I feel like the slur filter is a bit excessive, especially considering the network effect. With instance-blocking we can make use of reactionaries' numbers without having to interact with them.
@LemmyDev Really? Is that why you have shunned people who have expressed anti-communist views from your team in the past? I had followed your development a while ago, before Nutomic was prominent, there were a few other contributors who had been basically shut out for not being communists. “We have a diverse set of ideologies, we have this kind of communist, that kind of communist, and this other kind of communist.” Lemmy develompent is mostly an ideological monoculture, and that is fine I suppose, but it will hurt it’s growth in usage over time.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!