@stux Its really easy, the Lemmy community decides (on Github, Lemmy.ml and Matrix). From the comments I have seen on Lemmy, everyone is happy with the slur filters after trying it for some time. The only complaints are on Reddit and Mastodon, apparently by people who dont even use Lemmy (or havent used it much). Of course we are going to listen to our own community, not to other communities. If someone prefers Reddit or Mastodon over Lemmy, I'm happy for them.
@stux And our preference is to keep fascists out, for us thats more important than what some admins and users want. Sure Lemmy can be forked, but so far the mere existence of the slur filter makes that a lot of right-wingers dont try Lemmy. Meaning less moderation work for us. Sure they can fork it, but thats extra work for them.
And like I said, good alternatives are definitely welcome.
@stux Could you open an issue explaining how you would like the slur filter to work? The main goal for us is to prevent fascists from using Lemmy and spreading their hate. The slur filter has proven effective for that so far. So if we allow admins to completely disable the slur filter, we need another way to keep fascists out. But we are certainly open for new ideas.
@bfdi @ulrichkelber Hi, Joost from the (Dutch) NLnet foundation here. The #ActivityPub-community and the open source funding program @NGIZero would like to invite you to a series of webinars and workshop (April 19, 26 and 29) introducing ActivityPub & the fediverse to European/national administrations (amongst others the European Commission's DG CNECT and DIGIT). It would be great if you could join us and share your experiences in the discussion. More information here: https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/ec-ngi0-liaison-webinars-and-workshop-april-2021/1539 👍
@Revertron It is totally possible to write different frontends for Lemmy, and replace our frontend completely (it is in a separate project). Such a different frontend could have the design of a traditional forum, it would only need minor backend changes. And you would get federation and many other features for free.
In fact I would love to write something like this myself, but I dont have the time because theres so much backend work.
@drq @dside That sounds nice, but we cant really think about that while we are missing essential features like reports or the ability for one user to block another. These and other moderation issues will take considerable time, and we are only two developers working on this.
As you care so much about this issue, I'm sure that you could contribute to the development yourself in some way (eg finding out the exact incompatibilities between Mastodon and Lemmy federation).
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