Why many people don't and won't use open source federated sites
People will continue to use big centralized sites like Discord until the alternatives drop the literal paragraphs of technobabble to explain what they are.
Most users do not know tech well. If they see pages of words they don't understand it's clear the software 'isn't for people like me'
so they go back to centralized sites.
If people don't understand what any of those acronyms and words mean it won't matter that the site is easier or better to use.
There's nothing wrong with technical explanations.
But they can be deeply alienating as a first impression and explanation to someone with no tech or coding skills who's after 'a site I can talk to my friends on'.
Folks know the sites they use are bad. But the alternative isn't accessible to the vast majority of people.
Non tech users need to be included and respected as potential users if open source is to appeal to all the communities it could benefit.
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Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:
git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets
Once again, XKCD cuts through all the arguments. The decade start is officially resolved. Done. Finito!
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