I'm really sad to hear that Thomas decided to leave all social networks and with it the development of #Fedilab.
I can understand his decision on a personal level and wish him all the best. We should not allow such toxic behavior in our communities and take a clear stance against it.
@bjoern I keep saying that social media sucks. I used to be optimistic in hoping that issues typical to FB or TT (like hatred, misinformation and alike) will never reach groups like Fosstodon and similar, but apparently people are people and we should be expecting Spanish Inquisition anytime, anywhere. Damn.
@xpil It is always the people. People don't change just because you change the playground, no matter if it is a physical or a virtual playground. In Germany we have a lot of discussions about Telegram because it is used a lot by conspiracy storytellers. People get angry about Telegram because they don't shutdown this groups. But it is not Telegram, it's the people. If you shutdown the Telegram groups today the same would happen on any other chat system.
That's a real loss but unsurprising considering the level of unmoderated abuse that goes on in different parts of the Fediverse.
I hope he does well. I've interacted with him a few times. He is a helpful, kind person.
> Always treat your #customers with extreme contempt. They are out there for no other reason than to take advantage of you. Strike first and strike hard. Use them and dump them.
I'm really sorry about this. Especially because I use Fedilab myself. As great as the FLOSS community can be... sometimes I'm really concerned about the level of toxicity some parts of it reached during ta past few years. It's sad to see developers quitting because they get hate from the community.
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