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has mastodon had any big schisms or megadramas

it's very quiet round these parts but the structure of this thing makes me suspect i've missed large drama elsewhere

@bombsfall right now we’re dealing with some kpop racists but otherwise it’s pretty chill

@bombsfall we are still feuding with the pleroma people

i think this week it's to do with privacy features

@bombsfall uhhhh sometimes people have pointed opinions about gargron, but outside of that not much. the admin of hackers.town was recently outed as fed-adjacent, that's really been the most exciting thing in a while. it's quiet here!!

@bombsfall there was some brouhaha back in the bofa days, but by and large the shit-stirrers have been firewalled off into their own corner of the fediverse

@bombsfall i feel like there's a constant stream of petty bickering in/about the fediverse that i largely miss by aggressively pruning my social media garden

@bombsfall oh, yeah. Instances blocking or not blocking mastodon.social, arguments about which compatible instance tech you should use based on its usability/who developed it, emotional admins defederating with other instances because of personal dislike of the admins. What you'd expect.

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Interestingly, any "drama" has largely been met with a unified response rather than schisming

some large fediverse drama I saw glimpses of (may contain controversial opinions) Show more

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I'd say the real main simmering conflict is in Mastodon vs Pleroma. Pleroma is developed in a much more democratic process, and a lot of the developers are actually queer or PoC as opposed to Mastodon, where most if not all of the development is done by one cishet white dude. But despite this, pleroma has a lot of 4chan/Nazi/freespeech instances being run on it, so it sometimes gets billed as the Nazi platform, despite the fact that it has much better blocking tools.

@bombsfall it's an ongoing thing, but still I wouldn't say it's anywhere near what Twitter has to offer. There's still only a fraction of a fraction of the amount of open hostility.

@bombsfall There was the shit Wil Wheaton pulled but that's all I can recall

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