I'm a cisgender white male.
But I'm not a coder, not in the classical sense of the term
So I feel the entitlement of the white male coder vividly that this article describes
@catonano a distributed social messaging system should not depend on a monolithic codebase. Ultimately, we are back at the original issue that provoked the free software movement - developers should not control the users through their programs.
Has the person considered paying someone to change Mastodon in the way they would like it to be changed, since they cannot code themselves? They could instantiate that forked version.
@catonano additionally, I disbelieve that there are no other people in the same situation who are able to associate and either pay someone for modifying Mastodon to suit their needs or make that change themselves. The issue of online trolls (for any definition of "troll") has been long debated and there must be other people who are willing and/or able to help fixing that issue.
> It is therefore safer for marginalised people to use centralised software under large companies that are accountable to the law.
From what I have seen, Mastodon markets itself as a network that is much more immune to data mining than centralized networks.
Which, adding this to your blogpost arguments, just screws the marginalised people further, if you put it that way, because they have no choice but to be mined by these companies. Hm.
@cassolotl @catonano Nation-wide social programs provide some means of living for people who have been screwed up by life that way; I just thought of a program that would be analogous, except for programming projects.
Now that I think of it, it sounds logical. Digital life is becoming more and more important for us; it only makes sense that people recognize this and put proper attention on that - and by attention, I mean concrete funds and an ability to vote on what's required to be done.
It makes me wonder whether this whole 'ticket' driven development and the voting mentality does not help:
a) creating a common understanding, especially when the cultural background differs
b) does not scale well then there is just a couple of 'endpoints', i.e. developers attending requests.
Of course this does not excuse people from misbehaving
@catonano no, I agree, it's not. but it's a good analogy because it shows the difference. when workers go on strike it's a serious matter. it's about people's income and existence. but what goes on here is taken far too seriously when in fact it's shouldn't be so. people get emotional and insult each other like if trending hashtags would be a serious matter , or because Gargron is not doing what they want him to do. it's just not right. to make a drama for these kind of things.
Do you think this is serious ?
@catonano it's just an article. no quotes nothing. how am I to judge? but the whole thing is framed in a way to provoke people: "I spoke out on Twitter in support of transgender people being able to arm ourselves in self-defense" it's almost clear how this will develop (especially on twitter).
Gargron is reproducing features that allow the same shit to happen also on mastodon
transgender people complained
it seems pretty seroius to me
A matter of life or death, in some cases
But for you it's a whim. not serious
It's just an article and it tells what ot had to tell
what did you want ? Actual blood ?
@catonano no, that's not what I meant. I don't just take an article where someone claims something as truth. anybody can claim all sorts of things. so I'd like to see what the guy wrote and so on (quotes). and I observed that he started the whole thing with a serious provocation.
you literally wrote that the concers about gargrron were not serious
the concerns to gargron were also from transgender people worried that the features that he is implementing allow abuse against them
They know because they were abused on twitter !
and he doesn't give a shit and implements them anyway, enabling potential abuse
I linked the article but you refused to read it because it was "drama""
@catonano pff this all blows up in one's face. I see the issue now. people assume you know something. but in fact you don't know it. so they take a person's statement and make it to mean something else than it meant for the person that wrote it. and all this unfortunate stuff happens. it's just a misunderstanding. but I get it know. I must say that it make me a bit sad.