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


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@catonano this is an important blogpost, and I say this as a cisgender white male.

@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.


@cassolotl If you're still around, maybe you could find my insight useful about your Mastodon-leaving post. Feel free to poke me for chat, too.

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