@porsupah I'm testing replying to you here. Do these serve3rs federate still?

As always, I would like to express gratitude for those who tell me when I'm being a dick.

We look out for each other on this network. ❤️

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Yeah, I had no idea what the context was and should have dug more before joking.

Folks, I was recently joking about never leaving mastodon.social, something I did without bothering to first understading the context of why people were asking for a move.

The people asking for a move are right. I'm transferring over to @celesteh@lgbt.io .

This may have implications for mufos, but I don't yet know what those are.

Why instances are considering defederating with m.s 


I'm going to look into relocating to lgbt.io in the morning.

Also, finally, context is hard to find on here and I misunderstood what was going on after seeing chatter about something unrelated and I got the wrong end of the stick.

It would be really helpful if posts asking for specific action from users could include a brief summary of context and link back to the source.

I'm sorry for joking about something people were hurt by. While obviously this was only my fault, I do think context would also be helpful for other users.

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Anyway I often have no idea what's going on and am always grateful to people who take the time to let me know when I'm being a dick.

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I was also unaware of the most recent reasons people have been calling for defederation. I don't have the whole story yet. I should have looked into it before joking about it. Ableism is bad. I've seen people physically flinch at ableist language.

I feel like, especially because I'm a teacher, this is an issue I need to be aware of and not perpetuate.

Many students have hidden disabilities or loved ones with disabilities and its very important that everyone feel welcome and valued.

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I'll never really be English but it seems like I'm losing touch with being American. After 13 years that shouldn't be a surprise. And time just keeps passing.

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I'm from the states, bit as time passes and things change, my understanding of that place becomes both foggy and dated. The USian communication style seems aggressive and hard to follow. Its changed. I've changed. I remember really learning to moderate my style, to stop using a generic "you" and to dial it way back. I think it made me a better writer, but at the same time I lost my ability to navigate the much rougher waters of that discourse.

@Canageek I mean I was also joking about the instance being too big and kind of shitty, but I didn't know the context that lead to the latest round of defederations, just some of the drama around how it was discussed. I didn't look into it further, thinking it was a straightforward continuation of previous complaints.

And it's a quarter to three.


no hadn't seen it.

The specific subtoot was about the "rich cities" I listed and I dunno. I should go to bed.

I feel like my comments about Portland were too casual about what I saw as a very serious problem in that city. I haven't actually lived there except for one summer more than 20 years ago. My family moved there after I emigrated. I don't really know what its like there now to be honest.

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Uh, I moved around while I was studying at different institutions and then for work at universities.

At least one person was offended by this thread and I want to express regret for that as it was not my intent.

A good apology includes an understanding of the problem and a commitment to avoid repetition, so this post is an invitation to comment as I have some gaps in my process here.

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@geesehoward I mean I'm sorry I replied to your post. I misread of to say you "suspected" the local timeline and only realised my error afterwards.

As for my other shitty posts, I hope you find them easier to ignore.

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