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STOP TRYING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF DEBATE ONLINE. no right-thinking person goes onto online to find strangers to "debate" with. real people, ordinary, decent people, have only come online to view gifs of skeletons fucking

y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

i don’t like drama hours can we go back to horny hours please

Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.

Everyone's all like 'ooh Cardi B stands for Cardiovascular Bronchitis' while ignoring that Cardi's real name is clearly a dark wizard's Name of Power

Idk how to explain it but the vibe on the tl is kinda like this today


something that techlibs will never understand. you need guiding _principles_ more than rules, because rules will be gamed by the worst people until your community rots

"we are enforcing the code of conduct evenly" ok, what are you doing when a public figure with a history of transphobia and a large built in audience signs up? they haven't broken any rules yet. what about the users who came here to get away from that? anything in the code of conduct about that?

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So. Let's clear this up, since Bofa has been inexplicably silenced on .social and I'm on both.
Bofa does not harrass or use slurs against trans people. Many of our users/friends are trans. If you heard this nonsense secondhand, STOP spreading it. If you actually SEE one of bofa's users doing this please report it immediately to our mod bc I KNOW he's not down with that shit AT ALL and will take the appropriate action.

Are we cool? Cool.

Dudes, I cannot stress this enough.

Sometimes you just gotta shut the fuck up and listen. Even when you don't want to. Even when it hurts. We are conditioned to dismiss the valid concerns of women because we are conditioned to be sexists. Yes, even I am guilty of this.

Go in the other direction. If you don't like hearing 'men are trash', prove you aren't with your actions.

Be better, try harder. Put some effort into being a decent person and a whole new world will open to you.

Meta, PSA 

Hey, if you see people discussing a shitty person's behaviour DON'T FUCKING TAG THE BASTARD INTO THAT CONVERSATION, YOU PISSMUPPET.

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, why is this hard to understand?

please don't let foreskin become tonight's meme

i know some people had issues w/ the way eugen handled that guy, but at some point he did call him "barely a celebrity" which is fucking brutal

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When determining whether something is abuse (or bullying, or what have you), it is essential to determine who has power. It is almost impossible for the less powerful to abuse the powerful.

Mere conflict is not abuse.

@Gargron @CM_noelle @CM_chrismartin @Yukari @cm_vaporbobble @cm_kropot @CM_jusdepatate
It is upsetting that people came to this instance after facing transphobia on Twitter only to come find some of the liberal bullshit polite transphobia they escaped from here, only to get the impression that the mods don't care about those kind of microaggressions--which turn very macro when done by even a C-list celebrity.

Anyone more worried about the process that was not afforded the abuser than the process that was not afforded @eweish1 is a fucking liberal

Just to be clear, no one told the wilw fella to kill himself, no one called him at all hours of the day or night, no one broke into his home, burned crosses on his lawn, systematically attacked him or tore him down, launched a campaign of slanders—someone told him to eat a puss and called him a bitch

I can do that in public tomorrow and be guilty of what? Creating a public disturbance? It’s not harassment and you’re going well out of your way to pretend it is

Wil Wheaton will quit every single social media if it means he doesn’t have to be asked about his abuser of a best friend

I know y'all mad (rightly so) but please please please do not slack off on using CWs especially for transphobic or homophobic shit. like the fact that folks have been so good at cw-ing drama (until today) has been so beneficial for many folks' mental health. please please don't throw one of the nicest things about this site out in a fit of rage.

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