People saying "Mastodon needs to include more marginalized people" to me just betrays a total lack of effort to even learn about who is working on the project. They assume if they say it's all cishet white men that they'll be right and saying to include marginalized voices is a generally agreeable thing to say to collect social capital and establish yourself as good when actually you're just being a jerk to unpaid trans women
Hypothetically, let's say I spun up my own Mastodon instance, and then I registered my own account on it, and then I froze registrations at just me. This way, I'd be hosting my own account but nobody elses'
Is this a really stupid idea? Does it break a bunch of mastodon features? Would it be a giant pain in the ass to run?
INTRO TO FEDERATION:
1. "mastodon" is a piece of software that runs on a server. It's made of "code", or little spaghetti-like strings of information
2. An "instance dominatrix" can chew and swallow these code strands to create an "instance". Every stomach contains at least one server
3. Our gut bacteria populates the server, and can talk to, or battle, gut bacteria from other stomachs
4. The game of "mastodon" ends when your gut bacteria populates the entire universe. Go forth and conquer!
This conversation seems kind of weird to me because it is very different from an analogous situation.
Usernames are like usernames
Node names are like mail domains.
"Oh no, there isn't a globally unique Mastodon name" seems to me like firstname.lastname@example.org being upset that somebody else can take email@example.com. How else would it work!??!?!
I'm getting pizza in MSP and I swear this entire restaurant is propaganda for Big Coal. There's signs everywhere proudly boasting:
"As the first coal-burning pizza restaurant in Minnesota, Black Sheep Pizza seeks to honor the craft of these pioneers by using clean burning Anthracite coal..."
Big Coal. Not even once
Gluten Free? Not at home, apparently https://mastodon.social/media/qt7gvniuuQBLg69boYo
@confus :smile: hi
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