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Who would be interested in me building the following server. If I get 100 yes votes or more I will build it.

Cursed Amnesia servers

1) All users must behave and present themselves is a non-identifiable way

2) any user reliably identified will be suspended from the user, they can always open another account

3) Server will change its URL once a day, currently registered users will get an email of the new address

4) when the address changes all handles of users are automatically randomized. Login will remain the same but it will appear as a fresh new account with no posts or followers. The old account will still remain as will your posts.

#mastadmin #mastodon #fediverse #CursedInstance

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How the Liberal Left created the Conservative Right and extremism in the fediverse:

As someone who cares greatly about equality, and recognizes minorities and underprivileged groups deal with some unique and difficult struggles I realize the title to this post would seem a bit inflammatory. But that is not my intention, my intention is to address a very real problem.

As anyone on the fediverse knows there are generally two major groups of instances. Those that wont ban anything of any kind, no rules it's the wild west (red instances). Then there are those that ban anyone who shares any opinion that disagrees with their politics, even if you criticise both the left and the right in the same breath you will likely quickly find the instance or yourself banned.

However the unfortunate consequence of this pattern of behavior is to promote ever increasing support for red instances and to drive grey instances (instances that take a middle ground) into being red instances. Should be obvious why...

You basically have a spectrum of behavior with red on one side and blue on the other. With everyone crammed into the 0.1% of either end of this spectrum that means most new instances will start off, most likely, somewhere in the grey area, even if their just marginally shy of being red or blue in its full extreme.

The experience for an admin of such an instance is to quickly be overwhelmed with people from blue instances blocking and banning for things like criticising a democratic politician or something rather minor. By the end of the first few months a blue/left leaning instance will quickly find itself on dozens of suspend or ban instances as a result and find they only have a voice among the 99% red instances and the 1% grey instances out there.

Since this means they naturally wont have a voice among blue instances, and most people are on social media because they want to be social, this means their only incentive is to appeal to red instances (since that's where all their boosts and likes come from). Along with building animosity for how blue instances treat them and with the acceptance of red instances you will find all the incentive for the instances to move to be an extremist red instance with extremist no-rule policies quickly develop.

As such we see exactly what we are seeing now on the fediverse, an ever increasing number of red instances very quickly overwhelming and overtaking the blue instances.

Of course this is made worse by the fact that those ont he blue instances can only see other blue instances. so they will be under the mistaken impression that the red instances don't exist and that the blue instances are thriving and growing and dominating over the red instances. This ignorance just ensures the red instances grow unchecked and unchallenged.

As someone who's personal policy is anti-extremism, and with this pattern being one that generates extremism it is very VERY concerning to me.

#mastodon #fediverse #uspol #extremism #mastoadmin

This is made worse by the fact that those ont he blue instances can only see other blue instances. so they will be under the mistaken impression that the red instances don't exist and that the blue instances are thriving and growing and dominating over the red instances. This ignorance just ensures the red instances grow unchecked and unchallenged.

As someone who's personal policy is anti-extremism, and with this pattern being one that generates extremism it is very VERY concerning to me.

As such we see exactly what we are seeing now on the fediverse, an ever increasing number of red instances very quickly overwhelming and overtaking the blue instances.

Since this means they wont have a voice among blue instances, and most people are on social media because they want to be social, this means their only incentive is to appeal to red instances (since that's where all their boosts and likes come from). Along with building animosity for how blue instances treat them and with the acceptance of red instances you will find all the incentive for the instances to move to be an extremist red instance with extremist no-rule policies quickly develop.

The experience for an admin of such an instance is to quickly be overwhelmed with people from blue instances blocking and banning for things like criticising a democratic politician or something rather minor. By the end of the first few months a blue/left leaning instance will quickly find itself on dozens of suspend or ban instances as a result and find they only have a voice among the 99% red instances and the 1% grey instances out there.

You basically have a spectrum of behavior with red on one side and blue on the other. With everyone crammed into the 0.1% of either end of this spectrum that means most new instances will start off, most likely, somewhere in the grey area, even if their just marginally shy of being red or blue in its full extreme.

However the unfortunately consequence of this pattern of behavior is to promote ever increasing support for red instances and to drive grey instances (instances that take a middle ground) into being red instances. Should be obvious why...

As anyone ont he fediverse knows there are generally two major groups of instances. Those that wont ban anything of any kind, no rules it's the wild west (red instances). Then there are those that ban anyone who shares any opinion that disagrees with their politics, even if you criticise both the left and the right in the same breath you will likely quickly find the instance or yourself banned.

How the Liberal Left created the Conservative Right and extremism in the fediverse:

As someone who cares greatly about equality, and recognizes minorities and underprivileged groups deal with some unique and difficult struggles I realize the title to this post would seem a bit inflammatory. But that is not my intention, my intention is to address a very real problem.

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Did you know #QOTO provides free personalized mailing lists to all its users through our #Discourse server?

Each category on our discourse server is bound to an incoming email address like lists+qoto@qoto.org . Anyone who sends an e-mail to one of these addresses will automatically have the content of that email posted as a new topic in that category. Similarly people can reply to the emails as well. You can even configure your account so you never need to login to discourse at all and just use it like a traditional mailing list.

We provide a special category on our server called "projects". Anyone on our server can request a category as their own personal project space. Aside from being able to control the content within your own project space you also get your own customized e-mail address to act as a mailing list. This is useful for open-source project managers who want a way to provide technical support via email, but it can be used on non-technical projects as well.

If your interested just post a request in the projects category on our Discourse server found here: discourse.qoto.org/c/PROJ

#discourse #opensource #oss #floss #programming #science #Software

@sky For your reference our Tos is listed here: qoto.org/terms

Specifically this rule listed in our ToS applies:

"Explicit hate-based racism, sexism, and other hateful speech"

@sky

Hi, just noticed on your about page that qoto.org is blocked because of "Hate Speech"

QOTO is are a moderated instance with explicit rules (listed in our ToS) making Hate speech illegal. Any indications of hate speech in the past has been met with a ban.

I just reviewed our logs over at QOTO and we do not have a single report on file ever coming from yiff.life, and no indication of any hate speech that needs our attention.

Can you please let me know the issue and how to resolve?

@guinan

tenforward.social/@guinan/1024

This is not true, please research an instance's about page (at a minimum) before banning someone on the grounds that there is no moderation. The instance very explicitly states that they moderate.

As with all instances they list their rules on which they will moderate on the TOS page found here: qoto.org/terms

They even explicitly state that the following will get you banned: Explicit hate-based racism, sexism, and other hateful speech

@Gargron Have you made a decision yet regarding the QOTO instance? If not will you let me know once you have?

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I just want to thank all the amazing QOTO users new and old for joining us. We just reached 750 users!

🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉

You've made this community interesting, welcoming, loving, and inclusive to people of all identities and orientations. It is truly wonderful to see.

I also love all the scientific and technical knowledge everyone is sharing. I've learned so much from all of you since being here and look forward to the future.

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@TheKinrar Any idea why the stats for my instance (qoto.org) on instances.social is so far off from the real numbers?

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