@taziden @HerraBRE one (obvious?) thing that Fediverse has going over walled gardens is that there doesn't have to be a single policy for everyone. One size does not fit all as far as standards of debate and communication are concerned.
Walled gardens painted themselves into a corner: they have to provide the same rules for everyone, or they get called out on it. And it's impossible on some basic level (sex work friendly vs. family friendly, for example).
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!