I'll be switching to this account as my primary one! Please go ahead and follow me here!
there is so much work to be done in each of our communities. providing food and other aid is revolutionary; not merely in the good it does in and of itself (which is much and should not be discounted) but also in how it lifts each of us up just a little bit more from the muck of our masters and moves us, collectively, towards mutual support and prosperity.
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Historical note: ITS BEEN began as a spoof of / means of testing CW's when they were first introduced months and months ago and is probably one of the most Masto-specific memes
keep mastodon weird, gay and communist forever
meta? alt-right. new users pls read Show more
Just to let you know, Mastodon also connects to a few instances that run on GNU/Social, the codebase that Mstdn is based on.
These websites got a very early influx of users from sites like 4chan and 8chan, and you can imagine their demographic.
Unfortunately, these websites and their users often have a hateboner for Mastodon incidents and harassment is not unheard of.
Please keep in mind that GNU/Social development has nothing to do with these users. [1/2]
Politics stuff, leftist followers should read this Show more
So I'm seeing a lot of the newest crop of users are Leftists which is awesome!
But I'm gonna make it clear here and now that while I'm an anti-imperialist and I absolutely support #freepalistine, if I see any anti-Semitic bullshit I'll block you faster than an unpatched Windows box'll get owned at DEF CON.
@tomcooks No, that's not true at all. When I first got into OSS I was immensely intimidated by GitHub, to the extent that I set up my own Git server before I finally got a GitHub account.
Calling people lazy because they aren't already familiar with the tools you know from long experiences is ridiculous.
Welcome new leftists please ask the nearest infosec nerd about opsec if you aren't already familiar with it
I don't necessarily like all leftists but I will rather have to deal with leftists that I don't completely agree with than with actual nazis