@enkiv2 You're only ever slightly expanding your filter bubble. As long as we are non-omniscient brains that rely on our senses to receive information there's always going to be a slightly bigger filter bubble!
(Also tagging in my new account so I can reply from there if this convo continues @darius)
Since I'm moving from mastodon.social to this new instance, I made a bot that I'm running on my old account. It responds to any new followers once, telling them where I've moved. Code is here, feel free to use/modify:
Note: it only works as well as the instance you're migrating from. So in my case, when mastodon.social is janky, the bot doesn't autoreply at all. No guarantees here.
@frankiesaxx Yeah. I spent a long time reading, for example, NRX doctrine, and going "Wow, this is incredibly flawed in many ways." It prepared me to better engage with those people in debate but if anything it solidified my own suspicion that I wouldn't agree with them on much of anything.
@GyrosGeier Precisely. I read stuff way, way outside of my comfort zone in all areas all the time and my response is usually, "I understand why they're constructing these arguments but I think they're fundamentally flawed in certain ways." At times, reading outside my comfort zone makes me more able to defend the points I came in believing. Of course sometimes I really do shift positions! But uh usually more radically
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@simonv3 Turns out there is a new feature in 1.2, a WEB_DOMAIN .env.production variable. It's not well documented but this PR describes it pretty well https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/2386/files
Basically I redirect all requests to /.well-known/webfinger at my "bare" domain to the social subdomain, and I host a "host-meta" file that serves up as an XML filetype and looks like this https://social.tinysubversions.com/.well-known/host-meta
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