I'm already seeing people complaining about the *presence* of a code of conduct on this site. Say they might leave, etc. Code of conduct doing its job, I'd say! That's the power of social federation: to create manageable moderated social spaces for everybody without disconnecting a part from the whole. Just go somewhere else.
@wilkie that's going to depend a lot on how well federation works; high switching costs and differential difficulty of interacting across vs. within platforms could become a big problem there, particular in combination with network effects.
@puellavulnerata that's the design challenge of federation anyway. UX and network challenges. the main goal: when people want a close network, it should feel close. federation ends up working ok in practice and generally really well for those with poor-network communities because they operate locally first and federated there-after.
@wilkie define 'poor-network communities' ?
@puellavulnerata bad latency to mainland US. we had a sizable userbase of central/south american folks in federation because they could actually use it to connect with their own communities.
@puellavulnerata I think different sites with "site timelines" for discovery, their own concepts of moderation, and good filtering can make people happy. at least so they aren't arguing all the time about what is/isn't acceptable and what is/isn't infringing boundaries. probably why I like the idea of codes of conduct is that we can now assume the boundary exists and we deal with that assumption. the federation should help (not hinder) this by allowing alternative spaces.
@wilkie oh, agreed - allowing for fragmentation can help resolve a lot of conflicts. One simply must be aware of how powerful the network effects trap can be in social networks, and make sure the incentives point toward fragmentation to resolve such things rather than attempts to capture a space.
@puellavulnerata this is exactly how I feel
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!