I've had some breakfast and I've got a cup of tea and I've calmed down a little bit, and I'm thinking that if being here is causing me so much rage and inability to see stuff then maybe I should leave. I'm just yelling/ranting unconstructively, and I can't see Gargron looking at all of this wider uproar and changing; I feel like he's just gonna double down.

So I'm going to go, and it'd be nice to come back to the fediverse one day. :) There are lovely people here who I'm going to miss!


One of these might bring me back:

- Edit toots (github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/);

- Gargron saying (~) "this feature is being rolled back due to opposition from the users." (He doesn't like to do that, he just says something vague and dramatic);

- Any kind of democratic process where marginalised people are represented;

- A system that enables non-coders and people from marginalised groups to review and approve something before it gets rolled out;

- All my friends leaving Twitter for Mastodon. ;)

Tooting my own horn here, #Friendica has easier self-host, post edit, and you can still interact with Mastodon accounts without having to engage with Gargron.

@cassolotl These things would all be really welcome. I hope we see you (and your friends) back here soon.

@cassolotl Twitter is really no better on democratisation than Mastodon. Still, I agree and wish that it was more democratised. Editing toots isn't even a useful feature because it doesn't make sense in the fediverse, and can be abused.

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  • Racist, sexist and other oppressive slurs will get you suspended, even in non-public conversations.
  • You can post porn and nudity, but you must use the nsfw flag and do not post on the public timeline or you will be silenced (ask around how to make unlisted posts)
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  • stuff here is impermanent but i still want this to be as safe a space as we can reasonably make it. let's keep common triggers and angry/ranty/grumpy toots behind CWs
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