Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted

Mastodon's implementation of blocks is bad. Very, very bad. It's an attempt to emulate Twitter's block "logic", which is also bad.

On almost any other platform/protocol that came before modern social media, Alice blocking Bob means that Alice does not see anything Bob posts, and DMs/whispers from Bob either get silently dropped or rejected with a message. Bob is "blocked" from communicating with Alice.

Twitter and Mastodon (try to) also enforce the inverse; Alice blocking Bob also means Bob cannot see anything Alice posts. To some, this sounds fair and reasonable. The problem is, it can only ever be enforced on a website that requires an account to view content. And Twitter's entire business model is a global public conversation that anybody can tap into and participate in. 80% of visitors are lurkers, lurkers share by pasting links to other platforms. This is incompatible with requiring registration to view content.

But Mastodon is free! It's open! It's run by you! It's by the people! It's for the people! Why on Earth would you want/need to emulate those evil bastards at hellsite dot com?

Because of market pressure. As it turns out, Mastodon's target market, people who were too toxic for twitter, routinely used the blocker-is-invisible-to-blockee logic as a weapon on twitter. Obviously, they expected their full toolkit to be available on Mastodon. But Mastodon is decentralized; you can only reliably perform this sort of restriction on the blocker's server. that's it. that's a very small part of the fediverse.

What's the solution? Understand that this is gaslighting literally everyone involved. It also gives a false sense of security, which I feel is important to mention, because these features are almost always forced upon us for reasons of health and safety.

@QOTO @Gargron @arteteco @Sphinx @khird @freemo

Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted

TwitterをBanされてすべての言論の機会が無くされてしまったかのような反応がされてるの、もっと分散すべきやなあと

Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
Hypnoiku boosted
@espectalll The admin world of mastodon really is pure cancer tbh. It's mostly just butthurt people who want to bulk-block absolutely everything for the smallest offense.

I can't view them as anything other than control freaks who want to micromanage their whole social network experience to fit their wishes.

I'm with Angristan in the fact that I believe the purpose of the fediverse is to give control to users, so they can do what they want.

But good lord there's so many instances out there that just mass block and then users from these instances go around parading that you're a shitty admin because you don't block instances like others did, even though they're not even a member of your instance.

People are free to create whatever instances they want, but you'd be amazed how many instances out there don't even inform users what instances are blocked or why, and how many of them are just admins getting drunk on power.

But really the worst part about being an admin is getting hordes of people who call you a nazi just because you refuse to block <insert any instance that's been politically relevant in the past 30 minutes>.
Hypnoiku boosted

Frogsite Fuckery 

Hypnoiku boosted
@taiz All these anime avatar #gab users posting hot anime chicks depress me. If you want a cute Japanese chick go to Japan and get one. Stop jerking off to cartoons and be a fucking man and get a real one. Ive fucked literal Japanese school girls in uniform who moaned just like the cartoons and guess what, i didn't do it by posting stupid shit on the #fediverse or browsing gab anime posts, i did it by leaving the house. 🤦‍♂️🇯🇵 #anime #hentai #newgab #cringe
Hypnoiku boosted
All these real face avatar #gab boomers posting crusty Trump JPEGs depress me. If you want to actually make a change go outside and help someone. Stop jerking off to Facebook memes and be master of your own destiny. Ive helped countless people get a job and file taxes and guess what, i didn't do it by posting stupid shit on #gab or browsing cringe normie posts, i did it by leaving the house. 🤦‍♂️🇺🇲 #soapboxing #newgab #cringe
Hypnoiku boosted
@SkyKnight @MorphBox @a And porn absolutely can be a communication if you are communicating aesthetics. Like all those image boards were people posts picture - what are they doing exactly? Communicating. Gab is against the spirit of free speech because it restricts how people communicate further than what is required by the law.
Hypnoiku boosted
Pawoo

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!