Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.
Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).
Our stance on Gab, nazis, fascists and harassers in general
As most of you already know, Gab is coming to Fedi soon.
We consider the only sensible move is to block them preventively anywhere we can.
As such, we are strongly supporting all fedi admins, members and software developers who are working to do so.
We want it to be loud and clear that we won’t tolerate nazis, fascists or “free speech” advocates in our spaces.
We also won’t accept harassment against our moderators. Ginny is one of them, and we’ve had enough of your constant threats, discourse, subtoots and attacks.
Also: this is a statement, not an invitation to debate any of the points mentioned above.
@neauoire have you seeeeeeeeen???
This specifically affects the MacBook Pro model "Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015".
Check here to see if your MacBook Pro is at risk: https://support.apple.com/15-inch-macbook-pro-battery-recall
fetish and the viewer
The error that is often made when confronted with a fetish that is not our own is to invent male gaze for it to be filtered through.
However many fetishes are about being the participant, part of the power dynamic, not about viewing it from the outside. Watching fetish pornography is rarely about being the viewer, but seeing yourself in it.
The anti-pornography radical feminism of the 70s failed to grasp that women might see themselves in the fantasy.
Liu invites us to think about this a different way.
Imagine a dark forest at night. It’s deathly quiet. Nothing moves. Nothing stirs. This could lead one to assume that the forest is devoid of life. But of course, it’s not. The dark forest is full of life. It’s quiet because night is when the predators come out. To survive, the animals stay silent.
mental health (US), suicide rates
I benefit from the support, but I do write about my mental health to inform/normalize.
We're awash in communicable stress... our society has been moving into failure mode for a long time. Current events mean any US resident predisposed to MH concerns is likely feeling them.
That announcement that suicide rates are the highest they've been since WWII? We've all lost friends.
Destroy the taboo. Describe how you feel, and what you try, and what works. Let us try to help. <3
instance administration, taking a hard line against fascists
with this in mind, should gab choose to attempt to federate with the wider fediverse, our policy will be: "if you federate with gab, we will not federate with you."
we urge every instance on fedi to do the same. gab must be isolated if we are to keep this platform safe, and individual action is not enough.
If you are involved with another project developing an AP-compatible service, Would you be interested in joining our Chat server (Mattermost) to collaborate on creating a better fediverse and possibly improve AP?
7 day vote, & for us to create a team and subsequently invite you all as a reply to this post.
the concept of laziness is fake & theres no such thing as being lazy. individuals use the descriptor "lazy" to make themselves feel better about other people, especially those who have different needs than their own, or minorities. the concept of laziness is something seeded by corporations so that the working class separates themselves emotionally from those they consider inferior
bring on the h+ future
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.