hey if anybody's interested in trying out a new reddit alternative called tildes, lmk and i'll send you an invite. it's currently a small-ish community with a couple hundred active members, but the creator's goal is to curate a space with higher standards for quality content and respectful discussion. there's way more interesting stuff on there i've discovered because the feed isn't just memes and circlejerky posts. definitely a solid 8/10 for me.
We need to make sure this man never pays for his own meal ever again🙏🏽.
people that compare mastodon's insistence on policing its communities and ousting bad actors to tumblr .. being tumblr, have never actually been deep in tumblr culture.
you havent lived until you've had a 13 year old send you death threats for reclaiming the word 'fat' in regards to yourself only, or discourse over whether or not its okay to dig up and sell human bones from graves
"Left unity", a brief rant
Left Unity is just the understanding that you don't have to agree with everybody on everything in order to get work done. Anarchists are already there. Like every meta-concept pushed by tankies, it's something most people just understand instinctively.
If people won't Left Unify with you, it's probably because you're just a fucking dick.
ordinary people: the political system is broken because it's being constantly manipulated by capitalism to turn us against each other
neoliberal pundits: bUt whAt aBouT sCarY s̶o̶v̶i̶e̶t̶s̶ rUssIaNs thOugh?
When you spend all your time ripping content off of reddit, news sites, tumblr, twitter, you're also bringing into the fediverse the etiquette of those places. The mentality of clout farming, the lack of care about what does onto the timeline, the dismissal of things that take more than 500 characters to talk through as drama, the soapboxing.
Those who are still being regularly exposed to the toxicity of other sites probably won't even notice they're doing anything different.
When so much of the timeline is content that clearly came from elsewhere, what do people have to keep them here?
Just some thoughts.
also the fact that someone can spend literally 80 dollars a second for three months and still be making money faster than they're spending it is so obscene that really the only reasonable response to it in a just society would be to expropriate said people, but we don't live in a just society so i guess that's not surprising
🚨 IMPORTANT SBC STUFF 🚨
we appear to have a satisfactory alternative to loomio at this point and our loomio situation is still unresolved as far as i know, so unless something changes our Discourse (helpfully provided by @kawaiipunk) will likely be the main venue of discussion about SBC and its future, and what can be done if anything to resolve its longstanding issues.
if you are able, please sign up, give your thoughts, raise issues, propose solutions, and so on.
it feels pretty on brand that the new york times would sooner give an op-ed to the taliban (who want to create a fundamentalist islamic state which subjugates women, minorities, degenerates, and infidels and did so in afghanistan when they had power) than to someone who advocates for not killing poor people
just out here vibin
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.