I hate writing #introduction posts, but I haven't done one on this account and should probably pin one. I'm pretty into every #cycling discipline, but I'm far more serious about #unicycle. I try to be friendly to new people on here, so try not to be a shithead. Not always super comfortable socially but I try.
Episode 2 of Warehouse 69 up now. You should be able to find us on everything but apple podcasts now
@breakfastgolem hate to say but the vibe has not been great since twitter migration started. Not like we had an instance culture before, it was just like five of us around a burning barrel in a half-collapsed warehouse like some 80s movie, but now that one is developing it's not really something I enjoy
The extremely hands-off moderation has only worked as long as it has because no one wanted to launch drama using here as their platform
A big part of not being an asshole #OnHere is knowing who you want to be a good neighbor to and what sort of behavior runs contrary to that.
That’s why I hate all the Journo dork instances, they want to be taken seriously and accepted by everyone but apparently some tenant of their “professional integrity” is being chill about transphobia if it’s published by a news outlet.
There are different types of reasons that instances are defederated. Some are just pumping raw sewage into the fedi or doing targeted harassment. Some have rules that don’t comport with another instances rules in a way that makes them feel unsafe. Sometimes it’s a good ol fashioned internet beef.
When the first two are communicated through the hashtag, it’s pretty easy to determine if that is a course of action for your instance to follow. When the latter is, it is also pretty easy to spot
You don’t need to shitpost in the fediblock hashtag. Even if you think it’s an ineffective tool, it is functionally how the conversation gets started. You don’t need to agree with every fediblock recommendation, anyone can make one and some people will make bad ones. Admins all have different methods and tools for working out who is a shithead, but having this hashtag allows people to find out about bad instances before they direct their hate towards you.
me, standing in the corner at the party: they don't even know about all my living information and cognitohazard lore
Charlie Brown wants a girl to call him "sweet poor baby", which means he's kind of a predecessor to today's mommy milkers guys