Having led a few teams in my day, I can say for a fact Pleroma's attitude is an extension of who leads that project. As the saying goes, attitude reflects leadership.
It's not magic Pleroma is so friendly with Gab aligned instances. Bigots feel comfortable using and contributing too that project.
And that's intentional. I don't give a shit how well built it may or may not be.
It has been used to make not only fedi and the world in general an unsafer and more hateful place.
@FloatingGhost Ah and the predictable bigot trying to convince me that the racism I experience on a regular basis is not actually racism.
@FloatingGhost It is the opposite of good faith to not only completely ignore the context of what I'm saying but to suggest it's possible that I'm imagining the experiences I've been having since I set up my own instance.
I'm talking about how a specific platform caters to the most hateful people on the web. That's the context.
I have no interest in your reductive attempts to derail that conversation.
@FloatingGhost LOL, you're talking about not being nice and I'm talking about consistent racism and violence being thrown my way. We're not talking about the same things.
We cannot have a 'constructive' conversation because you keep trying to interpret what I'm saying in a way that makes you feel better rather than attempting to hear a perspective that does not resemble yours.
If me not letting you derail what I'm saying is COMBATIVE to you, that says everything about your intentions.
@FloatingGhost LOL every response just confirms your attempt to engage in bad faith and now you're just throwing a tempter tantrum because I won't play along.
@FloatingGhost Ha, uh huh. Sure sure.
@FloatingGhost Ah yes, now we've reached Evangelion memes used consistently by the most bigoted and hateful people on the web.
Boring and predictable.
@FloatingGhost Ha, ok bro. No one is keeping you here.
@FloatingGhost Thank you for admitting you're just a piece of shit. I can use this.
@FloatingGhost shrug If that makes you feel better.
@FloatingGhost @Are0h There is a point, though, that the developers of the project have their own culture, and that culture informs their priorities, as well as who else joins the development of the project (if they see a culture that’s toxic towards them, they’re less likely to join).
Or, to put it more succinctly, software may not have a culture, but projects have a culture, and projects produce software based on their cultural biases.
(Never mind the whole thing where Pleroma development is actually heavily funded by a porn site, and that further informs the devs’ priorities, to what the porn site wants for their internal social network.)
Also, AFAIK, most of the stuff to make a super locked down instance that’s more secure than Mastodon is old code written by a dev that quit the project because TERFs started adopting Pleroma, and she didn’t want to help them. It still works, but I really wonder how well-maintained it is.
I personally don’t think that it’s explicitly intended as a platform for hate (as opposed to Gab which clearly is), but a lot of the devs and prominent parts of the user community are pretty damn edgelordy or worse.
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