I'm not saying I'm the best admin on the Fedi, but I am saying if you gave me two weeks, I'd have masto.social cleaned up without that much effort.
The problem with masto social isn't an explicitly difficult one.
They just cater to bigots and have enough tokens on their mod team to shield them from meaningful critique on their lack of effort.
All Gargron has done is replicate Twitter for bigots who don't want to be moderated.
That's the legacy of Mastodon.
@Are0h imo moderation isn't hard. moderation *at scale* is hard. m.s' main problem is the number of users.
@xj9 Ha, uh huh.
@Are0h personally, i say shut it down entirely.
@xj9 I'm sure you do.
@Are0h yeah that's what i said? am i unwelcome here?
@xj9 Do you want to be 'unwelcome'?
@Are0h i'm getting the sense that you don't appreciate my comments is all.
@xj9 Ha, I don't but that doesn't mean I'm rejecting you as a person.
@Are0h okei 🙂
but honestly i was surprised by how concentrated the bigotry is, normally public fora are mostly like... various sorts of apologism and pseudo-centrist bigotry-by-avoidance
instead of explicit, outright, "the jews control the media and the evil cultural marxists are coming for you"
somehow this still shocks me idk
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