dangillmor,
@dangillmor@mastodon.social avatar

A reminder that there is NOTHING Musk can do that will prompt journalists to stop supporting his business.

Disgusting on his part, as usual.

But disgraceful on their part.

dangillmor,
@dangillmor@mastodon.social avatar

Posted this again on the deadbird site:

Standing offer for journalists: I'll help you get set up on Mastodon and will help you bring your Twitter audience along (and find new followers and rich engagement there). All I ask is that you migrate -- over time, not instantly -- your social media activity there.

trz,
@trz@ioc.exchange avatar

@dangillmor I hope many take you up on your offer. To say it's a cesspool over there is a vast understatement.

dannotdaniel,
@dannotdaniel@mastodon.social avatar

@trz @dangillmor so many are in active denial

"it's not that bad if you stand on your head and hold your breath when you tweet"

I don't get it.

Leisureguy,
@Leisureguy@mstdn.ca avatar

@dannotdaniel @trz @dangillmor

It seems like saying, "I'm happy to live in a Nazi/racist neighborhood because I refuse to look at what they are doing."

dannotdaniel,
@dannotdaniel@mastodon.social avatar
wjmaggos,
@wjmaggos@liberal.city avatar

@dangillmor

we should put together an official Fedi Welcoming Committee. help start servers. talk them through stuff. did anything like that exist in the days of the early web?

dragonsidedd,
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wjmaggos,
@wjmaggos@liberal.city avatar

@dragonsidedd @dangillmor

but what got most people from just using AOL to browsing the web? I can't remember.

dragonsidedd,
@dragonsidedd@sciencemastodon.com avatar

@wjmaggos @dangillmor Several factors:

  1. Netscape Navigator
  2. Pr0n
wjmaggos,
@wjmaggos@liberal.city avatar

@dragonsidedd @dangillmor

so mozilla.social and more #nsfw posts?

dcc,
@dcc@annihilation.social avatar
Maholmire,

Bro broke through the iron curtain into the sterilized part of the Fediverse.

@dcc @wjmaggos @dangillmor @dragonsidedd

dcc,
@dcc@annihilation.social avatar
wjmaggos,
@wjmaggos@liberal.city avatar

@dcc @Maholmire @dangillmor @dragonsidedd

I would like less server blocks. more good faith disagreement. imo the compromise is dark fedi servers that don't want to be defederated, not tolerating users who harass people. posting crazy or even mean shit should be tolerated as long as you don't @ people with stuff they probably won't like. it's obvious etiquette people understand IRL. do what you like with friends etc. obviously there will be some edge cases but most of this is pretty obvious.

Maholmire,

Had a bunch of poasties on my case the other day about the dangers of bringing a child into today's world.

Y'know what I did? Muted the thread. It's that simple, there's no need for people to resort to nuclear warfare over mean comments.

wjmaggos,
@wjmaggos@liberal.city avatar

@Maholmire @dcc

it's not imo. if people expect to have deal with random assholes all the time themselves, they won't spend any time on the fedi. you don't get to be an asshole IRL, we shouldn't tolerate that here. use two accounts. don't put the burden on the rest of us.

Maholmire,

I would rather just use the one account and interact with people who can roll with the blows. I've tried maintaining a #mastodon account, @Mastolmire and found that it was far too sanitized for my liking. I ended up getting suppressed on the instance I had registered on for no other reason than having opinions that didn't jive with the liberal majority that use Mastodon.

Just like with real life, you need to be able to stand up for yourself and don't let people walk all over you. When you make it clear that poasties and other degenerates won't get a rise out of you, they tend to leave you to your own devices. Not once have I been harassed on the Fediverse, and that is because I curate my own experience through interacting mostly with acquaintances and their mutuals.

The toxic elements of the 'Dark Fedi' do exist, but I don't interact with poasties enough for it to be a nuisance for me. That is why I am of the opinion that people are too quick to use something which should've been used as an absolute last resort and only when all other avenues have explored.

wjmaggos,
@wjmaggos@liberal.city avatar

@Maholmire @Mastolmire

I have experienced drive-by assholes. I know lots of people have. I want everyone on the fedi. You should not be suppressed for non liberal opinions, but also people should not expect to get trolled for putting up pictures of themselves or their family or strongly supporting black, gay or trans issues etc. my sense is that the people who report few problems don't do that. very few on dark fedi use anything like a real name or profile pic afaik. compromise is not evil.

stefan,
@stefan@stefanbohacek.online avatar

@dangillmor I know Mastodon is all the rage, I even host my own server. But is it possible that some folks who might have soured on Mastodon would be willing to give other fediverse platforms a chance?

https://jointhefediverse.net

InkySchwartz,
@InkySchwartz@mastodon.social avatar

@dangillmor Well mainstream news sites NPR and APM have pulled off of the the bird site. So, maybe look further before we cast aspersions?

dangillmor,
@dangillmor@mastodon.social avatar

@InkySchwartz Yes, thanks, and I've loudly praised ones that leave. They are the overwhelming minority, unfortunately.

AluminumRooster,

@dangillmor when I used to go there it was just to follow journalists whom I thought had integrity. Little did I know.

craig_patrick,
@craig_patrick@mastodon.social avatar

@dangillmor @mastodonmigration Fortunately, it’s not the journalists who support his business. It’s the advertising.

dangillmor,
@dangillmor@mastodon.social avatar

@craig_patrick Active participation on that site by people/orgs with significant followings is what brings advertisers. It is therefore direct support of the site. @mastodonmigration

JoeBeam,
@JoeBeam@mastodon.social avatar

@dangillmor
I have a very low tolerance for anyone still on Twitter(X).

sharan,
@sharan@metalhead.club avatar

@dangillmor just imagine dropping a stinkbomb in that Circle... 😁

dr_g_e_e,

@dangillmor this is the douchebag singularity

pieselpriemel,

@dangillmor
Hosting Alex Jones on the day of the Sandy Hook shooting. There simply is no bottom to the Musk barrel.😔

sharan,
@sharan@metalhead.club avatar

@pieselpriemel @dangillmor i didn't know that's the date. Fuuuck. Lowest of the low.

evan,
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