Friendos and cool people.
We still have a barrage of negative reviews (known as review bombing), if you want to help us report their reviews as unhelpful, etc. feel free to head on over to #Tusky's play store page!
If you like what we do, and wanna support the work, you can donate over on #OpenCollective
@gudenau To be fair, you're pretty stupid :)
@maloki I also suggest mentioning the review-bombing in your own review.
@freakazoid I didn't ask for reviews though. 😉
@maloki I'm also marking the one star reviews as "Not helpful"; I don't know if that makes a difference but it can't hurt, right?
@melissasage unhelpful and not helpful is the same thing 😉
@maloki I'm taking a look, and marking as inappropriate any threatening ones as well. There aren't many but I suppose one or two folks always go overboard.
@maloki I install via F-Droid but have just gone and voted helpful/not helpful on recent reviews.
A few reviews have given one star because they cannot connect to an instance of their choice, which I think is a valid review, as long as it does not insult the developers. Those flinging insults or making otherwise inappropriate use of GPlay's review system, I've flagged.
@_aD you do you.
@maloki did a review, 5 star, the extra question, repported the good review as helpful, bad one as unhelpful and reported as spam/unappropriate.
Hopefully it will help
@kyzh Thank you <3
@maloki lol the 1star review from a "crying angel statue" blue lives matter Avi. Ah...
@maloki Just reported a metric ton of pointless and negative reviews as spam and inappropriate.
@maloki do you think it's worth me adding this text to my review: I love that it blocks Nazi-run instances?
@GwenfarsGarden I honestly don't know.
Maybe rather say that you like that they take a stand again Nazis and Nazi enablers? Or something like that.
@maloki I'd be happy to say that. But I don't have to add anything, just wondering if it would help.
@GwenfarsGarden I really don't know. 🤷♀️
@maloki in that case, I'll not add it. Can always do so later if it becomes something that would be useful :)
@maloki I've also reported a number of the Gabbers reviews as spam :)
@maloki Definintely going to do so! Also: Am upvoting the real reviews and voting as unhelpful the ones compaining about not being able to access pro-Nazi Gab servers.
@maloki I "love" how they're blatantly lying in their "reviews" the same way I'd "love" having three feet of rebar shoved through my foot with a hydraulic actuator.
Is there *anything* you can do from your end as developers, like flagging the reviews as false, or is this another one of those "we'll let The Free Market Of Ideas sort it out!" things Google does?
@LexYeen we can report as well, but there's literally a rate limit on it. So that's why we're asking for help. 😅
@maloki I'm doing my part! I was just curious what your options were, since I've never developed an app before. 💙
@LexYeen yeah. We're doing what we can, and asking for help to partially build community tbh.
We get a chance to work together.
@maloki apropos of nothing I am reminded that I have a second Google account.
Why do once what you could do twice?
@JacksonBates 🤷♀️ I wouldn't ask anyone to do it twice.
I just want some help with the reports / unhelpful and such.
Also helpful votes for the good ones. 👍
there's literal nazis on the streets, and this is the hill you wanna draw your line in the sand on?
Think it's a free speach or user choice issue? Go fork it and maintain a fascist-enabling alternative if you think it's about that.
I think a blocklist is a bandaid, and we need better ways of containing and educating individuals who exhibit provably toxic behaviors on social networks.
Sad is refusing to take a stand.
Sad is unconstructively criticising an imperfect solution while it's being attacked.
Sad is you, six-toot-default-avatar.
#tusky is flawed, but trying to incrementally improve.
That's enough, in my estimate of things.
@trwnh @eryn @Tusky which is completely legit, but we just weren't in a place where we would be able to take the time to get the go-ahead from such a resource to set it up without burdening them when doing it, and it wouldn't feel fair to do it otherwise.
And none of the people who've suggested this have offered to help us get that go-ahead from such an org, even when asked.
We didn't write the code on our own, we accepted a PR.
@trwnh as we're receiving harassment for it, I would imagine them getting the same and I wouldn't put that on anyone without a fair warning.
No one actually suggested actual resources, but just said deradicalizing resources, so it wasn't like we could make that judgement. Again same reason.
May sound silly that I've not had bandwidth for this, but I'm still sick after 2.5 weeks, so spoons are limited.
@maloki i think at the time the discussion didn't really move forward because none of the suggestions were replied to, but that's understandable due to being overwhelmed. still, i think entire organizations set up for the express purpose of interacting with the extreme right would probably be able to handle it better than 2-3 people working on a software project on their own time.
@trwnh you're not wrong.
I've responded to a few of those original requests, but then nothing came out of it.
Also, that PR turned into a hell thread, so it is pretty obvious that we didn't respond to everything in it directly.
Anyways, the feature isn't done yet. We're still thinking about what to do with it to improve it. And this is definitely on there, along with some other stuff.
@opera cry more nazi
@maloki holy crap it's wild looking through the reviews and finding the one star ones and just SO MANY fuckin' clueless chuds going "i don't get it does it have a virus why does it just redirect me to a youtube video when I try to log into my instance".
fuckin' working as intended, matey. XD
@Nine I mean, they are deliberately writing it like that. As part of the 1 star review bomb, so it's a "legitimate" review.
@maloki they're so friggin transparent, it's mindboggling that they think they're being sneaky.
@maloki Love how the trash reviews says it "censors mastodon reviews" not specifying that they're fucking nazis <3
@maloki sent good reviews your way. you know there's a "tusky uncensored" right?
@maloki skimmed the 1s. Yep. A lot of them are just people reviewing based on the news. Ticked a few. According to my email I ticked 36. 😲
My favorite ones were the ones having an identity crisis: "tusky censors! they support terrorists and extremist groups!!"
The latter of that is the very definition of Gab. 🤔
@maloki not allowed to since I'm beta subscriber.
@maloki I've installed the app and gave it a 5 stars, hope it helps
@maloki seriously, I find what the dev of Tusky did to be unacceptable. I think he deserves a little heat.
I shudder to think what would happen if for some godforsaken reason he came to hate the LGBTQ community, furries or the left. I don't like nazi ideals at all. but I don't believe it's justified.
I don't like nazis one bit; but I think intentionally sabotaging the use of the client for the affected instance(s) is just stupid, malicious and childish.
it wont force them to see reason.
@Melody excuse you. But I merged it. So, kindly Fuck off.
If you think that defending against Nazis will slippery slope to then attacking LGBT+ folx you're being ridiculous.
it's indefensible behavior and you know it.
My issue is not with WHO is affected by this. it's that anyone at all is. there's no excuse for a client developer to be taking part in such ways. It violates trust and open software principles as well. It is wrong.
Do not conflate this with supporting bad ideologies.
@Melody Neutrality is not neutral. So I simply don't agree with it being indefensible.
Not acting on the other hand will allow Nazis, that by definition want us dead, to reign free, and by extension push away all the people you say you want to protect. So yeah. No.
@Melody and no, it actually doesn't violate open source principles. At all. Since that has to do with the license, not what is programed into the application.
@maloki i should actually review this. tusky is my go to on android and even without the gab blocking, its the best on the platform. blocking gab is a bonus.
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