@maloki

"...they are still able to listen into us, and 'interact' with our radio shows (Public Posts), on their side of the fediverse, even if we refuse to listen to them (by blocking them). ...There is a lot of people on here who are working on the software, or are at least interested in it are working on different ways to deal with this issue, and hopefully we’ll be coming up with even more creative solutions in the future."

Great! πŸ‘

@maloki

Sure if someone wants to harvest our comments, they will find a way. But definitely make that as tough for them as you can.

@xenophora @maloki I'm increasingly coming to the conclusion that to have a healthy social media ecosystem, it has to be built by those that current society hurts the most.

@horatius @maloki

I'd like to see that, too. We talk all the time about our virtual "living rooms," but I remember 20 years ago seeing spaces devastated over and over again by trolls who mods lacked either the technical acumen or the will to keep out permanently.

Part of social media's roots are in shock jocks/talk radio and related forms of not-quite-spontaneous disruption which the owner class encouraged because it made our lizard brains stay engaged, even when staying made us miserable...

@horatius @maloki

...I say *owner class* b/c one of the worst offenders I ever saw in this regard was an ostensible non-profit.

I know we need to take a harder look at who has modeled, or molded, (sometimes openly, sometimes secretly) our behaviors in this regard. I find what's happening on Masto right now at least... encouraging. Which is sure not how I felt on Le Birdhouse in the weeks before I finally hit *delete*.

@xenophora @maloki Nazi-curious Jack is in charge of Le birdsite. There's only one direction that can go.

@horatius @maloki

Oh, I think it's well beyond *curious*. But he probably has handlers who remind him that the way to keep us coming back all the time is conflict. If the space is 100% RW, or Tanden Dems, or whoever. He won't get that.

What *really* confuses me there is that I've read in more than one place that the site is continually losing money: that it has never made a clear profit. So it's clearly providing the owner class some kind of long-term, but less obvious, benefit.

@carbontwelve @tastytea Awww! Thank you <3

I have been pondering it for a bit. I'm glad I managed to get something readable out of it. :)

@maloki love the analogy to villages and radio waves. That is an excellent way to describe the fediverse!

And I found a fellow πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ, which is always fun!

@maloki https://soteria.mastodon.host/notice/9ke8a2nybZ0yPiHBJY to block that instance from every interaction on top of the block at the instance level ;)

their only choice to see a public post is to watch it directly from the public page of an account on the account instance, and not anymore in their timelines...

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@maloki Gab is garbage people no matter the platform. And I feel dirty for even saying this, but:

β€œ[T]he biggest far right social network”

!=

β€œThe biggest Mastodon social network instance”

I just wish we could systemically hellban the whole lot of them.

@maloki Excellent post all the same. And props for merging the Gab block into Tusky!

@maloki Read through this. Is your blog fediverse-enabled? I love it; agree with all of it. I have luckily never heard of Gab until this hoopla, so, it's been entertaining reading.

@cambridgeport90 nope not fedi enabled.
But I've been thinking of changing the setup of that blog entirely just haven't had the opportunity yet.

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