"You should let your users decide who to block and what servers to block"
Fam, my users are here in part *because* I run interference for them and wall off the bad actors so they don't have to.
@noelle someone doesn't understand the point of decentralization
@noelle fucking seriously.
@noelle I mean *gosh* if I wanted to do admin work by myself I'd start my own instance.
@noelle i have a policy of blocking 0 users and i am able to maintain this policy precisely because i trust my admins to appropriately respond to reports i make
i would never sign up on an instance that didn't bother handling that stuff
@noelle this is literally my criteria for choosing an instance.
@noelle And the people who don't like that can just join another instance more in line with their ideals...
@noelle in a sense, your users DO decide that by deciding what instance to join/what moderation team they get
@noelle Exactly this. The feedback mechanism is that if you block too little or too much, then people will leave, which is a built-in poll as to whether you're filtering the right amount.
@noelle *the meme with the person shouting, maybe at the oscars or something* louder for the FOSSbro at the back
@noelle and that’s why you’re the best internet mom
@noelle and for that we are eternally grateful :)
@noelle it's almost like I looked at what was forbidden and thought it was great! (Actually @alice recommended me, but it's not like I didn't look.)
I'm sure I could host a solo instance in theory but I don't particularly want to, and with all this freeze peach shit good admins are braver than the troops.
Seriously am I supposed to believe someone just throws a dart when picking their instance, doesn't read the splash page and then complains about their admin... adminning?
@noelle funnily enough the folks making that first argument seem not to realize that the users’ choice could be to elect a sort of foreperson...thereby removing a choice from the users
It’s just silly honestly
@noelle "You should let your drivers decide where to move the car to," I say to the person insisting that cars can be driven places.
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