As I learn more about the #Fediverse I find more communities that think it replicates the toxic environments of centralized networks.
I spoke with some folks from queer communities who think they have the tools to protect themselves. But some think they need to heavily modify #Mastodon code to get by.
People of color especially seem to be struggling here. Many are deplatforming. Many talk about coordinated efforts to harass as well as omnipresent racism.
We need to do better.
We're creating a safer and inclusive fediverse. You can mock us. You can block us. What you cannot do is stop us.
@mike this is just plainly not true. Your bubble is not an indication of the success of over all safety on here.
Diversity is nothing more than a buzzword
And if there are people saying that the fediverse is not working out for them, who are you to say that they're lying. Especially if its from queer people of color.
@wyatwerp whether it was your intention or not, your response puts the burden of change on the people who have already been marginalized and subjected to abuse on the fediverse.
Pointing out the problems on the fediverse isn't negativity: it should act to focus where solutions are needed.
The problems (no inverted commas needed) are not confined to Mastodon or Pleroma. And while there may well be other software implementations that work differently, maybe even better, they don't solve the general problems. Those problems are cultural, not technical.
As to your second statement, are you suggesting that people who have been harassed and attacked on the fediverse are in some way responsible because they didn't read up or choose their instance carefully enough?
Personal instance for @gid.