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FWIW I don't think "someone on this instance said a bad thing and not enough people argued with them" is a good criterion for blocking.
(Nor do I think "someone said a bad thing and lots of people argued with them" is a point *against* blocking, either.)
"Someone said a bad thing, it was reported, but moderators said it wasn't worth disciplinary action" is a good reason, I think. But that's just my personal opinion
Right. I think I run the risk of being too harsh re: the ongoing #SocialCoop stuff. Will take a small step back for now. Still plan to try to be involved as I'm able, but I don't want to say anything harmful or uncharitable.
I have an uneasy feeling that I've said/done something wrong in the midst of this #SocialCoop stuff. If I have, I sincerely apologize — I'm not on top of my game, and woke up feeling ill anyways. I probably should be keeping my distance.
People get impatient when little of note is achieved after months and months of endless debate and the most basic decisions can't be taken due to lack of executive and effective decisionmaking. People really need to step up and do some self-education before complaining that their peers are indignant.
You don't get to demand niceness from anyone if you don't care that the environment is nice for everyone. Especially if you belong in a superprivileged group.
Can't shake this one off.
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It's frustrating trying to explain all of this to someone who wants to view it as a like-for-like replacement for Twitter. Even describing #SocialCoop specifically.
"But do the Nazis get banned from Mastodon?"
"Well, it's more complicated than that. Mastodon is not a single community."
"So, they allow Nazis. So it's just as bad as Twitter, if not worse."
"Sorry, not interested."
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A beautiful thing about Mastodon is the reminder of a public space centered around people and not brands. I'm glad to be off of the birdsite and finding myself more and more annoyed by other social media. I hope other folks get the same feeling and it continues to subtly motivate us to reclaim public spaces.
I'm sorry for not posting very much here. I typically post on my main (https://wandering.shop/@suhono), and planned to post about more "serious" stuff here... but haven't really had the spoons for it.
I did plan to rant a bit about AccuWeather issuing tornado warnings that are being treated with the same seriousness as NWS-issued warnings, despite having less science. But decided against it.
Something on my mind lately: I've been interested in the cooperative movement for quite a long time, but I'm not really able to take part as such.
I have chronic health problems, I'm not able to work at the moment — it's hard to really get involved in offline causes. This community is as close as I can get.
What *else* could someone like me do to get properly involved in the #coop movement? I feel like little more than a slacktivist at best.
Hello! I just joined #socialcoop. I'm really excited to be here - I have a really strong affinity for co-operatives and the values they embody.
Unfortunately, being chronically sick and out of work means that involvement in the co-operative movement is difficult for me.
Which is why I was very happy to discover this community. I'm excited to take part, and very grateful to be able to join! Also, I have a chattier general purpose account here: https://wandering.shop/@suhono #introduction
Inactive here. I may return. I'm still active on my wandering.shop account.
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