tip for ya'll. when you're doing a of just block as mastodon will also block all of it's subdomains.


@tyr @Thomas Lol I wonder how they will handle opinions they dont like. Imagine all the tech savvy fediverse users coming together spamming this instance to death.

@AaronTheIssueGuy @tyr @Thomas like some did with gab.. Anime pictures / furry art ftw XDD

@AaronTheIssueGuy @tyr @Thomas

I'm all against hate speech and I'm aware of the paradox of tolerance.

But I wonder whether actively "isolating Trump" would have the consequence that we would be reinforcing an echo chamber, where extreme thought incubates, without getting socially regulated.

I do think something should be done. I just wonder whether there are other or additional ways to prevent potentially escalating dynamics.

@floppy @AaronTheIssueGuy @tyr the type of people signing up for that site are not going to be “socially regulated” no matter what. Better to keep them the hell off my website I think

@Thomas @AaronTheIssueGuy

I get your points and I more or less think the same. It's hard to impossible to move uncooperative people to collaborate. Leaving it at that also feels a bit unsatisfactory, though I'm not sure whether there is a solution here.

At least there is a gradient in how far one can be immersed in such mindset. And maybe the best one can do is to prevent an "infodemic" from spreading to "protect the innocent youth" from getting into it and limit damage in the future.


@floppy @tyr @Thomas While that is true, I doubt that the people on there are even reachable for anyone. Take a look at far right subreddits. The people on there are way to stuck in their ideology.

@tyr I am thinking of doing this, but then I wonder, what if someone on that instance sees something I say and is interested, it becomes a conversation, maybe some sense comes to them... if I block them, this scenario will never happen. I feel it is better to block individuals as they come around.. it's sort of a tough choice to make. Blocking them all not only makes it so we can't see them, but it leaves no hope in change.

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