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a plea to mastodon.social users 

I strongly urge people who are on mastodon.social to find another instance, because the instance clearly is not being moderated the way it should be. A lot of the fediverse has had enough.

A lot of instances and individuals are blocking it because of a persistent fascist problem, one that other instance admins have to clean up, because they aren't doing their jobs at mastodon.social until someone mentions that "hey y'all aren't moderating anything anymore over there, are you?"

The fascists have figured out mastodon.social is too big to block and poorly moderated, so they're taking advantage of the situation.

It's a matter of time before admins have enough of this. Many already have.

re: a plea to mastodon.social users 

For those hoping it will get better or to just "wait it out and see":

The situation is unlikely to change or improve (as anyone who has spoken to Gargron can tell you, he is certainly not a man who easily changes his mind...). Constantly reminding mastodon.social to do their jobs is not something that is frankly the community's job.

Either way, the damage has been done. Instances are already blocking it despite its size and a lot of the fediverse is no longer accessible to mastodon.social.

If you want another instance, well, joinmastodon.org/communities is a good starting point.

re: a plea to mastodon.social users, the last time I posted about this 

Last time this got mentioned (by me actually... pointing out a few things...) Gargron flipped his lid and vehemently defended the instance's moderation (and claiming it was being moderated, which it clearly is not, or at least on a very infrequent basis). Basically went through the backlog of reports and then well, went back to not caring.

It's like dealing with a city council or something.

re: a plea to mastodon.social users, the last time I posted about this 

@Elizafox m.s was doomed to be a cyst on the network's ass as soon as they declared it 'flagship'

re: a plea to mastodon.social users, the last time I posted about this 

@Elizafox It's almost like relying on moderation of a huge group is inconsistent and unreliable. If only there were some kind of distributed social media platform where we didn't have to do that :mm_think:

re: a plea to mastodon.social users, the last time I posted about this 

@flowerenby @Elizafox i think he’s getting sick of the scale of that instance being such a pain in his ass, and very much aware of its scale pretty much defeating the whole point

re: a plea to mastodon.social users 

@Elizafox i'm just realising this sounds *uncannily* like what people were posting about snouts before that went down the drain.

re: a plea to mastodon.social users 

@flussence Snouts got in over their head if you want me to be honest. That and someone had an axe to grind.

In this case, there's *genuine* issues on the mastodon.social end, and it isn't just "hey let's find excuses to persecute a bunch of furries."

re: a plea to mastodon.social users 

@Elizafox yeah... the end result is a petri dish but it's a lot more bad-faith apathy causing it with this one.

a plea to mastodon.social users 

@Elizafox @koosli Appreciate you sharing this, I had no idea. I’ll revise my blog posts recommending the server to people who want to try Mastodon.

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