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To instance admins, I'd urge you to just block our users on a per user basis, I don't allow things like multiple accounts to avoid bans so as long as you report stuff like that I'll take care of it. But otherwise my hands are tied.

I support all speech, although I find absolutely 99% of people insane.. I can easily manually mute things I don't feel like seeing. Limiting other people just makes you feel good, let people be.

However at the same time that doesn't mean I endorse nor does Fire Dragon Studios endorse anything posted on this platform, in-fact I'm finding it to be quite the opposite 🀷 but people once again have the right to speak, that's never going to change

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Alright so I had 100 reports in my backlog.. I have had reports on users on my instance of people saying "Do you support this type of speech on your platform" the answer.. and sadly is yes, as long as the stuff posted is legal and not spam I support it. Does this allow toxicity to exist.. yes but just as I don't want my speech limited I don't want to do that to others. Now for users on my instance.. try to limit reports to bots, spam, and illegal activity, death threats (see before) and doxing.

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In a nation of 320 million people, killings and accidental tragedies happen somewhere every day. The national media have to be picky when choosing which ones to focus on. Ask yourself why you're hearing about one, but not the other thousands of recent killings?

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A lot of the stuff I read on here reads like people speaking into the void, I'd love to find more people who make creator type posts. If you're someone who makes those posts or if you have some people you follow, shoot them my way. I'm hoping to do more update style posts on my projects soon

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@feld "Reach out to the admins of instances that have blocked you and discuss the situation with civility." if this worked then we would not have these problems.
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@p @feld You can't have diplomacy with people who assume you're irredeemably evil and have no desire to have a good faith conversation with you.
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> We need diplomacy, not subversion.

I'd love to hear how. There are people I have never spoken to that, unprompted, deliver bizarre and misguided rants that label me a fascist.

A long-time IRL friend of mine got banned when someone found out that we are friends, there was an inquisition where it was taken as a given that I'm some kind of fascist, and the result was he got banned, then cancelled, then instances that hosted his alts got cancelled, and so on. This triggered a bunch of infighting, the instance he was on got cancelled, and the administrators have been telling people that I threatened to murder them. (Of course I didn't, of course no one bothered asking for any evidence to back up the claim that I committed a felony.)

If you email admins to ask why you got instance-blocked, some of them flip out and accuse you of "block evasion". There's no diplomacy possible.

> Build a healthy, vibrant, and wholesome community on your server. Show them that we should not be judged by the actions of a few bad actors that used our software.

Why should anyone be judged by the people on their server?

> Reach out to the admins of instances that have blocked you and discuss the situation with civility.

This has not ever worked for me. It backfired so spectacularly every time that I stopped. The only time it has worked out is when the admins pinged me to discuss a problem. If I go to them, the best-case scenario is insults, the more common case is that they double down and slander me.

There's the jerks on the blocking side of fedi that do what they do because they think fedi is some kind of battleground and they have to win, and there's the other side with the people that take it easy, tell stories, make jokes, share information. The :dudedrinkin: side is really not missing anything but a fight when the tankies-but-for-the-internet side blocks them.

> Build a healthy, vibrant, and wholesome community on your server.
> Be a community leader.

I won't try to stop others' attempts at this, but I would rather build a park for people to hang out in and let the communities build themselves. I think this works out better anyway. If I didn't know how to run an instance, I'd be on an instance where no one was trying to lead me or deputize people on their servers for some community-building project. As far as I can tell, trying to engineer a community is the best way to wreck an instance. (A topical instance is another thing, that's a different matter from trying to set yourself up as a leader.)

I dropped Twitter because it was a fight all day every day, to the extent that they banned Alex Jones (but...not Richard Spencer). SF trying to push its moral code onto the world. I couldn't use the site without someone tossing a political shibboleth at me or all-capsing about something or another. When people started landing on FSE from Gab, a lot of them had sharp edges, looking for a fight. That seems to be what a lot of Twitter refugees expect, too. Crusader instances like Gab and Octadon give them that, and then what is the point sticking around fedi? They usually just go back. If they have the good fortune to land in the relaxed zones and they realize no one's trying to fight them, they calm down and stop being so defensive and start having fun or learning stuff or creating things.

Only upgrade I'd go for my current phone would be better battery life. Aside from that I can't see needing an upgrade

I bought more batteries, I'm not sure why I did.. but I did :'(

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