From a society point of view, the advent of social media in particular has destroyed a lot of preconceived notions we've held on to.
A great example is police in America. Oppressed communities have long known law enforcement were not this magnanimous force for good that it always purported itself to be.
But it took the horror of seeing it for people globally to realize it's not just something people are making up.
And that's just one aspect.
So twitter is now banning people for using the word queer regardless of context.
What bizarro universe do we live in where "people should have the right to make their own decision about permanent surgical body modifications" is considered an attack on human rights
hot take: Masto should not focus on acquiring new users
it should focus on providing its users a safe, stable, reliable place to form a community, and allow users to join organically
trying to emulate other systems by incorporating their flaws is a terrible idea and guess against the whole ethos behind most people who came here
I started this Github issue to try to get people thinking about how some of the terms we are all used to are unnecessarily obscure and off-putting to new members of Mastodon:
Make it clear that "local timeline" doesn't mean *geographically* local #6812
ive invented a new kind of website that works without internet. called an exe
Someone is redesigning internet debate... but wrong, again. https://words.democracy.earth/introducing-project-gruff-830127de1bb6
I should note, thats "Way more expensive and lower quality, and the people involved are getting paid half as much, for no apparent reason, even after you adjust for inflation"
This is a very interesting article. The short version: Basically everything is getting massively more expensive, for - apparently - no reason, even after you adjust for inflation. :/
@Gargron @vahnj The context is a script that automagically figures out your PG config: https://gist.github.com/nolanlawson/668abcf9f5e8ef4659e132a32525e50c
So the goal is that the instance admin doesn't have to modify their .env.production file. @vahnj this looks good to me! If you have a chance, forking my script and testing it out would be great. :)
Oh this is gonna be BAD.
Millions of old registration forms are just going to be unfinishable now. Great. Good.