Why is bitcoinhackers.org the example used by Mastodon docs on how to block an entire server???
@lukedashjr That's pretty odd. I think I follow most of the people here and I don't see content that would drive even the most hardcore leftists to block the whole server.
@alan8325 @lukedashjr leftism is an infinite gradient, it usually starts with honorable aims and goals, and always ends in gulag for oppressing someone by the way you look at them. it's a concept for broken people to reach for solace, but they will never actually reach it, and in the process wreck the world with their inherent misery. how I know? been a leftie before I bought some bitcoin :) bitcoin is the cure :D
@lukedashjr Good question. Looks like this commit introduced it: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/static/assets/block-domain.jpg
@FreePietje @raucao @lukedashjr It *might* be this one https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/commit/33cb69ad072d88850d7ac63cbae192f40d6e8aa5 but it's pretty huge. Also it would mean my memory is off by a year or two wrt. when I saw it in the docs, but 2020 has felt like a lifetime so that's certainly possible.
They changed the name of the file later.
@pete @lukedashjr Don't interpret too much into it for now. There are many contributors, and whoever approved this may simply not have cared enough to put time in to get it changed. I'd see what happens when opening a PR for updating this file:
It could use a higher-res version anyway. So someone on your instance can contribute to the actual project in a useful way by changing it.
@lukedashjr @raucao @stephanlivera @jb55 Hmmm maybe. I do know there's plenty of gab-compatible open-source mobile clients around, so if they serve traditional ads that wouldn't work. I guess they could just inject fake posts into the various timelines. And it honestly wouldn't surprise me if they were targeted by people who abuse the mechanisms of federation to fill up the federated timeline with BS.
@GrandVizierOfMalta @jb55 I think "the vast majority" is a bad guess and nowhere near proven fact. There's always a very vocal minority in culture wars like that, and they usually try to look like a majority. I don't see an obvious reason for Gab to stop federating, merely because some large instances blocked them. Why would that make it "pointless"?
@raucao @jb55 - I don't know exact numbers but I know from experience that every single instance I tried to connect with (including most of the larger ones that make up about 80%+ of all users) had banned Gab.
Mastodon founder Rochko, said, "If you join a major Mastodon instance right now, chances are you won’t be connected to Gab. "All the admins that I know, that I interact with myself, have already blocked Gab," says Rochko — including Mastodon.Social. "Essentially, they’re isolated.""
APPL & GOOG banned them from the store & threatened to ban ANY Fediverse app that allowed them to connect.
They did everything their power to shut them down.
F-Droid banned them.
Their host banned them.
Their banks banned them.
Many more services banned them for no other reason than the fact that the CEO strongly supports liberty & free speech and will allow you to post anything that isn't illegal in the US. Oh, and he's also a bitcoiner.
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