⚠️ ATTENTION! ⚠️

I have a questions for the users of #quey Mastodon.

Should we silence #Gab or just let them be?

I don't want to make this decision by myself. Please let me know what you think!

#poll #gab #quey

@snder Why would you "silence" them? Makes no sense. Just cos you dont agree with someone doesnt remove their right to say whatever they want to say. Your view is your view and theirs is theirs. Neither may be right. Yours may be. Theirs may be. Surely the conversation is more important than the outcome? Cancel culture is evil and appalling and should be fought against by all with a mind. Remember how people react to words or media is entirely their choice not the choice of its creator.

@Supes

Well, just like you say it's my right to do whatever I want in this case :)

I am the one who bought and setup the server so that makes me in charge I guess? But I don't want to be a 'ruler' on this instance and that's why I posted this poll to ask the users what they want!

I'm not a big fan of Gab that's true but that's also my right. Did you know I have blocked my own instance as well? quey should be a place that you can visit when you're at work or public places

@snder Yeah im totally cool with you doing whatever you want with your own instance as long as your users are supportive. They always have the option to go elsewhere. I know my instance (socnet.supes.com) will welcome gab with open arms and anyone else who has anything to say even if I personally disagree with them. I think its good you are asking your users I just think this hysteria around is way out of control. Talk of app developers blocking them is just appalling!

@Supes

Thanks 🙂 I'm always asking my users before I make major changes! I'm also just a user on the platform but I just happen to have root access haha

Well there are multiple side here.. Gab is fucked because there apps where removed from the App and Play Sores so I totally get the fear of being removed when you allow gab for instance (lol) On the other side i'm not a big fan of blocking, trust me.. I have my issues with Eugen! But the user comes first with me soo!

Dont bother about Eugen.

Now you have own fork of Mastodon.😅
@snder @Supes

@noor

Oh I won't, it's just a bitch situation that's all

@Supes

@snder @noor
I think the issue is you cant start something as open source free speech blah blah then change your position when you dont agree with free speech. Its hypocritical and pathetic. open source is like giving birth to a child. You dont know what life choices it will make or direction in life. If you dont agree stop contributing dont try and control it

You were referring to Eugen ?

Even Linus ran things in tight manner.

And open source is nothing to do with free speech as far I knoq

@Supes @snder

@noor @snder

Linus lost control just as Eugen is loosing control. yes it has nothing to do with free speech. Eugen and other early adopters used free speech as a selling point of the platform. Lack of central control etc etc. Reality is the platform should be encouraging Gab. the number of daily active users will go through the roof and thats a good thing. Just cos you disagree with their views or politics does not make them any less valuable to the platform as anyone else.

@Supes @snder @noor
>Eugen and other early adopters used free speech as a selling point of the platform
Eugen never used free speech as a selling point for Mastodon. It was quite the opposite. He made a point to label those of us who ran pro-free speech GNU Social instances as Nazis which he then used for his first media push.

@dude @noor @snder Sorry I stand corrected. It must have been some of the early adopters.

@Supes yeah, there was a group of 4 or so GS instances that were around before Mastodon started, shitposter, smug, sealion, and freezepeach that were known for being the sort of wild west of the fediverse back in the day. SPC and smug are on Pleroma now. SPC and FZP died with a server failure a few months ago. @snder @noor
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@dude @noor @snder Well im glad there are people on that platform that are pushing free speech as something important. This cancel culture is counter productive and needs to be called out for what it is. Anyway my instance will not censor or block any other instance. If users want to block people they are free to do so but I wont be doing it at the instance level ever

@Supes fair enough and agreed. I've been on the other side of the SJW wall since they showed up. Even though I'm on a solo instance now I only block illegal content (read cheese pizza). Blocking Gab is silly, I don't want to miss the shitshow :dude-happy: @snder @noor
@Supes indeed, I want to embrace the shitshow by it's whole fucking face :dude: @snder @noor
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