@ackthrice @host Then I'd leave this server, yes. But then I would not waste my time trying to figure out what is wrong with my client when I click on a hashtag in a past from someone I follow, and don't even see the post I got there from. (Yes, I get grumpy when software wastes my time and/or makes me feel stupid.)
I would almost accept it if there was an alternative general-interest server. But there just isn't, so people insist on breaking the best one we have just because it's not perfect.
I *looked* for a place to move to when people threatened to silence .social, and couldn't find someplace that wasn't blocked *more* or had some other dealbreaker, at least not someplace that was accepting new members.
I've never had anyone able to point me to the *specific* details of why m.soc is bad, which contributes to my curmudgeonly-ness about it.
When the project leader choose to build a decentralised software but chooses not to address the federation issues (the different level of defederation are imcomplete and not doing what they say they do), there isn't a whole lot other people can do.
Then said person create the biggest node by never stoping registration.
Then yeah, I am sorry we cannot do as good a job at moderation on the federation, there is not much leverage I have to fix that.
I would advise anybody willing to fix the situation to put money in this project https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial
Thats a real chance to get a better server than masto, pleroma, etc.
@host @ackthrice Not sure the correct answer is to halfway-block the biggest node, though. Literally what it is doing is saying "fedi will only actually work if you move your account *to* the biggest node." I mean, again, I looked to move my general-subjects account off it and couldn't do so *because* it would break connections with too many mufos.
(Also there feels like there's a lot of "perfect is the enemy of the good" going on, but maybe you have specific evidence of it not being "good.")
The other choices will make other people unhappy, either because it is a change, or because they rather have a limited view than no view on their friend, or because there will be nasties in the federated TL
It is not so much about perfection, but with trade-offs
You could also:
* Tell mufos to move away from mastodon.social
* Spend $5 a month on masto.host
* Use a different front end to mix accounts TL
@gamehawk @host This definitely doesn't feel like a good faith argument, it's been explicitly stated that the mod here doesn't like .social and most people here don't interact with anyone over there, I know I don't so if you want regular contact there, this may not be the right instance for your needs?
Federation works best with lots of small nodes, blocking twitter-lite addresses many of the problems with fedi and makes the tl more manageable
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