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MODERATORS has fully went communist even their application needs you to copy paste a part from a communits book and that's ok by me every politkcal group has their own instance and has the right to do as they wish . But they should really change their about from foss and privacy advocated to communist leaning .

EDIT : I don't have any one political view i make my own and follow no one . Also i do think some views of communists are good and this is not my idea of throwing shade to lemmy devs just asking if there are any reasons that they still advertise it as for foss and privacy because i was going join and this stopped me.

EDIT : but it is a question though i am asking why they don't change their about ?

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[–] [email protected] 36 points 4 months ago (2 children)

Yes, its become nasty there. My previous account was banned multiple times from .ml for making anti-russia comments like calling putin a dictator- or, heaven forbid, describing the hexbear instance as tankies! How deplorable of me, that is completely deserving of a 2 week ban while the posts calling everyone not supporting Putin fascist liberals and that Ukraine deserves to die with pig pooping butt stay up forever. was never meant to be the main lemmy instance tbh. It existed as a testing bed for the devs that got way bigger than it ever intended to. It has survived so far on momentum but really should be excised from the general lemmy population along with hexbear, lemmygrad, and a couple others.

The sad part is, activity there is largely sanctioned by the devs themselves, as they themselves share many of these authoritarian views and are still officially admins of it. They act extremely power-trippy and its only growing exponentially worse as lemmy has become a going concern. A dev in particular even tried to get hardcoded profanity/"slur" filters added to the source code under the guise of "stopping racists" if that tells you anything how they really feel about their supposed support of freedom and open source causes. But it caused enough controversy that it got removed. Yeah, nothing is done in good faith there.

Everything makes me frequently question whether Lemmy really has a future or not. The behavior of the devs has prevented me from donating any kind of money to them- I don't donate to authoritarian crybabies, even if they write decent code. However, there just isn't any other activitypub service comparable to it, so here I stay. (No, Mastodon doesn't count. I hate Twitter style posts.)

I fully expect some mod to wander in here and ban me from the instance for this comment, when it wasn't even made on their own instance. Won't be the first time and won't be the last.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 4 months ago

There is /kbin though, which is even compatible with the Lemmy instances so you don't even miss out on the content.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) (2 children)

The thing is whatever lemmy devs political views are doesn't affect you like at all unless you are on .ml , .grad or hexbear . Also he can't ban you as we are on .world and you use the db0 instance.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 months ago (1 children)

That is the beauty of it, at least. I'm jaded enough to always remain on edge, waiting for such polarizing devs to start fucking with the software to make it harder for independent instances to go against their beliefs, however that may happen- but until then, we do all have the freedom to move where we want to, and block their instance content.

[–] [email protected] -4 points 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) (1 children)

Let me assure you that will never ever happen because of the magical words known as OPEN SOURCE . Don't sweat it too much my guy/gal just enjoy it as yiu go along and if you want to just block the instances you don't like

[–] [email protected] 4 points 4 months ago (1 children)

For that you'd need enough developers to maintain a fork. And seeing how /kbin struggles to keep up, the Lemmy devs would have to fuck up pretty extensively for people to really move away.

[–] [email protected] -2 points 4 months ago

While that is true i also meant as in there is nothing they can do to control what direction the other instances go in.

[–] [email protected] 10 points 4 months ago

They can ban them from either the instance (no one on .ml will see posts from that user) or from this community (no one viewing this community on .ml can see content from this user). Either way, it only affects the .ml instance since they're not mods for [email protected].