It's 2019 and Pleroma still doesn't have:
— a public about page;
— easily avalaible contact information.
There is a reason why harassers and racist edgelords love this software you know?
When I joined Mastodon in 2017, everybody knew that most GNU Social instances where the home of far right activists, racist users, transphobic people and the like. That didn't mean the software wasn't great (I love GNU Social). But it had a lot of qualities that attracted them: it was lacking moderation tools, etc.
Today Pleroma is in the same spot. Unlike Mastodon, it is lightweight, there is no easy to discover rules or contact infos, it was lacking moderation tools for a long time, etc.
@lanodan how can I know that? Where are the links?
@lanodan I know that. How many people (including moderators) even know what an API is?
1. It's not my service, it some else's.
2. You can't expect any admin to know how every software that uses ActivityPub works, let allow every moderator do that.
3. You know there is moderators who are not technically savy right? It's kinda the point.
4. There is only an e-mail available in most /api/v1/instance of Pleroma's instance. An actual Fediverse account would be nice too.
@Sylvhem (also the main dev is an harasser...)
@mewmew I was thinking about kaniini not lain I don't know that person sorry
@Sylvhem pleroma UI is shit, and it's not about technical but care of users.
@Sylvhem You don't get it, if you don't know the internals of whatever software you're using, you shouldn't be using it! It's that simple!
@aearil @Eramdam @Sylvhem I found a fresh issue here : https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma-fe/issues/699 so it will be done.
@Mikoto Someone pointed that out to me earlier but thank you! I will know it for the next time I will need.
Finally, I would suggest that you avoid discord as it is a non-free centralised service that engages in censorship, is actively against end to end encryption and end to end authentication, makes it difficult for people with disabilities to use it, and makes it difficult for people without very strong computers to use it (due to its use of electron and the fact that they are against 3rd party clients).
Just want to echo all of this :D
@wolfie @Mikoto @Sylvhem Someone know linked me to this thread. I agree about the end to end crypto and Electron issue with Discord. Could you tell me how Discord makes it difficult for people with disabilities to use the software? I regrettably don't understand much about web accessibility (aside form using alt text in image tags).
@Mikoto I NEVER said Pleroma's devs were Nazis. This post was not about them, it was about the fact there were no clear contact information.
And I thought about contributing to Pleroma, by reporting bugs or doing translation for example. But given my bad experience with Mastodon on the subject, I'm not really willing to try frankly.
@Mikoto I know but thanks for telling me.
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.
A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.