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  1. May 2023
    1. Mastodon fans know that the network absolutely cannot compete on user friendliness and basic social functionality

      friendliness definitely needs to be explicitly defined here.

      Have you seen the goddamned art? lol

    2. Incidentally, when a straightforwardly “I’m a Nazi” Nazi showed up in the beta, people used the report function, and the Bluesky team labeled the account and banned it from the Bluesky app and restricted promotion of the account of the person who invited him. This changed exactly none of the tenor of the Nazi conversation on Mastodon, but it happened.

      Now just imagine the equivalent on the scale of an entire server and you've got the story of Mastodon's incredibly centralized, swift expulsion of Gab's influence. Here's The Verge's version for the moment.