Don't use Mastodon Social! ............... ........ (followup)
Aside from the UI being shit and the search function being broken, and very little usability features for migrating from twitter, finding friends, etc, Mastodon suffers from a serious administration problem.
I was one of the first hundred users in the network (which now, no doubt, has tens of thousands of members). I'm actually friends with several on the development and admin team. Knowing twitter's shortcomings and being interested in decentralized microblogging since Diaspora announced itself, you can sure bet I wanted Mastodon to succeed.
Well, what's the problem then?
Mastodon is not really a fresh take on the fediverse as much as it is a hugbox for Tumblrtards, witches, furries, SJW, crybabies, and infinigender chumps.
After making a series of "toots" (stupid name) about why the new left (left-anarchists, socialists, etc) needs to reject Social Justice Warriors and significantly distance themselves from the identity politics movement in order to gain real political power, and to avoid another Hillary Clinton fiasco, I was greeted with this cheerful message:
No explanation. No warning. No email. And no violation of their stated policies (aside from, we reserve the right to remove a user from our service at any time, we're decentralized so just pick the server you want / host your own, etc etc). I wasn't using slurs. I wasn't abusing users or marginalized groups. I wasn't stalking, leading witch hunts, calling for violence, or anything of that nature -- simply saying that a division needs to occur in non-mainstream leftist politics.
I'm a Patreon contributor. I've donated scripts, code, etc to encourage adoption. I've converted a bunch of people to the service and remained optimistic. But now, ironically, I've been instabanned mysteriously from the platform that people join when they fear being instabanned mysteriously from Twitter.
Fuck you Eugen Rochko. Mastodon.social sucks. You suck.
Follow up: He got me banned on twitter for this post.
I'm no longer a Patreon contributor.