Anyhow, I left them a nice farewell message 👋
I just don't know how I am supposed to believe in a party that treats its constituents with this level of disrespect.
When you click the Unsubscribe link in their emails, here is the page they give you:
And THEN they took it as permission to add me to their email mailing list 😡 💥
Then when I sent a request to remove me from all postal mailings via their website, this was the post-submission page.
screen reader and masto meta accessibility psa
oh oh yeah. @alt_text exists, if you follow, the bot will follow back and remind you to add an image description anytime you post an image without one. good for building the habit!
@phryk - I think we agree.
My point is that *Mastodon* is not a culture. Your instance/community is.
Fascists, etc, will become part of the Fediverse and use Mastodon. Some instances will block them and defederare. Others will follow and federate.
Mastodon, et. al., is great NOT because of a lack of bad actors, but because of granular user and instance control.
"We're committed to understanding why people don't give us access to their house to periodically rearrange their furniture and drop off advertising fliers"
I think I shall hold (if not practice) the same stance on this as on email: we should all control personal domain names as our best form of instance independence. I would love to be a part of this community but toot from a canonical iangreenleaf.com identifier. I would especially love to do that without sysadminning my own Mastodon server.
Angry about a lot of things.
Early member of the Twitter diaspora (https://twitter.com/iangreenleaf)
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.