I'm seeing a few new people cautiously say things like "let's enjoy this place before the bad people get here" and I just want to say:
Don't worry! They're already here! But thanks to the heroic work of your instance moderators and admins, you will never see them. And if they do show up then your mods will get rid of them: unlike Twitter, the reporting functions here are reviewed by real people who don't care about turning a profit, and instead focus on enforcing community guidelines
Fash in Canada 🇨🇦
> Leak of thousands of posts from defunct neo-Nazi forum offers clues to identify Canadian members
Me: Im getting into gardening lately
Colleague: You can make a lot of money landscaping you know
Me: No I mean like fruit and veg
C: Ah to sell?
Me: No for me and to give away to my neighbours
C: So how are you making money from it?
Me: No, its a hobby and a way to provide for people
C: Yeah but you should really be thinking how to monetise it
Me: I dont think I can continue to talk to you anymore
The issues plaguing birdsite India isn't a bug, it's by design. Their entire business model is dependent upon giving maximum reach for terrible takes on divisive issues and profiting off of the subsequent moral outrage.
Capitalism didn't give you internet. Much of what you see in internet came from volunteer labour of open source projects.
Capitalism gave you paywalls and hundred spam mails a day and sites you can't open because a thousand ads are covering the entire content.
"I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear"
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