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"catholic" originally meant "universal" so i'm petitioning to change the name to CATHOLIC SERIAL BUS

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The Internet treats nuance as damage and routes around it

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it's only "Oregano" if it comes from Oregon, otherwise it's sparkling italian flavor-herb

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hello! my name is Paul, I've been around the fediverse for a while now but only just joined rage.love.

I mostly post about computers, languages, and leftist stuff, though I do make the occasional terrible dad-joke. I have kids (that I don't really post pictures of) and cats (that I post a lot of pictures of)

I'm pretty laid-back and will always accept CW requests if I post anything untoward. my account is locked but feel free to send me a follow request

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If you missed my boost, Amazon's got a union busting campaign and well they want you to rat em out. It would be such a shame if everyone sent them junk and spam.

https://doitwithoutdues.com/contact

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hmmm, which should i get first actually?
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psa please do not censor slurs or common triggers (e.g. sl*r). on fedi. you're doing more harm than good cause people who do not want to see these words at all can filter these words from their timeline entirely, but that will be bypassed if you censor.

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Do any instances have a custom emoji of bernie sitting in his mittens yet?

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turns out, listening to music you like makes you feel better, and listening to music you don't like doesn't 🤷 :eyeroll:

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medical community: "hmm, actually it turns out metal music can help your mental health"

the metal community: "duh"

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re: meta, kolektiva 

Adding more mods to the roster is a step, but it's probably not going to cut it for a lot of folk.

Kolektiva is in desperate need of decentralization, lest it cement itself as another monolithic instance where bad actors are allowed free reign while marginalized people remain marginalized.

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meta, kolektiva 

The size of a community is really a big issue with a lot of moderation, especially with federation.

A lot of the popular instances on here aren't actually that big, you'll often find that their active users don't reach much higher than 150. Once they do, registrations are usually closed, so moderators can focus on providing a good service for their existing community and ensuring bad actors are dealt with ASAP.

This same service just cannot work as effectively with larger instances. It's why so many people have defederated from mastodon.social, why mastodon.online was completely unable to deal with its recent massive influx.

Kolektiva now has over 2,000 active users, with registrations still open, and its small mod team has proven incapable of dealing with its explosive growth. When you only have a handful of people modding at any one time, bad actors just aren't going to get dealt with at the rate they need to be to ensure a healthy community.

(This is not to say small instances are inherently good, there's a bunch of small instances that are utterly horrendous parts of the network, just that smaller instances are more manageable)

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if you search the custom emoji list for “pepe” you can find a bunch of cool instances to block

Witchcraft by Pendulum remains a fuckin banger to this day

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every single consecutive president issuing executive orders that change the signs from "duck season" to "rabbit season".

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first and last name (25 character max.)

some computer programmers who are employed professionally to write code are a freaking trip.

"yes, your honor. why am I filing to legally change my name? my given name is too long to sign for contactless delivery from DHL. thank you for understanding."

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in my inbox today - a kid who started studying ballet at the Flint School of Performing Arts, and is now at the Pacific Northwest Ballet - and he's dancing en pointe.

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/16/957389036/with-a-leap-across-gender-norms-a-rising-ballet-star-looks-to-rewrite-rules-of-d

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Good morning! it is dreary and rainy here but it is also finally Friday!

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Me when I post about computers: Boy sure do hope no-one trys to tell me how to fix this problem by giving myself more problems.

Dude who won't shut up about linux: *crashes through my window* have you tried linux? When you get used to the terminal it works great.

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uspol, gradually losing my mind 

"but in the end, America chose the boy who stuttered over the bully"

please actually fuck off with this weird hero worship. he's. a fucking. politician. not your grandpa.

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Rage.love

Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.