⚠️ ATTENTION! ⚠️

I have a questions for the users of #quey Mastodon.

Should we silence #Gab or just let them be?

I don't want to make this decision by myself. Please let me know what you think!

#poll #gab #quey

@snder Why would you "silence" them? Makes no sense. Just cos you dont agree with someone doesnt remove their right to say whatever they want to say. Your view is your view and theirs is theirs. Neither may be right. Yours may be. Theirs may be. Surely the conversation is more important than the outcome? Cancel culture is evil and appalling and should be fought against by all with a mind. Remember how people react to words or media is entirely their choice not the choice of its creator.

@Supes

Well, just like you say it's my right to do whatever I want in this case :)

I am the one who bought and setup the server so that makes me in charge I guess? But I don't want to be a 'ruler' on this instance and that's why I posted this poll to ask the users what they want!

I'm not a big fan of Gab that's true but that's also my right. Did you know I have blocked my own instance as well? quey should be a place that you can visit when you're at work or public places

@snder Yeah im totally cool with you doing whatever you want with your own instance as long as your users are supportive. They always have the option to go elsewhere. I know my instance (socnet.supes.com) will welcome gab with open arms and anyone else who has anything to say even if I personally disagree with them. I think its good you are asking your users I just think this hysteria around #gab is way out of control. Talk of app developers blocking them is just appalling!

@Supes

Thanks 🙂 I'm always asking my users before I make major changes! I'm also just a user on the platform but I just happen to have root access haha

Well there are multiple side here.. Gab is fucked because there apps where removed from the App and Play Sores so I totally get the fear of being removed when you allow gab for instance (lol) On the other side i'm not a big fan of blocking, trust me.. I have my issues with Eugen! But the user comes first with me soo!

@snder @Supes

I'm taking a wait-and-see approach. Gab maybe full of Nazis or it might not be. I don't really know, and some of the people hyperventilating about Gab label everyone who disagrees with them as a Nazi (e.g. Candace Owens). Keep in mind, many of them also said LibremOne was full of Nazis, but so far LibremOne is excessively tame.

Now if Gab is full of Nazis or white supremacists, then they'll be banned. Life's too short to put up with stupid shit like that.

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@UltraCommie @rcode3 @snder @Supes

Silencing seems to be far more evil. You spend time crafting a polite response to a post with a carefully worded counter argument only to find that your post is thrown away and they never see it.

I can call @[email protected] and know he’ll never be offended, because he will never see this post

@ChrisWilson @UltraCommie @rcode3 @snder @Supes Depends on who is doing the silencing or banning. Once politicians are on fediverse I think they should never ban, only silence. I'm OK with them saying "I never want to see your responses", not OK with "I never want anyone else to see your responses". Unless I misunderstand how silencing works on mastodon?

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