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Cake day: Sep 18, 2022

>Back to Lauren, though, who last year declared: “I’m immersing myself in philanthropy and strategic giving.” Which sounds a lot more fun than Amazon warehouse workers immersing themselves in strategic peeing-in-bottles.

It was in the https://beehaw.org/c/chat community and I had no specific language selected in my settings. When I changed the language setting in the community to English I was able to post a comment.

I see. I have that as my current setting now. I was still unable to comment in one community but the tip from Lost_Wanderer did the trick for that.

Yes, that works. Great tip.

I’m coping with my broken humerus after a fall off my bicycle 12 days ago. On the plus side I have more time now to continue my philosophy study.

That’s odd. If I’m enabling undetermined I’m missing posts e.g the one of sexy_peach here but I am able to comment.

Thanks, I’ll try setting it Undetermined and see if that works.

Language not allowed
Lately when trying to comment I'm getting the message Language_not_allowed even if I type something like 'test'. Any idea what's happening here?

You’re right. I mostly do a search before posting but I probably forgot to do that in this case. Also seeing that renowned journalists making these mistakes that could easily have been avoided with just a little bit of research is worrying.

Thanks for the link. I suppose the article is geo-blocked because I can read it completely here in the Netherlands.

Here’s who helped Elon Musk buy Twitter
Who pulls the financial strings at Twitter? These are Musk’s backers

This Musk guy sure knows how to make good soap operas.

> Twitter shut down its communications department and could not be reached for comment

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As Twitter slowly dies, several words of choice directed at Elon Musk are projected on their HQ
In the late hours of Thursday in San Francisco, a projector was set up at a building opposite Twitter and began putting incendiary messages up against the company’s foyer. The messages ranged from fairly simple such as “Elon Musk, STFU”, to “launching to bankruptcy”, and “Musk’s hellscape”.

This sudden spike seems kind of suspicious. From the comments that I’m reading on the Fediverse two explanations stand out. First explanation is that the Twitter bots are moving to Mastodon. The second is that reports have surfaced that lots of Twitter employees are quitting because of Twitter 2.0 and that this initiates a new Twitter migration to Mastodon.

I love the ability to follow hashtags and get the results in the home stream. Friendica has that option for many years but for me it's a very welcome feature.

That’s definitely a concern. Both the Mastodon software project and Mastodon gGmbH with the mastodon.social and mastodon.online instances rely very heavily on Eugen.

Last year, donations to the nonprofit that runs Mastodon and where Rochko is CEO totaled 55,000 euros; it spent only 23,000 euros.

This is a bit misleading. These financials were from june-december 2021. It also doesn’t include the donations to and spendings on all other instances, developers etc of the Fediverse.

That could easily have been avoided by doing even a little bit of research. Not great from the author. This way the idea that Mastodon and the Fediverse are one and the same is becoming are very established (and perhaps dangerous) misconception.

I think that fediverse.party is a pretty good guide to the Fediverse. It’s also free and open source so anyone can join building it (https://codeberg.org/fediverse/fediparty). An official guide seems impossible to me since there is no official authority of the Fediverse.

I have absolutely no expertise in this area but could it be explained by the fact that Rust is (potentially) much faster than Ruby?

Agreed but I also read a message directed to us, the less high profile people that are on large instances. To stop centralization we can decide to move to another, smaller instance. This could be either a Mastodon instance or something like e.g Pleroma or Friendica. This could be either self-hosted or a trust worthy person that owns an existing instance that suits us. Do this in large enough numbers and decentralization will be guaranteed. BTW: here is a link to a list of Mastodon instances and their number of users and statuses: https://instances.social/list

What worries me is that a lot of people from Twitter come to Mastodon for the wrong reasons. They are looking for a Twitter alternative that is free (as in free beer) and does the same as Twitter. And although Mastodon on the surface might look the same as Twitter it’s community is very different consisting of a diverse group of people that understand the philosophy of the Fediverse.

In all honesty I suspect that the majority of people that migrated from Twitter will leave within a couple of weeks. With that the problem solves itself. The same happened back in April when the news arrived that Musk wanted to buy Twitter.

I agree, apparently a place for everyone is left-leaning nowadays.

Couldn’t agree more. I couldn’t bare to see Mastodon turn into Twitter with all the toxic comments and negativity.

That’s great because the Fediverse thrives if we federate in many small instances rather than a few large ones.

Thx, I somehow missed that. I believe there some kind of algorithm in Lemmy to check for that but it apparently missed your link.