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The block button rules.

If people are being mean and unkind? I block em!

Doesn't infringe on their free speech -- they can be as mean and hateful as they like on their own timeline. I just don't need to listen to it. ;)

Now.

Who wants to talk about FreeDOS? :)

@lunduke I've had use for it a few times. I feel kinda bad when I do, and usually check out their previous posts before I do, but sometimes you just can't argue.

For personal use it seems great, but instance wide blocks worry me. Is there a way to see what the purism instance has blocked? I know mastodon.social publishes here:
github.com/Gargron/mastodon.so

@lunduke@social.librem.one FreeDOS is cool, but I think most people here are more excited about ReactOS. Being able to run windows binaries on a libre operating system will be a game changer.

> I just don't need to listen to it
Tbh you just need to not read their post, that's what I do. Have a nice day o/

@mangeurdenuage

Seems nicer to me to outright block someone. Leaving them unblocked, but ignoring them feels, to me, like leading someone on.

But a straightforward block? Leaves no room for uncertainty. I like that.

Plus, I make it pretty clear that I will happily unblock anyone who decides to stop harassing or being hateful to others. I believe in second (and millionth) chances. ;)

@lunduke @mangeurdenuage i kinda disagree because blocked people don't always know they're blocked or for what reason. cases like yours where you're well-known are likely quite different and i would likely deal with similarly, i do wish i knew what it was exactly that resulted in some people blocking me. not that i want to contest whatever the reason is~i just will never know if it is something that i handled poorly and can work on or just a difference in opinion. i can't see the whole thread on my mobile so sorry if this was brought up already.

it was reported to you that several acc. on librem spread racism, ableism, anti-muslim...but left it unmoderated.

you claim you're anti-harrasment,
but then be ok with racist content?

reference:
todon.nl/@paulfree14/102271250

@lunduke Why would I want FreeDOS, when I still have a PC running OS/2? (ArcaOS now) :-D

@lwriemen Oh, man. My love for OS/2 runs deep. Such a fun system.

But the Free Software loving part of my brain is made happy by FreeDOS.

How fun would a FreeOS/2 be?!

@lunduke @lwriemen I'd find a shitbox to run FreeOS/2 on :D

I'd sit it next to my beefy Haiku machine

@lunduke while blocking is a temporary reprieve from differing opinions, the only true progress blocking leads to is strengthening the walls of an echo chamber.

That said, I think non-opinions from corps and advertisements, as they do not contribute to public discourse, should be banned by default and opt-in via a micropayment to the user.

@ryanfleck

Yeah, I'm not talking about differing opinions. I don't block people for not having the same ideas as me -- in fact I make a point of following folks that vote/think differently from me. I love new ideas.

I'm talking about blocking people who are mean. Who are clearly just breaking my core rule of "Be Excellent To Each Other." There's just no point in having that sort of hate and negativity around, ya know?

@lunduke

Holy crap! Didn't expect a reply from one of my personal heroes.

Non-excellence usually has an origin.

While it isn't your problem to resolve their issue, and blocking is one solution (you don't owe anybody your time/thought,) I find most people who aren't being excellent are acting on behalf of some inner demon; an unresolved dispute, cognitive dissonance, etc.

While it takes a bit more effort, firing back a simple and genuine 'why?' can often have cascading positive effects.

@ryanfleck :)

Ya know, you're not wrong. The approach you describe is *wonderful*.

For me, personally, though... I get so much communication from others (who are typically pretty anonymous) that I need to quickly sort out the positive from the negative so I can at least attempt to read and respond to the positive ones. Like yours. ;)

@lunduke

Understandable. Even Lunduke can't reverse the desecration of our common societal rules and values, and mend the bitter gap between isolated modern people.

Thanks again for the reply. We all rely on your optimism and continued interest in libre stuff to keep us coming back to our virtuous free software.

@lunduke @ryanfleck
> I make a point of following folks that vote/think differently from me. I love new ideas.

that is great! Activly reaching out to other social cicles or social demographics is something that works for me quite well for that. For the reason your account is still kind of new to the fediverse, I'd like to point you to a couple of people that are in class, demographics or gender different to you. I learned a lot from their content.
1/3

@lunduke
2/3
Befor I list a couple of people, I'd like to come forward with something you propably already noticed. I do so, because I want to be honest with you. I could have also created another account, but that didn't felt right. I was the one that you had uncomfortable conversation with. You claimed I made false accusations, I claimed you made false accusation. But I want to leave you with that, as I respect your wish that I don't @ you for the sake of that topic. So I shut up on it now.

@lunduke
you're still reading? thx for the patience

jewish trans women sharing information about jewish culture, antisemitism, liberation and intersectionality
@kittybecca

shares insight of the effects/causes of climatecrisis
@tuxom

anarchist trans women who gave me always knowledable answers
@GreenandBlack

activist and organizer, was active in protesting ICE
@slackz

POC working in tech:
@brainblasted

activist originating from Iran that got violently targeted by the state
@emsenn

@paulfree14 @lunduke @tuxom @GreenandBlack @slackz @brainblasted @emsenn

i avoid using the word "intersectionality" for the things i post about since it was originally conceptualized to refer to the specific type of oppression faced by Black women, although i do try to read and boost a lot of posts and articles on that subject, and the writings of Crenshaw et al., to the extent i've gleaned from them, definitely considerably influence what i post about other issues

@epicmorphism @lunduke @ryanfleck I made it =)

sort of. I made it transparent, added text, and modified the file format. you can use it all you want

@lunduke

YEEESSS!

Let's talk about FreeDOS, and Linuxy things... and open source... and tech.

Enough about politics and who is or is not a nazi.

@lunduke whats the point of freeDOS outside of emulation for retro games ?

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