1) Drilling through everything everyone posts and archiving it violates the Fediverse social contract and is dick behavior.
2) There are no technological precautions against it.
3) Many people have either not agreed to the Fediverse social contract or are dicks.
4) Therefore, the Fediverse is gonna get archived.
5) We need well-documented, easy-to-deploy methods to block archivers.
tech, archiveteam drama adjacent
This archiveteam stuff is proving out something I’ve been thinking in the back of my head for a while. We need better protections in Mastodon against automatic scraping. Server admins should be able to control IP and user agent blocklists and share them, just like they share federation blocklists. There’s not really an upper bound to how sophisticated the bot defenses could get, but afaik from the server I run, there’s... nothing. We need *something.* And I don’t have a lot of confidence that it’ll happen unless server admins build it themselves.
remember! if your local timeline doesn't make you wanna jump into the community you're in or feel warm & fuzzy like the cutie you are it's ok to try other communities!
you don't want to stay somewhere that makes you feel like you're just tolerating it cause you "have to" like on those big branded blue sites
find the fediverse community (or communities!) that makes you wanna go–
"this place is so good!!!"
–every time you open it
One big thing you can do to help build local resilience and promote an alternative economy is map your city's resources on Shareable
You can put down pins for anything from coworking spaces, to community gardens, to little free libraries. And if your city is already mapped, contribute everything you know about that isn't already there and share the link among your friends!
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A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.