A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.
Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.
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I think it’s kind of arbitrary, but I personally upvotes and downvotes more as “I agree with this / I disagree with this”, which is perhaps much more biased than “This content belongs here / this doesn’t belong here”
The algorithm unfortunately then buries disliked posts and they don’t attract as much discussion despite perhaps needing it.
If i’d posted with a title and comment to the effect of “This person sucks because they said shit about the fediverse” it might’ve attracted a bunch of upvotes, but I really don’t generally feel that degree of antagonism and negativity towards people’s opinions.