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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) A more user-respectful fork of Lemmy. Created for https://derpy.email. - innereq/lenny

@koavf
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Cool, so a Lemmy where I can use ethnic slurs?

@realcaseyrollins
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Yep! 😎

@koavf
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So Twitter. “Cool”.

@realcaseyrollins
creator
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What do you mean? Twitter censorship is at times as bad as it comes.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Didn’t ban Trump until he literally tried to stage a coup on the Capitol, despite him inciting racial violence on the regular during the BLM protests, AND actively undermining COVID-19 control.

Not exactly a good example of “censoring” the kind of people that really should be censored.

@koavf
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It literally isn’t. E.g. Parler had more aggressive censorship than Twitter. And what I mean by “cool” is “uncool”: this is a stupid, bad idea.

@realcaseyrollins
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Yeah, that’s a fair point on the Parler part.

Now THAT was a very…strange and bad website.

So Lemmy but for neo nazis

It just doesn’t have antifeatures

Nazi infestations are the worst possible antifeature of a social network

They aren’t part of the software though, they are the people who happen to use it. A whole different problem.

yeah and who are the only people who care enough about using slurs that they fork an entire piece of software to remove a slur filter?

I don’t care about using slurs, I do, however, care about user freedom. These are my own rules regarding software freedom. This is what I use when making software. Don’t mind “ethical software” in the URL, this is a different kind of “ethical software” (I didn’t know about said movement when I wrote this).

If you’re unsure which rule applies here, I will highlight it:

  1. The software must obey the user’s instructions unconditionally, and may not limit the user beyond a reasonable level (for example, you should validate the To address in an email client, but you shouldn’t prevent the user from copying text from a PDF with permission bits)

And to a lesser extent:

  1. The software must not take deliberate action to restrict the users access to their computer, unless the user has set up said restrictions (for example, a login password)

The reason I’m showing this to you is to explain why I don’t support the slur filter. If the admin could disable it, it would be fine.

Also, I hate how Americans think the entire internet is for them and them only. Other languages might have different meanings for the blocked words, or they might not be stigmatized like they are in the US. For example, the r-word (censored because otherwise this comment would probably be removed), is socially acceptable to say here in Hungary. Nobody gets upset about, save for the person being insulted. But it’s treated as nothing more or nothing less than any other insult.

And to top it all off, the filter isn’t even effective. It can be circumvented by tricks that are as old as swear filters, e.g. inserting dots between letters, inserting spaces between letters, or any other character (“|”, “:”, “,”, “*”, etc.).

It is unethical, it centers the entire word around the US, and it also doesn’t work. What a great combo.

@onek
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the major social media sites should be declared public so that 1st amendment rights apply. the idea that if it’s a private company it can do whatever it wants seems to go against the spirit of the 1st amendment purpose (in the us…)

trump is a dick face but he shouldn’t have been censored.

@thunderr
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What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.

Rules

I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

  • When sharing a Libre project, please include the name of its license in the title. For example: “Project name and summary (GPL-3.0)”

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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