Then maybe I wasn’t very lucky with my instance choice (libranet.de), because jfc, doing anything, from sharing a post to simply browsing the timeline, was a chore
This request/discussion pops up every once in a while and it’s sad that it seems to be only ever brought up because people wanna block lemmygrad. This kinda explains the dismissive “just move elsewhere” response we get from the devs everytime
However, there are valid reasons to want to block an instance as an user other than “me no like commis >:(”, such as:
(EDIT: making clear that I don’t think “I don’t like the contents of the instance” is a valid reason. In all examples I gave above, the possibility of an instance-wide block is open. This is not the case for lemmygrad, as there’s absolutely no reason for it to be blocked instance-wide over here. In this case, I fully agree with the devs: go elsewhere)
There might be other good reasons for blocking a foreign instance, I just took this at the top of my head.
Blocking individual communities just doesn’t cut it either because the point of an instance-block isn’t blocking a set of users. When you choose to block an instance, you’re block the admin and the moderation team, along with the users of that instance. You’re cutting off a server that is governed in a way you personally don’t trust. And I don’t see why that decision should reserved to the site’s admin only.
So, to the devs: I get that you probably don’t want to enable anti-communists to anti-communist in your site, hosted with your money and developed through hundreds of hours of your effort. Honestly, I agree. You don’t pretend to be politically neutral and that’s a good thing (it is, in fact, one of the things I like the most about Lemmy). But I think, in this specific case, you should reconsider.
Just saying “yeah, we’re definitely lacking this feature; patches welcome” would be good enough for me, personally.
Just found some documentation about changing the domain name: https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/backup_and_restore.html?highlight=url#changing-your-domain-name
I’ll leave this here if anyone else needs it
Without even getting into how capitalism managed set the planet on fire within two centuries, the center of capitalism has zero incentive to solve any of this, as doing so would mean giving up on the wealth extraction that provides them with their comfortable lifestyle (and power, and much more) in the first place
The only viable way out I see:
As we approach a more multi-polar world, this becomes becomes ever more likely. There’s absolutely no way in hell we’ll curb global warming otherwise. The center of capitalism will never do anything concrete about it on its own, so the periphery will have to blackmail them into doing anything. This of course won’t be taken lightly, which is why a global coallition against the center of capitalism is necessary.