Disclaimer: this happened on Twitter, not here on the Mastodon network.
Just follow the various replies to the parent toot to see my theorem in action. #SarcasmButOnlyHalf
@wowaname thank you for using your whataboutism to EXACTLY make my point. Le sigh.
@wowaname never on any of my posts on this I claimed I’m a hero of feminism. I gave up my seat on stage to point out that I, as a man, felt uncomfortable that it was only men on stage.
@wowaname I receive positive feedback too. More than the negative ones, TBH.
@Mikoto @wowaname @mewmew and FTR - I much more enjoy discussions here than over on twitter. At least people here reply. And yes, I’m Dutch. So I might come over as rude when it’s just me being direct. I’m working on myself. Since years. I’m just more and more unsure if “social” networks are helpful or not in that.
@wowaname were you there in 2017 when this happened? Am I a smart add for telling my side of the story? I honestly don’t understand why the default reaction on social networks is negativity. Maybe I should just stop being here. It drags me down, even when I post a story I deem to be positive.
@wowaname how can we have a positive discussion? Honest question. That’s what drives me. I want to have positivity.
@wowaname exactly. They didn’t. Until I said it and offered my seat. Yes. I like to provoke. The organiser was pissed. The audience applauded.
@wowaname yes. And I apologise. It’s just that negativity has become the default too many times. Hrmpf.
@wowaname unfortunately I’m quite a public account, being an official spokesperson for Red Hat. I totally love the freedom they give me, but it also means I have to be diligent and must react.
@wowaname and replace it with what?
@wowaname thank you for describing problems. Now hand me solutions. That work in the real world. Telling me that Red Hat is all wrong isn’t helpful. How can we do better?
@wowaname you didn’t answer my question ;) do you want KDE instead? Enlightenment? SysV style init? No cgroups? No containers? Should we switch to Devuan as upstream?
@wowaname yet our users and customers seem to be quite happy with our decisions and happily pay for their subscriptions, allowing us to employ more than 14k people. Isn’t that worth something?
@jwildeboer The good thing about the Fediverse is that it's easy to ignore whole instances, and I had that one silenced already.
It's the assholes who thrive on negativity, and they usually come in groups of like-minded people.
@galaxis @jwildeboer I have no idea how to ignore whole instances as a Mastodon user, is this even possible? Fortunately so far I only had to block a handful of spammers, so I don't have an urgent need.
On negativity, I think that the anonymity plays a big role. There is not a lot social about "social media". Only few people would be as rude in face to face conversations as they are when they can hide on the web.
@schaueho Right - as a user, you can only block instances. Which has the downside of removing all of your existing relations. But then, in my time on here, there's been about two instances that I would have liked to block in entirety, but didn't because I wanted to keep following one or two persons on there.
In general, I still think that anonymity is an enabler, and I have seen little evidence that its removal makes for better online experiences (see Facebook).
Mastodon instance for people with Wildeboer as their last name