@mastodon devs: Can I add an outside instance to my local timeline? Is that possible, or am I stuck in my own hood?
The year is 2019. bofa.lol has grown so massive that the bank of america has taken notice, and brought the instance to court in an attempt to get at the domain name.
"It stands for something other than bank of america for us" @selfagency says in defense on the stand.
"What else could it possibly stand for?" asks the bank lawyer.
A grin crosses the collective fediverse's face and all villains are vanquished at once as the sacred words are spoken, and granted the maximum possible power from all the stolen labor time and caused anguish held in the souls of the banking shareholders and lawyers in attendance is released.
The world is brought to peace and is then ran by socialism just the day after, and everybody lived happily ever after.
twitter is a place where i had a lot of fun and met a lot of important people in my life and i have few actual complaints with the ways in which that service enriched my life
that said it has also been a source and enabler of various toxicities -- including but not limited to amplifying wildly corrosive voices and warping our political discourse further and further -- and for this and other reasons using it felt more and more unethical and damaging (to me)
Everyone thought following @helldude over would be twitter helldude unleashed but he out here spitting wisdom, being worried about the youngins and shit. This site is sensational.
Not that I was his biggest fan, I am not crowing about him getting kicked out of .cloud.
I think a certain population on these instances (I won't say who, but they often have flags/symbols in their names) need to not be so sensitive as to not even allow a low-key notable personality in their midsts. If you all want a hugbox, where no baddies exist, there are instances like that available to flee to. On larger general instances like this one, you may perhaps need to suck it up and deal.