Hexbear users: Please avoid commenting on this thread! This sub is for midwest.social users / announcements. Y’all’s participation in yesterday’s thread, while understandable, made it really really hard for me to see what other users on my instance thought. Thanks!

The other thread got locked before I could jump in and voice my opinion as a midwest.social user lol.

Please don’t defederate from Hexbear! I’m a US-based leftist who’s sometimes uncomfortable with realllllyyyyy extreme leftists. But after looking through Hexbear’s content with an extraordinarily fine-toothed comb I failed to find anything that other user was talking about. It seems like a pretty standard leftist instance and has some great communities I’m enjoying following here. /c/urbanism@hexbear.net, /c/antifascism@hexbear.net, and /c/politics@hexbear.net are just a few of the really great communities I’ve found over there.

Obviously some of the communities could be uncomfortable for liberals lmao, but they can always block offending users or communities and hide them if they really want to. Scrolling through Hexbear I fail to see any communities that are anywhere near the level of ‘extremism’ of Lemmygrad, but even Lemmygrad I don’t have much of a problem with lol.

However I do think it’d be useful to have a private sub just for discussion with users here. I think what happened yesterday was somehow the thread here ended up trending on Hexbear, and Hexbear users responded as if it was just another post on their platform. It’d be useful if there was a way to restrict discussion on this sub to just users of midwest.social so that I can see what y’all think!

  • adroit balloon
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    687 months ago

    counterpoint: please do.

    one doesn’t have to go far to find posts of them comment-bombing in groups, trolling en-masse and generally being rude and abusive to other users. there’s a reason many other users are calling for defederation.

    it’s not a matter of their politics or beliefs. there’s just a high percentage of very rude people from that instance who enjoy trolling posts and which seems to have little or no moderation.

    • epicspongee [they/them or he/him]OP
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      317 months ago

      one doesn’t have to go far to find posts of them comment-bombing in groups, trolling en-masse and generally being rude and abusive to other users. there’s a reason many other users are calling for defederation.

      The way I heard them explain it is they don’t have downvotes, so they’re used to replying instead. There’s also a higher number of them as they’re one of the largest Lemmy instances:

      You asked about us. We came out in force to answer you. Why is that surprising or evidence of anything? We don’t have a downvote feature, so we’re used to responding when we disagree. And of course we’re going to defend ourselves.

      In that post yesterday I didn’t see anybody trolling or really being rude, in fact the top comments were very nice in explaining what was going on and why they thought the way they did.

      Do you have some examples of this behavior?

      • Dr. Wesker
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        397 months ago

        This isn’t your house, other people coexist here.

        • Whiskey Pickle
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          7 months ago

          that doesn’t mean wild raccoons (or those that behave like them) should

          • Dr. Wesker
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            187 months ago

            You sound pretty authoritarian, which is concerning.

            • Whiskey Pickle
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              27 months ago

              making ad hominem attacks when your ability to argue fails you. classy.

              and how does objecting to abusive trolls who refuse to follow community codes of conduct = “authoritarian”?

      • epicspongee [they/them or he/him]OP
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        257 months ago

        This is really rude tbh, I haven’t had any interactions with Hexbear users that would warrant this comparison.

        • Whiskey Pickle
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          127 months ago

          it’s rude of you to insist that your interactions are the only valid ones.

      • El Barto
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        47 months ago

        Man, you’re missing out on one hell of a time!