twitter: your mastodon server admin reads every DM you send. they actually read them and assign a score
mastodon admins who roll their own: sorry everyone images aren't going to work for the next sixty-ninety years. what's a DM
99% of mastodon admins who are just normies who pay for shared hosting: we can't read dms. we can't even choose when to update. we can't even turn the lights off in this room
lead mastodon dev: actually they're "mentioned people only posts," hope this helps. Cheers!
@alex the wildest take on the birdsite i’ve seen so far is: ok companies only go into your personal data if they get a warrant but an instance admin is JUST A PERSON? THEY JUST READ ALL OF IT!
and like… wow, i don’t even know where to start when this level of trust is blindly extended to unvetted organisations, in an age where google analysed your ‘DMs’ (emails) for better ads and NSA people used their supersurveillance creepyshit to stalk women.
@gekitsu @alex I would much rather two individuals (my admin and the other person's admin) read my messages than many employees at an organization, or literally any algorithm
what's my admin gonna do with my matrix @ or checking up on moots going through crises? like he could dox me if I put my address but a) he has no reason to and b) I simply don't do that???
@raphaelmorgan right? i mean, it’s a fine thought when people start considering who they trust administrating the infrastructure they use.
but ffs, be realistic and consequent with the application of this newfound notion. just because trust was given without consideration doesn’t mean it was given well.
"but you have no legal protections" they screamed on a platform that was literally just purchased by a single dude who immediately scrapped all the regulation teams, declared himself the god king, fired everyone on the human rights, accountability and user protection teams, and doubled their working hours
@PennyOaken I am very sorry about your experience. I did not say I am not interested in reading DMs—since I use a hosting service I literally can’t. If you use a shared hosting platform nothing that requires command line access is available to you even if you wanted to. The other two types in the post refer to how mastodon dev often expends energy on renaming features or buttons while the issue page piles up with actual functionality issues. DMs have been renamed instead of fixed
@alex I'm busy enough with a $dayjob and other things that I wouldn't have the time to setup and remember how to query Postgres (because most of my experience is with MySQL and MariaDB). I'm pretty sure most people will not have to worry about this...
dads.cool is a Mastodon instance for dads, running the Hometown fork of Mastodon.