Big boost of 72 users new users the last 24 hours (Usually its about 10 users a day here). Not sure how long it will last but I want to welcome you all. Feel free to message me anytime if you have questions or just want to chat.

For those of you curious of the source it is most likely coming from the drama regarding the Indian judge and Twitter. He was wrongfully banned there and made a public statement about moving to mastodon. Several people followed in his footsteps in protest.

I'd imagine most of us here probably left under similar circumstances, fear of abusive moderation.

@freemo I am not sure how long the surge will last. If liberal left -leaning India abandons twitter for good then we can expect right wing/ Trolls to migrate here soon. Whoever it is (including myself), I secretly hope that they don't spoil .

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@Karthikdeva Well thats why we have moderators. We require people to be respectful with eachother and not to engage people who have asked to be left alone.

So while a right-winger is of course most welcome here trolls from either side, left or right, would not be tolerated because of our rules. Ususally we just talk to them and it resolves itself, it rarely has to resort in a ban. Most people are pretty respectful when they are treated the same way, which is why its just not been an issue here really.

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