@freemo still, qoto is blocked by multiple other instances, so we'll have to move eventually anyway.
@ypc_bunsen just to add: in the end I am staying on QOTO for the tech features I value. Works for me. And thanks to @freemo for the supporting admin and devel work.
@FailForward @ypc_bunsen @freemo I did consider moving or having an alt but I’m not sure I really want to interact people who already blocked me transitively by blocking QOTO. All because they didn’t like the personality of an admin or one outreach attempt(in the most recent round of blocking).
I am missing out on other’s voices that aren’t involved in the blocking but at the same time for me the decision is to stay. I get that some people when they say free speech mean hate speech, and I have blocked those people. But I also don’t agree with people on the other side of the spectrum that block entire swathes of people for the reason they don’t like an opinion or a style of communicating.
On a personal note, there have always been a handful of super radicalized servers on both sides that have large block lists... that describes anyone who blocks us... they are almost entierly toxic and looking for a fight. The types of servers that block us are the kind that it is a GOOD thing because otherwise it just welcomes abuse.
Any server you move to will eventually be blocked by these same servers. If you manage not to get pblocked you will at the very least be walled in with them and not see any of the bulk of the Fediverse by that point.
@ypc_bunsen @freemo Given your response, you were going to move off QOTO because you thought you didn't share its policy towards "free speech", without knowing what that policy actually was?
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
Are you sure you are going to improve your situation by moving?
This is just an unfortunate property of fediverse. Either you are on an instance which is blocking other instances, so you don't see their content, or you are on one of blocked ones, so you can see others' stuff but cannot interact - most of the time a mixture of the two. I find it really unfortunate and tried to sort it our for myself, but finally dropped the issue. Apart from running your own instance, I wonder is there even an open instance of any significance/history which allows its users to see everything and be heard everywhere?