decided to check up on counter.social its still awful lmao
i cant imagine being such a dipshit HACKERMAN PERSONA that you think you've done heavy modifications to mastodon by adding a radio scanner and blocking a few proxy servers and north korean and syrian ip blocks and can't figure out how to merge upstream to not be using some oldshit version
other facts: using third party apps requires COSOPRO, instead of loading normally it has a stupid loading interstitial, and i literally always connect to it with a proxy because i find that shit hilarious
this is their emoji. such a wide selection available with all those cosopro dollars mirite folks. the kim jeong un one has a racist code for it racist. the rake one is "rake america great again" pretty much all the non sequitor ones are from some shitty hotbutton lib shit that got them hopped up for like 5 minutes, and of course, theres WilLongAndProsper
woah ok there's some history with these nerds, i knew eugen hasnt been... too happy about them but i didnt know he used mastodon twitter account to actually talk about what it does wrong in detail
ahahaha so if you modify mastodon you're supposed to make your changes public right? so of course there's a git repo so jesterhackermans doesnt get in hot water:
but if this is to be believed they only made one set of modifications to it and haven't made any changes to counter.social to a year so they're either violating the AGPL or they haven't done shit for a year lmaooo
which also probably explains why they have all that goofy php shit for COSOGOLD or whatever since it's arguably not modifying the original software
ahaha any time you copy an image on counter.social it adds a watermark to it OMEGA LUL
look at this fabulous boomer meme that totally originated from counter.social!! its domain wide too, it happened when i copypasted their ridiculous trollbot explanation image from one of the FAQ pages, not just posts people make
@anna "PRO ONLY" does that imply what I think it implies
@anna Jester Actual's Home for Wayward Game Theory Fans.
@Zero_Democracy holy fucking shit i need WITCHES PRO GOLD to MEGA CHANNEL this
@Zero_Democracy update: still absolutely losing my shit at how funny this is
@anna This is like how they'd walk up and down the aisles with credit card readers at Est seminars before starting them.
@Zero_Democracy i had never heard of est seminars and... wow ok this sure is a thing
@anna They've internalized bot paranoia so thoroughly that they need pseudoscientific identification of the phantoms in real time. Fucking amazing.
@anna Scrolling Terminator text vision for the hashtag-resistance set.
@grainloom @anna The problem here is that resistance liberals in particular use "bot" as a dismissive slang term to dehumanize and make foreign in a borderline McCarthyist manner at this point. For whatever theorizing about actual bots in the literal sense of the term may be done, that's not how they use it and that's not the problem they're attacking.
@anna Point it at one of mine, I'm curious.
@Zero_Democracy it only works on coso
@anna LMAO that is so fucking egomaniacal, like the masses of devious foreign enemies may descend on the instance any day and start infiltrating it.
@anna I like the cool image buttons they have on the page
@anna fun fact that exact squabble is what got me blockt by jester for calling him out on his grift and general jingoism
@trwnh oh hey there you are! i saw you mentioned in that thread haha
@anna @Zero_Democracy the timeline was kinda like this
1) c.s created, advertised aggressively by j stans on twitter
2) people notice the bs "we block 7 (((hostile nation))) for hating our freedums" promoted heavily on the front page, they call this out
3) j and his stans engage in flimsy logic to prove why they aren't jingoist / us-nationalists
4) a lot of instances choose to block c.s because fuck that noise
5) j uses this as an excuse to force logins, breaking federation as a side effect
wellllll they forcefully redirected all requests like that to /web, so that you had to login to view anything
which is a problem because putting anyone's profile into the search bar now redirects to Not Their Profile
@anna @Zero_Democracy so if i paste witches.live/@anna into the search bar of the webapp, mastodon will dutifully fetch firstname.lastname@example.org and parse that and pull up your profile so i can follow you
but if you paste something like counter.social/@anna then it would Not Work because their web server would instead serve a redirect (which is not a valid activitypub Actor for obvious reasons)
@trwnh @Zero_Democracy oh geez. also a problem because thats how instances get remote content, you probably know this but for any onlookers, like if you find a toot you want to load in your local instance but your instance doesn't know it exists, you can copy and paste that link into search to force it to load. your instance will go and fetch it when you do.
@anna @Zero_Democracy the issue was redirecting all GET requests to a login page so that you couldn't view public pages at all. so federation broke entirely by accident bc you couldn't fetch remote toots from their instance. and then they doubled down on it and pretended like it was on purpose, bc the fediverse was so full of ~bots and bad actors~ of course, and they weren't
a few months later it went full grift and added the bs trackers and radio scanners and whatnot.
@anna peak techbro
@reforgedonion this guy is the biggest fuckin bootlicker ive ever seen
Fuck, I forgot counter.social was a thing. This is exactly what I'd expect would happen
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