@firstname.lastname@example.org a company called purism, which is a pretty good company which is high praise from me considering i fucking hate companies, is setting up a suite of services based on open technology, including "social" based on mastodon and "chat" based on matrix, and they hired Eugen to do some customizations for their Mastodon fork, and one of them was to remove the reporting functionality.
people are upset because they feel like the rebranding is shady (it's not really, it's just not clear enough yet) and assume they're not contributing upstream (they are) but the reporting thing is An Issue and a bunch of instances are blocking it because of it
@knotteye @email@example.com its not supposed to be walled off though
i THINK the idea is they want it to be something that users have full personal control over and the removing reports is kind of an idealistic expression of that
@knotteye @firstname.lastname@example.org oh i didn't even notice, yeah you can't DM for some reason
i think this is because they don't want people to assume that there's privacy or encryption on private or DM posts?
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