an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

Dear fediverse:

Fascism joining the fediverse is extremely bad, and we have to do something about it. But please, please, please: give me two weeks before you roll out any new solutions. Some of the solutions being proposed look like they will make the situation better but will make it much worse.

I am dropping nearly everything to write a demo and spec explaining how to do things right. Please give me two weeks. I've been preparing for this.

an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

As a hint as to why the current solutions aren't going to work, I'll point you to what happened when Mastodon rolled out direct messages with OStatus, but they *weren't really* private messages. An admirable attempt but it needed a different approach.

I believe this could be like that, but 10x worse. I've been studying what will happen under different approaches and trying hard to figure out how to map a solution onto what we have.

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an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

@cwebber Speaking as director of a group that's whole point is helping folk in really oppressive places talk, I agree with your concerns. Obviously I can't endorse your plan since I haven't seen it, but I'm similarly urging caution.

an appeal to the fediverse regarding anti-abuse 

@emsenn @cwebber same, that's why we stopped some of the things which were almost coming through on our end.

There's both technical and social aspects to take into account here, and while I feel like we're doing pretty okay in the social, the technical need to be well thought through and paced.

Yes there is a sense of urgency, but we've known this was coming, we can wait a little longer if it means doing it right

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