I will stop here with by removing the block feature inside the app in the next release.

My motivations:

- I didn't receive a reply from Google policy team about a potential ban of the application.
- Without the previous risk, I clearly think that's not my role. I can't hard-code instance blocks especially when every tools are here for that.
- If you want a strong block, it's in the hands of social network developers or your admins.

Suivre

That's over framagit.org/tom79/fedilab/com

I would only block an instance if I receive a clear ban warning from a store.
Without that it will be out of my role.

@fedilab
Thank you.

In these polarized times, it makes an important statement: that users should be free to choose who they listen to, and that we are all human and can share the benefits of wonderful free software like #fedilab

@jhol @fedilab Well said. it's important to see both sides of an argument so people can form a well informed opinion. I wish people would understand this works both ways instead of attacking people for it.

@fedilab thank you for taking the action that you feel is right. Fedilab is your software, developed by you, and you have the right to make decisions about how it functions.

@fedilab
Sorry but if you think it's a sensible idea to enable (and thus support) a network of Nazis and people who dispute others right to life on the basis of their heritage, skin color or sexuality your wrong. I can't in no good conscience use or recommend fedilab under this circumstances but have to actively warn people. Very sorry I've liked fedilab from the beginning.

@sandzwerg @fedilab I warmly recommend fedilab, because it doesn't hide the negative aspects of society like the big corporations and cucks who want to disneyfy everything until the entire world is fucking Goofy.

@maxmustermann @sandzwerg @fedilab This is fantastic news, and I'm happy to see Fedilab stand by principle. I was already planning to leave Tusky, but now I guess Fedilab is my new best friend.

@sandzwerg
No, he isn't supporting those bastards. It is not his responsibility as an app developer for a "fediverseinteractor" to keep the fediverse safe from racism, bigotry, etc. It is ours, the users. That's the point of federation. Let the idiots have their playground, but don't let them spill their poison in our soup. Ask your instance admin to ban this f**kers, that's the right place.
@fedilab

@sthaydn @fedilab everyone needs to do his part and he's neglecting to do his.

@sandzwerg
I understand your motivation. And you are right that everyone should take responsibility. But still I think there is no need to integrate it inside the app. And after reading a lot of threads about it, I got the impression we are on gab right now. Please calm down everyone.
@fedilab is aware of his responsibility, and sure will take actions his way.

@sthaydn @sandzwerg @fedilab why should we calm down when discussing a group of people who want to genocide others? We should be hindering them at every single opportunity.

@measlytwerp With calm down I have meant not getting insulting towards an app developer, who didn't do what some people wanted. That was really disgusting. Otherwise, you are absolutely right and my instance will block those bastards very soon. That's where the block should happen. @sandzwerg @fedilab

@sandzwerg
Based on your logic, @torproject should start blocking to the left and to the right various bad people as well.
How far can you go with that? America should block some south States for supporting Confederates?
Humanity should block sex, cause there are so many bad people have appeared in the result of sex?
@fedilab

@Azt3c @torproject @fedilab your comparison is bad and don't hold up at all. But yes you punch Nexus you don't fuck them.

@fedilab The choice is yours.

If you ever decide to change your mind, my blog post defending Tusky's choice could easily apply to your app too:

cjslep.com/c/blog/on-tusky-ric

@cj hey, thanks for this post! It is really helpful!

@fedilab
I don't support that bastards at all. But I support you in your decision.

@fedilab thank you for showing your position, personal beliefs, and character with this decision. It has shown me that we have very different beliefs about what the role of an app developer & fediverse participant is, and what it should be. I appreciate this transparency.

If you revisit this decision in the future I'll reconsider your position with good faith and no prejudice.

For now though you're out of my use and recommendation list.

@fedilab have you read this? Consider this as an option if that happens. You can branch it per-store.

>Telegram got booted from Apple’s App Store because it hosted “inappropriate content”; it was restored within 48 hours after new filters were put in place. Now, when attempting to visit some neo-Nazi or racist meme channels on an iPhone—for example, one called “There Is No Political Solution”—you’ll encounter a message that reads: “Unfortunately, this channel couldn’t be displayed on your device because it violates Apple App Store Review Guidelines, section 1.1.1.” The same channel can be found if you aren’t using an Apple device.
@fedilab This guy (@crunklord420) is right.
- Fork it (only if absolutely necessary) for individual stores. This minimizes the ability of these crazies to organize against you and makes their lives much harder.
- Maintain the default version that does not block anything on OpenSource platforms and on markets that did not place any restrictions on you.

I am sorry that you have to go through all this trouble. Developers should not have to be put through all this political bullshit, which only seeks to hamper the ability to code freely.

@usermeme
@crunklord420
I didn't get your messages in my notifications. Yes, that's a really good idea if one day Google Play bans the application for that reason.

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