@fedilab He should get together with the guy on Twitter who thinks it's his job is policing how other men carry their papers around. They could form a club. XD
@fedilab Yes, it's deeply unfair to have a way to choose not to talk to certain people.
@fedilab These people are beyond ridiculous at this point.
@fedilab Idiot(s), it's them who we should ban from our side.
This is a complete joke. Communist crusaders, that's what they are. Talk about fascism and then do everything in their power to destroy people that don't conform to their demands. They are the ones harassing people, on the grounds of protecting you from harassment. If they had their way it would be firing squads and gulags, just like every country they ever came to power in.
The silver lining is all they will acomplish is blacklisting themselves out of the federation. Good riddance.
people putting groups of ppl in boxes depending on app, browser, OS, car they drive aso better move to north korea or similiar for their living but better not harras or throw hate against smart people seeing 360 degrees of this world. random user agent is cool because communism ideology could put preasure on users, groups of ppl and instance admins which should be avaided. we had this here in europe already till late 80's before former eastern europe opened.
@fedilab some people need some away time from the computer and need to be exposed to the real world. How do they function?
You read the link I attached. It's not about that point.
@fedilab Yes, I read it. It is irrelevant why a user wishes to filter out certain clients -- that is their choice. If they do not wish to see Fedilab users, for whatever reason, that is up to them. I understand it is hard to be impartial about this when it is your app that is being discussed in negative terms, but the base request is not invalid.
Because you also forgot that Fedilab is two years old and many people use it. That means blocking cool and nice accounts simply because they use Fedilab since years.
But, no matter, if an instance blocks the use of an app, it's easy to detect and create another client id. That will be transparent for the end user.
Also, people can hide the app that they use :)
I am ready to work on that if needed.
@fedilab It does not matter how cool or nice someone is -- if someone else wants to block them, they can do so for any reason. 🤷 Does Fedilab display app-names? If so, it is no different than what is being requested.
@trwnh yes, but the query looks like more an automatic way.
Obviously, next they will start to block anyone who is not using one of the party approved clients. Well, I'd say let them build a wall around their garden. But if you want to resist that, you'll probably want an ability to return a custom client string, not just null.
Okay, let me get this straight. There's open source apps that can be forked, modified and republished so that the users could, in theory, change the user agent to whatever they want.
Does user agent blocking have ANY significance at all?
>Does user agent blocking have ANY significance at all?
No, like blocking instances login. But if some admins try to block requests having a user agent containing Fedilab, the app will not be impacted.
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