#RageLove PSA

We are defederating from kolektiva.social starting today.

We cannot stress enough the need for decentralization of online spaces so all voices, the erased ones in particular, can be heard in a caring way.

@admin is there any explanation you can point to about this at all? Thanks

@ikora Like Dumi said, its being done out of an overabundance of caution for the protection of our users. Kolektiva has almost 5k users now and last I'd heard, only 1 Admin (it could have changed by now). For scale, RL has 76 users but 3 Admin and 2 Mods and even between the 5 of us there's still a lot of work to do.

its just concerning that such a large instance with open registration has so little oversight.

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@glitter @ikora they have a lot more admins now actually, I'm in contact with the Kolektiva mods and they're very proactive about dealing with issues.

are you considering refederating at some point in the future, or at least changing it to a silence so communications aren't totally lost?

@keith @ikora One of our mods contacted Kolektiva mods yesterday afternoon shortly after defederation and established a conversation with them. The defed isn't permanent, we agreed on that collectively. We'll be revisiting the decision soon to discuss re-federation because genuinely most of us dont want to completely lose contact with them.

@glitter @keith that’s really really cool and I’m happy that folks are willing to put in a bit of effort to keeping relationships going. It’s a great sign. And thank you for following up. I don’t object or anything. I’m just trying to learn and understand things here. Thank you for helping with that.

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