@June Yes ! English is not my main language so it's difficult to debate in it for me, but i'll try.
If i understand well, If Laurelai "chain block" someone, i will be blocked too by her if i follow that person ? (that's what i understood).
In that case it's a very dangerous feature. These days my TL is full of war between bofa and its allies versus laurelai and her allies. I don't want to be double chain blocked by both sides because my neutral and personal choices of following..
@Roland @Laurelai Thank you for explaining. Yes, if you follow someone who is, for some reason, causing some shit, you'll likely get blocked as well. It seems that you take offense to this because you're "innocent" of anything in the scenario.
This is the point of disagreement: When an abusive person is tasking their followers to abuse a target, you as a follower of theirs are not innocent. You are at best, a bystander doing nothing to help the target, and at worst, a participant.
@June @Laurelai I think you forget one thing: This network is international and some people have no idea about what's going on, who are against who, who are the harassers, who are the victims, etc..
Second point. If i listen to the others, Laurelai is the devil. If i listen to Laurelai, the other camp is the devil. Who is the real devil here? i don't know and i don't wanna choose a side. That's what this idea will force us to do. Always choose a side. That's not my idea of a sane social network
@June @Roland the ironic part is, of course, that laurelai is a serial rapist who accuses her accusers of being abusers and tries to excuse her own actions on technicalities and forced recantation so anyone who follows and stands for her is kinda at best a bystander doing nothing and at worst a participant :)
you're just crashing into someone's "i opened an issue" toot with "this is a terrible idea for 3631 reasons" and then got really snide about a "no it isn't" response and dug your heels in.
This concludes my interaction with you. Further response on this thread to me and I'm blocking you.
@Laurelai That was by far one of the best plugins I had for Birdsite (so long as the person had less than 4000 or so followers because it'd time out the API otherwise)
But the number of times I'd go to a garbage person Nazi supporter's follower list and see that I already was blocking the entire first page of their followers was a very reaffirming feeling.
I try to block exceptionally shitty people when I see them, but for the most part I don't even see people that call for harassment. There's a chance I might only see 30% of my contacts.
@Laurelai @brainblasted one possibility might be a rating system for your contacts, where favorable interactions move someone up on the scale, and it's possible to downgrade people incrementally at any time.
You could have some kind of threshold that says "only accept interactions for people at this baseline level and up"
It could probably still be gamed in some way, but Hubzilla has this and it's not a bad way to filter out people quickly.
@Laurelai @brainblasted in Hubzilla, every contact basically has a slider on their account that denotes what their relationship is to you, from close friend to mortal enemy. It would require manual work to adjust your contacts, but you could denote all the bad actors.
Maybe combined with the "block all their followers" concept, you could have "block all followers below this threshold" to root out the worst of them
Like, "x amount of this person's followers are people you and your followers are engaged with"
At the very least it could be used to represent people who have a lot of followers outside of your own network, surfacing a potential troll stat