Re: Discord banning wallstreetbets:

We just might be living in a world where multi-billion dollar hedge funds are hiring people to type "n̷͕̘͝i̵͖͋̆g̴̨̼̀g̴͎̜̀ê̷̡͉̅r̶̜̣͗" in chat channels in a desperate attempt to avoid bankruptcy.

"We blocked all bad words with a bot, which should be enough, but apparently if someone can say a bad word with weird unicode icelandic characters and someone can screenshot it you don't get to hang out with your friends anymore."

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@pete people feign being shocked every time this happens and then they just keep using Discord. I find it harder to get bothered by this stuff, everyone knows this is how it works. If you use discord or other compromised platforms you simply don't deserve to be communicate.

@crunklord420 What is the best decentralized/federated alternative to discord right now anyway?

Not sure I've ever actually used discord, lol.

@pete @crunklord420 Same. I don't know what it is. I always thought it was just another Skype.

@verretor @pete @crunklord420 its basically Slack / MS Teams (Skype) but with voice calls

@M @pete @crunklord420 I've never used Slack or the other thing you've mentioned that I never heard of.

@verretor @pete @crunklord420 fair lol
discord is basically a collection of chat rooms that are either text or voice
it kinda sucks tbh
@pete I run a Matrix server (synapse). It's far from perfect. Namely the server implementation (synapse) is really, really, bad. They're working on a new implementation called Dendrite which hopefully should make things better. It also has a terrible VOIP system (a clumsy Jitsi integration that's basically a non-starter).

Otherwise it has federation, E2EE, easy server-side media hosting (for posting memes).
@pete @crunklord420 Matrix / Element I guess but you don't get voice calls with it as far as I know

@pete @crunklord420

Doesn't check all the boxes but Sphinx chat is leveraging LN key send payments to deliver messages in a chat protocol

@crunklord420 @pete Does Reddit actually believe they are this big influence over Wall Street? :smug2:

The bannings are probably happening, but any exercise of censorship is good enough for the left to reinforce and normalize their ideology. The more the better. The number of people censored on social media who had no influence in the world whatsoever in much bigger than the number of important people who got censored.
@crunklord420 @pete At some point in the last 20 years, technology veered in a "make it instant and easy for everyone so you get normies to scale up the user base" mode. The products that survived the market over the last 10 years are not designed to be the best, they're designed to be accessible. Normal users (like random groups of day traders) don't think about security, or censorship, or that far off day in the future when a corporate police state might spring up over the course of 2 months and declare them Public Enemy #1. They think about "how can we get something going in 15 minutes that all my friends can easily join?" I'd like to think the next software trend is going to spit out a wave of secure, un-censorable products. But the "maximize user base" trend won out because a large user base is more profitable. I enjoy the fediverse and the alt tech picking up the slack from Parler and Discord, but I don't see its path to establishing a dominant model.

@pete I used Cyrillic characters on Twitter for swear words such as "fuсk" and "СOVID".

@pete lol it probably got banned because it’s impossible to moderate a 250,000 user big discord
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