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@ashfurrow I have no plans to start challenging codes of conduct, but I'm curious what you mean by "across the Fediverse" there. Feel free to not answer, of course, I'm not trying to stir trouble up. :)
@tewha I mean, for example, that a local user breaking the CoC by harassing remote users on the fediverse isn’t acceptable. Does that make sense?
@ashfurrow Yeah, though it sounds like more than it means? Don't know how you would rephrase, though.
My thinking originally was it meant that Bob, having an account on m.t, couldn't also have an account on some sort of porn instance and post porn there.
That's probably a bad example, because that one might actually be reasonable. Other restrictions might. If a guy is swindling people from another instance and you knew, you wouldn't want him either. :)
@ashfurrow Again, this is meant more hypothetically than seriously, so if you feel I'm leading you into a trap (even unintentionally) feel free to ignore me. :) It's just an interesting problem that phrase made me think of.
@tewha ah yeah, makes sense.
@ashfurrow The whole point of this technology is that it's distributed, right? And yet as part of that I see no reason an admin would have to tolerate anyone they don't want to, even if that person is behaving for _them._ The user can just find another instance, after all.
@ashfurrow Sorry for rambling at you. Probably not something you wanted this morning. :)
@fadelkon @tewha for sure. In _most_ cases I've come across while administering m.t, an empathetic approach has resulted in reported users saying "oh I didn't realize my words hurt this person, I'll apologize." Sometimes they pack up and leave, but a lot of the time they were just unaware of the impact of their words. I lead with empathy, but I'm also not willing to negotiate with trolls/etc.
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