@selea I don't think so, but he's looking for somewhere other than Twitter to go.
We already have a celebrity. And we're quite happy with him.
@ChrisWere @selea If Joe or any other celeb of his sort want to find a fedi place it is well within their means to create their own server so they should do it that way. That way they can fully appreciate what it is to moderate their community and it would be considerate to all the other fedi admins out there who could then just silence or block said instance to contain the trash as they see fit. It isn't like there isn't already a number of instances that are already pretty insular out there.
There is also a good chance they would voluntarily isolate themselves. Joe's fans probably tend towards being insecure and emotionally fragile and would appreciate a space where they could safely be regressive without confrontation. Gab basically isolated themselves, and counter social, and I bet truth.social will not federate widely for long if they do at all since Trumpists really can't handle the truth.
@gmate8 No good would ever come from him being here and the kind of attention he would give this place.
@gmate8 Ok, it's not a totally serious point.
But that being said, it's not really about what he 'did', but rather the impact that he and his followers would have on the social community.
IE not a good one.
@gmate8 All growth is not the same and not all growth is healthy.
If a million people join the Fediverse tomorrow, misunderstanding what it is and why we use it, it will become a worse place. In my opinion.
It could demoralise a number of people who've made the Fediverse what it is today. The short term growth could lead to collapse if it loses its foundational citizens.
If this place turns into Gab or Gettr, I'm so gone.
@ChrisWere I wouldn't be keen on it for the chaos it would cause. The thing with any large group shifting here is that I think it would bring more of a Twitter mentality to this sphere. I'd probably have to look into setting up my own server just to have better control of the situation if Rogan or some other person with a huge following migrated to the fediverse.
I would way prefer Rogan to start a mastodon instance than encourage everyone to join some new centralized thing that won't federate.
His followers deserve liberation too!
The fediverse is for making things interoperable. It should be for all, even your enemies. You can always block or ban.
Not that Rogan is my enemy. He's mostly alright. I wish he'd start a podcast, but there seems to be nothing my RSS reader can subscribe to any more. 🤷
PS: You should definitely start your own server regardless. More the merrier. :)
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