Idea:

A sign up form with

โ˜‘๏ธ I Am A Robot

At the end, and a message that says

โŒ Thank you for your honesty. Unfortunately we are not currently allowing robots to make accounts

If it's selected.

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I wonder if calling them โ€˜conspiracy *theorists*โ€™ lends too much weight to their shenanigans.

Like, there are actual, legit theorists in other fields doing amazing work.

What if we called them something like โ€˜conspiracy peddlersโ€™ instead? The Oxford definition seems to match up pretty well. toot.cafe/media/G5bVW4kSaa0Sla

This whole #Tumblr debacle just goes to show that AI led community moderation is not only a failure but a dangerous one at that.

It would seem that the premise of AI as sold to the general public through mass media is far off into the future and certainly not ready to be making decisions on the behalf of humans,

The problem goes further than Tumblr, various governments are beginning to clamp down on social media with the UK having recently made demands that automation be put in place to take down content that is inappropriate citing child safety as the moral panic of choice to get the public on side.

Moderators should be thought of as akin to doctors in the real world. In the UK for example there are on average 2.8 doctors for every 1000 people; how many moderators do you think organisations such as Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook have for every 1000 accounts? This is why automation is "key" to their moderating at a cost that enabled their service to be "free."

Nobody want to pay for their social media do they?

Arguably the Fediverse is a solution to this, with many instances with 10K or less active users, they can often keep the moderators per 1000 users within an acceptable range.

However moderation isn't free and in the case of the Fediverse it is entirely donated time kindly given up by volunteers. As instances grow, there may become a point when we have to take a strong look at ourselves and maybe begin crowd funding the Fediverse to keep it a pleasant place to be social within.

Oh yikes, I wonder if cybre.space is down because of the new people from Tumblr?

I promise I won't just use this alt to post about cybre.space being down, but that's my main reason for using it...

Decided to arrange a welcome for Tumblr refugees, so Toot! is 50% off on the App Store today! Grab it now if you haven't - this is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as any future sale will not be the same sale as this one, which is the Tumblr refugee sale.

Go go go! itunes.apple.com/app/toot/id12

It's a good client. It's the best client. Well, it is at least the client with the most secret easter egg games.

Just unfollowed most of the bots I was following and dang, what a difference! It's all just people!

Cool, I have a scifi.fyi account now! I went looking for a good general alt instance that uses Glitch-flavored Mastodon, and this place is perfect.

Hello everyone! My main account is @Alamantus, but I really like the Glitch interface, so I may start using this one a little more!

Ok, probably not, but if I start using the web interface more than an iOS app, then yeah, for sure. ๐Ÿ‘โ€‹

Whoa dang, this place has a bajillion custom emojos, too. Nice.

๐Ÿš€ Scifi!

Scifi.Fyi is a general-purpose mastodon instance that seeks to foster a welcoming and inclusive community!

We run glitch-soc, a version of mastodon with experimental new features!

We also host our own version of Pinafore, an entirely new frontend for Mastodon, at starship.scifi.fyi. Try it out!