Some fediverse meta, I guess! Caveat: I am using the collective ‘antis’ cautiously, I know it can risk generalizing, but specifically in this case I am using it to denote fans who not only kinkshame but actively seek to have certain kinds of fanwork no-platformed.
I've noticed that twitter is getting to be a, er, hotbed of 'anti' sentiment lately, that ghastly 'callout' culture that affected Tumblr spreading over there. I've been seeing people deal with it with grace and acerbic wit (e.g. @SulaSafeRoom
, respect). With fediverse in mind, I am wondering two things.
1.I know that the fanzilla Mothership is going to be a neutral party, wisely illustrating that neutrality by describing how it will support 'HTP instances and anti instances'. I think that's an excellent plan. Though, I mean, OTW also offered to support antis in developing their own platform, I think, when some demanded AO3 to remove whole categories of works? -- and they didn't want that, since the defining quality of the fans I am talking about is that they don’t want there to exist ANY platform for the work or see it, not just that they have their own safe space. So I am wondering how that might play out in a fediverse context.
2.I adore fandom fediverse already. I’m aware of those non-fan fediverse environments where harassment and kind of cascade (not sure of the tech word?) of attacks played out to try and get specific users offline. Antis did exactly that to some people I know on tumblr, in some cases harassing them to the point of leaving fandom entirely. I am hopeful, though, that there would be barriers to that in fandom fediverse.
because of your extensive fediverse knowledge and also sharing some of my interests :grin_offline: Also tagging @cesperanza
because I am very curious how OTW has handled that in the past.)