This is an admin post, intended for blahaj lemmy users. Top level posts from members of other instances will be removed.

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Edit - Hexbear announced plans to deferedate from us.

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After recent events, it feels to me that sentiment has shifted and more people are asking for defederation of hexbear than previously

I’ve been doing my best to try and mend bridges and keep us connected, as it’s my hope that we can maintain trans solidarity and work with them, despite the friction, however, ultimately, I feel that this is an issue for the blahaj lemmy community to decide, not the admins alone

So here’s what we’re going to do

We’re going to leave things as they are for a week. That will give time for things to calm down whilst we see if we can work together. After a week, I’ll put up a vote and get a feel for where the community is at in regards to our continued federation with hexbear. That poll will run for a week. If there is a strong will to defederate (a clear majority), then that’s what we will do

  • @threegnomes
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    588 months ago

    hexbear users are trying to stir so much shit, we’re better off without them

    • katy ✨
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      8 months ago

      they honestly just seem like reactionary kids no different than the maga kids who only want to show up and argue and there’s really no chance in getting positive contributions from them. 🤷‍♀️

      my kingdom for a user level instance block function from lemmy

      • Echidna (Fae/Faer)
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        8 months ago

        Two years ago a Hexbear mod (transcomrade69) harassed me (by calling out my username among many) into reading Leslie Feinberg’s Trans Liberation : Beyond Blue and Pink.

        Possibly one of the most significant events in altering the trajectory of my entire life.

        Yes, we can be too rambunctious at times. Yes I view present politics and past history through a lens of dialectical and historical materialism.

        Yes we will likely have significant contradictions on many issues which are impossible to resolve through the Internet where we’ve already entrenched our positions. But were you on my verandah with a good duriff maybe we’d get somewhere.

        I think both communities will regret this and broadly the future looks bleak for everyone, but extra bleak for Trans and Non-binary folk everywhere.

        • Echidna (Fae/Faer)
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          Leslie Feinberg also wrote a very good book on Cuba, ranging from pre-colonial history to the early 20th century, to the revolution, the UMAP camps, the HIV crisis and the rough present it’s free to read here