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Unfortunately, I have found a number of right-wing asshats and at least one obvious antisemite while searching the #socialism tag, but exactly zero socialists (I only got through about a dozen posts before I gave up, because blocking people causes the page to reload).

This is an enormous downside to being on Friendica as opposed to #Mastodon.

(they were hosted on #diaspora and #pluspora, not #Friendica)

Blocking only "filters" users by collapsing their posts, saying they're filtered, and still showing you every single tag on their post.
#socialism #diaspora #pluspora #Friendica) anticommunism (x) antisemitism (x) fediverse (x) Friendica (x) Mastodon (x)

Ah! There are two ways to block people. "Block" and "Block Author". I made an assumption that because "Block Author" was more specific, "Block" would only block that post, while "Block Author" would block the... author.

Using "Block" removes them from view. Using "Block Author" filters them. Not very intuitive, but... there you have it. #Friendica

It was apparently just a few bad apples. Now that they're blocked the search is much cleaner. Thank god for useful block features!

(I only got through about a dozen posts before I gave up, because blocking people causes the page to reload).
such situations, i tend to open new tabs.

inspired me to have a poke around the same

@Digit I think the reason I wasn't using new tabs is because opening profiles in a new tab takes you away from your own instance (so you don't have the block option). If there's a quick way to open their profile within Friendica so that I can block it then I just haven't found it yet

People misuse tags sometimes. Also Friendica-Diaspora-Hubzilla part of the network is a bit less active than Mastodon so we have less of everything so maybe the right posts just didn't get to your server yet :)

P.S. I consider myself socialist, leaning to it more than to anything else at least :)

I consider myself socialist
i find identifications dangerous. risky of cognitive dissonances and conflations, ripe for being abused as a puppet with an overly binary conception obviating diversities and nuances. certainly with singularly worded identifications at least. i prefer maps. get at least 2 dimensions then, and if wanting to identify, can at least utter increased accuracies that are less readily usurped, and more readily measured too.

so i've changed my wording, away from identification, and away from the singular.

...

i like anarcho socialism. i find favour with libertarian socialism.

keeps me free to think, able to consider other political philosophies without my limbic system reflexively fighting to defend my position abruptly as if it were my life, and reduces misconceptions of others who might have missed such a distinction were possible, presuming all socialism/socialists of some like ilk of authority or some other wholly unnecessary non-intrinsic aspect.

just some food for thought. :) (thanks @Alexander (& @Jessica L. Hacker) for cueing that suggestion)

@Digit I mean sure, if that works for you, that's partially why I describe myself as Leninist Leaning instead of Leninist, but I think at a certain point it becomes possible to be confident and active in your beliefs enough to own up to it. I'm a communist, and it's only the tactics which I'm not entirely set on.

If you aren't confident in your own beliefs it can be easy to be swayed by others in order to fit in, so I do understand the hesitation to commit lol

@Digit I mean sure, if that works for you, that’s partially why I describe myself as Leninist Leaning instead of Leninist, but I think at a certain point it becomes possible to be confident and active in your beliefs enough to own up to it. I’m a communist, and it’s only the tactics which I’m not entirely set on.
ew. lenin. that in my mind is having taken a wrong turn at marx. n_n headed stalinwards. i much prefer freedom. bakunin ftw. :)
If you aren’t confident in your own beliefs it can be easy to be swayed by others in order to fit in, so I do understand the hesitation to commit lol
i'm cautiously confident in my intention of #non-belief., and to exorcise any belief as soon as found, to spare me falling into stubborn minded arrogant presumptive cognitive dissonance of convictions, rife with the combative hostility escalations that come along with them when confronted with those with contrary beliefs/identifications/convictions. in my experience, non-belief is rarely understood by beliefists, never even considered, presuming a necessity of belief.

@Digit

That's really pretentious. I believe that oppression should be eradicated, and I believe that oppressors usually have contrary beliefs. This causes a bit of combative hostility. Some violence, even.

It sounds like you do still believe. You just seem to believe that refusing to take sides gives you the moral high ground.

i find identifications dangerous. risky of cognitive dissonances and conflations
@Digit, I am all right with identifications because I always assume they are flexible and people might define them slightly (or not so slightly) differently. If there is mutual interest we can always go into details later.

By the way your compass puts me right in the middle between the center and Left-Libertarian. Sounds about right :)

really pretentious
?? what where now?
I believe that oppression should be eradicated
yeah, on the face of it, seems like an inherently good & important idea to me, that we need get rid of oppression (~ how's another matter, to which the overt oppositional phrasing/approach may prove counter-productive in some areas/scenarios). though, i strain to see no contradiction with that and your prior professing to lean towards lenin.

it's been many years since i looked into lenin, so i might have another refresher course curiosity poke, but i think it highly unlikely i'll be won over and think leninism a political philosophy of liberation and emancipation.
It sounds like you do still believe
anything specific? i ask, so i can contemplate/meditate on it n watch the belief dissolve in the broader considerations.
You just seem to believe that refusing to take sides gives you the moral high ground.
well, sorry for that. it doesnt seem that way from here (though am trying to see it like that). .... show more