Hexbear users: Please avoid commenting on this thread! This sub is for midwest.social users / announcements. Y’all’s participation in yesterday’s thread, while understandable, made it really really hard for me to see what other users on my instance thought. Thanks!
The other thread got locked before I could jump in and voice my opinion as a midwest.social user lol.
Please don’t defederate from Hexbear! I’m a US-based leftist who’s sometimes uncomfortable with realllllyyyyy extreme leftists. But after looking through Hexbear’s content with an extraordinarily fine-toothed comb I failed to find anything that other user was talking about. It seems like a pretty standard leftist instance and has some great communities I’m enjoying following here. /firstname.lastname@example.org, /email@example.com, and /firstname.lastname@example.org are just a few of the really great communities I’ve found over there.
Obviously some of the communities could be uncomfortable for liberals lmao, but they can always block offending users or communities and hide them if they really want to. Scrolling through Hexbear I fail to see any communities that are anywhere near the level of ‘extremism’ of Lemmygrad, but even Lemmygrad I don’t have much of a problem with lol.
However I do think it’d be useful to have a private sub just for discussion with users here. I think what happened yesterday was somehow the thread here ended up trending on Hexbear, and Hexbear users responded as if it was just another post on their platform. It’d be useful if there was a way to restrict discussion on this sub to just users of midwest.social so that I can see what y’all think!