Some people seem blissfully unaware that the #fediverse is a federated social *web*, the whole purpose of the tools is to publish stuff for any web user to see. Instead of choosing the right tool for their needs, these folks want us to ...
> burn activitypub to the ground and start over
Whatever AP devs do, determined BadActors can easily circumvent blocks by going to the web page of your feed. What people looking for private discussion spaces need is something like #jabber #MUCs, or #Matrix rooms, or #Wire group chats, or #Crabgrass groups, or private Discourse instances, or any one of dozens of other free code tools that exist for private group discussions. But no, they demand we turn the fediverse into those to suit their use case.
> ActivityPub offers the possibility of private interactions
The keyword there being "possibility". The fediverse, as currently implemented, is primarily a public-facing microblogging network, with a few multimedia add-ons like #PeerTube and #Pixelfed (and very soon #FunkWhale). If there's anything to be learned from the history of social media, and the rollout of Mastodon's DMs, we need to be very careful about adding "private" functionality, and make sure UI promises are kept.
@strypey and this is why people need to stop looking at Mastodon as being the all encompasing solution for the fediverse's future and start doing their own things, or support those who do. :)
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