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Unexpected behavior when connecting to instance #1381

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centromere opened this issue Jul 10, 2019 · 6 comments

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commented Jul 10, 2019

When attempting to connect to the gab.com instance, the app sends me to YouTube and plays this video. I think the source of the bug is here:

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You probably want to remove those. I'll submit a pull request.


  • Tusky Version: 8.0

  • Android Device: Nexus 6p

  • Mastodon instance (if applicable): gab.com

  • I searched or browsed the repo’s other issues to ensure this is not a duplicate.

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commented Jul 10, 2019

Its not a bug. Its a feature.

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commented Jul 11, 2019

I'm not sure I understand. How does this behavior help me connect to gab.com?

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commented Jul 11, 2019

It doesnt. It prevents it. Which is the point. Try and keep up.

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commented Jul 11, 2019

What's the point of a decentralized platform if censorship is imposed by a central authority? Why even bother to stop using Facebook at all? Facebook already blocks hate speech, so why not just continue to use Facebook? Even if the purpose of a broken app is to block 'hate speech', not all people on Gab are haters. That's collectivist thinking (and collective punishment). The KKK are Christians. Does that make the Pope a Nazi?

Who gets to decide what constitutes 'hate speech'?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmuzrHwMkMU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk2SrNp6hPE

Intentionally crippling an app begs for the code base to be forked.

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commented Jul 11, 2019

What's the point of a decentralized platform if censorship is imposed by a central authority?

Third-party client apps are not part of the platform itself. Devs maintain freedom of association, and in the case of Tusky they have made absolutely clear that they do not want their app to be used to connect to Gab. Gab forked from a platform that 1) doesn't have an official app to act as a "central authority" and 2) has a pretty decent mobile web UI. If the fork fucked up the web UI such that you need a client then that's on Gab's devs. Y'all trying to force Tusky to support Gab are an entitled lot.

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commented Jul 11, 2019

Oh it seems this project has already been forked and deployed.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gabai.gabby

This app is an exact copy of a Mastodon app called Tusky

Excellent fork of the maliciously modified original app. Does not redirect you to unwanted websites, does not autoplay videos forcing you to waste bandwidth

I guess the market will decide.

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