This dude posts a wildly racist meme of Michelle Obama. I report the post. Funnily enough, the racist post is posted by the mod of dankmemes, dankchristianmemes and some other shit hole.

Said mod then starts sending abusive transphobic messages to me. Try to report the user. Nothing happens when I hit the button.

Shit like this is why Lemmy isn’t a viable alternative yet. We need to do better and be better.

  • @masquenox
    17 months ago

    Are you aware we can see all of your removed comments?

    Emmm… yes. So can I. It’s in the modlog, isn’t it?

    And are there no options to DM admins

    I was under the impression I was responding to an admin… right up there.

    like not directly mentioned on the sidebar?

    Not the sidebar I’m looking at… the only option is to individually message the mods themselves. Should I have messaged all of them or just picked one?

    You should be surprised one of our staff didn’t just ban you from the site.

    Please clarify your stance on this very clearly so that everybody is perfectly clear on this - do you or do you not consider the term white supremacist to be some kind of racial perjorative?

    • @morphballganon
      17 months ago

      I’m not an admin, so I can’t see whatever deleted comments they’re talking about, but fyi: there’s only one R in pejorative.

      (I know you weren’t asking me, but no, white supremacist is not a pejorative, any more than environmentalist or progressive is. They’re all just descriptors that can be used in otherwise appropriate or inappropriate statements)

      • @masquenox
        7 months ago

        there’s only one R in pejorative.

        Thank you for the correction - it’s not a word I care to use much. Also… I copy-pasted it from World News’s sidebar.

        any more than environmentalist or progressive is.

        I have no idea how terms like environmentalist or progressive can be used as pejoratives.

        I know you weren’t asking me

        I kinda need the people with executive power to answer this - I might be new to Lemmy, but I’m not new to these kinds of discussions, and I know better than to invest energy in tackling issues of white supremacism when the people with executive power do not understand (or don’t want to understand) how white supremacism actually works.

        edit: Yes, you can see the comments - it’s all in the modlog down at the bottom of the page.