I popped into a popular Mastodon instance to see how that was going. I saw two articles posted about how Mastodon has problems holding onto new users because they encounter so much lecturing hostility. I saw several posts from people about how Mastodon users are too hostile. I saw several Mastodon users being extremely hostile to other people! I also saw a couple people joking about the overt hostility Mastodon people demonstrate over the most obscure bullshit like it was some cute inside joke all Mastodon users share with themselves. So, yeah, if you missed the outright hostility and arrogance of the worst parts of late 90’s email lists… Mastodon is for you! Otherwise… avoid it like the plague. Unless you’re totally oblivious you’re an asshole, but then you’re probably already on Mastodon.