@Gargron @stux this is going to be a real problem re India
In theory it's fine to not have verified profiles because everyone is equal (and I'm not saying that we aren't), but it creates this issue.
People have differing goals.
We shouldn’t demand that people show us their papers to have a voice here. Everyone should have a voice. All have the right to #privacy.
@protyush18 That defeats the idea of being equal here. We can suspend fake handles after verifying the credentials.
Let's not do this verify stuff over here. People will commercialize verification in future (like on Twitter anyone can get a ✅ for big $) and we will have a chaotic situation.
That will choke the freedom of this space and people will start migrating to another platform to escape the madness just like we escaped from the #birdsite after 10+ years.
@kushal @nixxin @Gargron @stux https://docs.joinmastodon.org/usage/decentralization/#impersonation-and-verification says the can cross reference links and that is really the only way for public personalities to claim accounts. Once it becomes a norm for public personalities to have x-ref'd links, every one would use it.
In that case a dispute can be raised. And mods can take a call. Verification is a policy decision. Without Mastodon having to bring it, individuals can verify their mastodon ids from another verified outlet.
Hey @nixxin did you know you can share a link to twitter in a way that no one that clicks the link has to go to twitter themself but can still see their content?
That's possible with #nitter
I know, that might be a bit offtopic, but I thought I'd let you know :)
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