You: "What do you mean open source software reeks of elitism and toxicity?"
I really like Arch Linux.
But I would not consider myself as a elitist or expert in anyway. I maybe not a newbie either.
I certainly would not change my distro, but try to fight this elitism from within. Either by pursuing the elitists to reflect their behavior or to show the opposite to the newbies and give the impression of open mindedness towards others.
I have to deal with abuse and condescending behaviour every _single_ day.
There are limits to how much energy I have to deal with shit 😬 I wish you a lot of luck though, Linux communities really need to change...
@patrik @spacekookie unfortunately, at some point, most realise it's just not worth it, because the probem is too systemic. these people will fight any attempt to make things more civil (eg. CoCs), especially if championed by a woman, who's inevitably seen as an "intruder" into their testosterone-fueled heck cave
queer.af, your cosy queer space queer.af is a mastodon instance for those who are queer or queer-adjacent who would like a more pleasant social media experience.