Trying not to shut down So far, I've noticed that a lot of people in the Fediverse are very welcoming and helpful. Kudos to @MasterOfTheTiger especially for all the hard work and hand holding of us newbies.
And a lot of people... aren't. They are extremely vocal about the fact that this is their sandbox and they just don't want us "#plusses" here. (And, of course, there are the "I'm going to post racist, inflammatory bs and call anyone who dares to disagree with my greatness a 'troll'" assholes, but they're everywhere.)
Maybe I'm taking the vocal few as overly representative of the whole, but it's almost enough for me to say "fuck it" and go to someplace like Facebook where (almost) all my friends already are, and who gives a shit if MZ gets my data because I'm already a lost cause according to these elitist assholes.
Or maybe I'm just too old and tired for dick waving.