Pleroma is a microblogging platform meant to compete with Mastodon. After 2 years of contributing, I've been banned from its GitLab.
To be fair, I did say "Fuck you. All of you are total assholes." But no one had a problem with it when I was called a "fucker" on the GitLab 6 months ago.
You see, Pleroma was created by a nice German man pretending to be an anime girl. Eventually he got really lucky, and the porn agency "MyFreeCams" dumped over $2 million dollars into the project via hires on Upwork. During that time I made 300 commits to the project, but no one in the project thought to offer me a donation even though I asked and was surviving on about $1k/mo. That was mostly fine, as I was conflicted on accepting porn money anyway, but I thought in exchange I should at least have a modicum of respect from other developers of the project.
After all, I was running the second-largest Pleroma server behind (the now defunct) social.myfreecams.com. The server is Spinster.xyz with 20K users, and it runs my custom Pleroma frontend called Soapbox. Soapbox is used by the largest Pleroma servers, and thus the majority of Pleroma users are Soapbox users. But for some reason the dev team pretends it doesn't exist, does not mention it in their list of Pleroma clients, and does not mention any of THE LARGEST PLEROMA SERVERS on their own homepage. The best I've gotten is a reluctant mention of its existence below "Pleroma FE".