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sourcehut inaccessibility 

let me explain why sourcehut is trash. sure it works with assistive technology, but it has an interface worse than anything i've ever seen. so let me take you on a journey!

first, i go to sourcehut.org/

i click 'browse projects' i fucking guess, at the top right it has a 'go to sr.ht' link. what the fuck is that?

ok, so i search a random thing like 'linux' and click sr.ht/~git-bruh/gkisslinux/

sourcehut inaccessibility 

so i see a summary tab and sources tab and project feed. ok. i click sources and there's multiple git repos. so i guess this is like some kind of organization? i click the main repo and it seems fine

how do i go back from here? i can't. because this is just someone's repo, it's not like namespaced under the previous group.

this is a nightmare if you want to go to an issue tracker or discussion list

sourcehut inaccessibility 

i go to the tree so i can browse the git repo. it's a nightmare lacking basic features:

- i can't see which commits updated a directory/file
- the only way to tell what a directory or file is is by the ... unix permissions?

directories seem to be blue with files black, but what does that even mean? can i click on the files? who the fuck knows

sourcehut inaccessibility 

anyway the latest commit is interesting: 'firefox[bin]: remove atk from depends, closes #35'

... where is #35? i don't see any issue tracker and it doesn't link

sourcehut inaccessibility 

apparently this is a reference to a github issue. nice hyperlink fuckers? do you even use the internet?

ok, so another example: hare

clicking sources has the same issue, there's like 7 git repos and none of them lead back to the hare project

sourcehut inaccessibility 

it has a set of mailing lists, and none of them lead back.

anyway the mailing list tracks patches, that's mildly cool. but there's no way to view the non-patches part of the mailing list. you have to look through swaths of shit

sourcehut inaccessibility 

whatever, let's check out the issue tracker. i'm greeted with a dense spreadsheet view with low contrast text and inaccessible icons.

sourcehut inaccessibility 

the only way to interact with all this is by email too. why? fuck you i guess

sourcehut inaccessibility 

@jookia It also looks like ass. Not an accessibility issue, but seriously, the fonts alone are a war crime.

sourcehut inaccessibility 

@jookia and as far as I know, they autoreject any email containing HTML

it is impossible to send a non-HTML email (even plain text will be encoded) from gmail on mobile unless you manually enter a URL for the full desktop web frontend

sourcehut inaccessibility 

@jookia it's both a failure by gmail and sourcehut

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@LunaDragofelis i'd blame sourcehut for this

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@jookia @LunaDragofelis Likewise. Sourcehut _chose_ to be incompatible by design with the world's largest email provider.

sourcehut inaccessibility 

@LunaDragofelis @jookia That sounds like a gmail problem to me.

sourcehut inaccessibility 

@murks @LunaDragofelis This is why it's better to not rely on email

sourcehut inaccessibility 

@jookia It's because Sourcehut is popular with boomers who basically consider mailing lists to be peak communication. And peak organization.

Seriously, fuck mailing lists. I don't want them to exist, they're bad, we can do better.

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