There is no verified checkmark on Mastodon.
@seonghwa On mastodon.online and mastodon.social, I do not offer any custom emoji that looks like a verified badge, but I can't stop other servers from doing so. Though I think it is irresponsible of them...
@Gargron Yeah, it makes some of us confused about the verified things and friends keep asking me how to do it. So, so.
@Gargron @seonghwa seems like contributing to the artifical scarcity of the clue check would only serve to help Twitter prop up its artifical value and perpetuate their class system. The reality is even on Twitter the blue check *is* meaningless because it is arbitrarily granted.
If you only want to avoid confusion for Mastodon users, have you considered giving everyone a blue check?
Nowadays, though, I consider it to be a form of "warning label" — WARNING: USER IS A CLUELESS, SELF-IMPORTANT, SHIT-TAKE-DROPPING MEDIA DOORKNOB.
An idea based on this: We could disable emojis, only for new users, and adding an "advanced option" for displaying emojis on the name. This should make clear that the verified emoji is just only one more emoji, while also preventing new users from thinking there are verified accounts on the fediverse. What do you think?
Thank you for your reply, disable verified and emoji(on the display name)are two things. But both of them is the symbol of freedom to control their account. It's colorful not just black and white.
About the verified sign at the beginning I don’t like it. Because I feel it’s a twitter thing and mastodon is not twitter, it’s just twitter open this function and now we feel like we are “copy” them ?No we’re not. Because on mastodon we can add anything emoji on display name, it can be a dog a cat even a piece of s**t. Of course include the verified sign.
@Carsten_Behrens It literally says “Document-based verification and blue ticks are not possible without a central authority” I doubt that many people read that
@Gargron You are right. I haven't read it. At the beginning I wasn't interested at the headline "Link verification" and skipped it, because I had no link to verify. I would expect an info under the headline "Display name". What about adding: "A display name may contain emojis. No possible emoji means 'document-based verification'. See also section 'Link verification'."
@Gargron I thought that it was real but turns out it’s just an emoji. But I think it’s gonna be misleading information for the account if they use that kind emoji.. especially when they do impersonating person.
@Gargron Honestly, I like the functionality. Other than occasionally having to explain there are no verified accounts with Mastodon, I haven't had any issues with them. I'd like to see emoji used on posts like they are on announcements. I think it would allow for a lot of versatility in quick response. Just my personal opinion obviously.
@Gargron nooo! keep them!
if people can't comprehend the concept of a decentralized network and therefor the impracticality of verification system, then're lost already 😂
@Gargron I personally like them. At first day, I saw that for some people, thought it was real, but than I saw the :verified: hint and found it funny.
And it is nice to use them as flags as well. Sometime they can even help to identify people from the same server when they like to use the same flag.
@Gargron Big mistake. Huge mistake. Gargantuan, massive-ass mistake. A mistake so spectacularly colossal that it's impossible to measure.
There are users on Twitter whose handles are entirely made up of emojis. It's ridiculous.
Still, you can fix this mistake before it's too late.
Emojis are the tool of Satan.
@Gargron also this adds the possibility for someone to create there own instance, where they verify everyone, doesn't it?
I think of something like mastodon.verified.
@Gargron I've realized that a lot of people on Mastodon do not understand federation, and think you are the CEO or something.
@Gargron I really had no clue about the meaning of that checkmark before I read that there is none on mastodon 😎. We could just set up a bot posting the message every two or three hours, couldn't we? Like a mastodon mantra: there is no verified checkmark on mastodon. there is no verified checkmark on mastodon. there is no verified checkmark on mastodon. there is no verified checkmark on mastodon. there is no verified checkmark on mastodon. there is no verified checkmark on mast
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