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Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

Starting to think they do more harm than good, at least when the direction is twitter->mastodon. Yeah it lets twitter folks try mastodon without committment, but that lack of committment is also a problem. It also lets a lot of twitter bs seep into the fediverse.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron extreme concur.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@brennen @Gargron I don't disagree, and think it is a legit concern. Otoh, Twitter BS has literally seeped into the US federal government and basically every other institution on the planet. Keeping it out is a Hard Problem.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron I only xpost Mastodon->Birdsite, and changed my profile name there to my mastodon account name

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron
PROHIBIT THE BIRD

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@gargron Very much agreed. Birdsite toxicity should stay on birdsite.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron yeah, that makes sense. tweets are written for twitter’s constraints and (more importantly) one’s twitter audience. cross-posting doesn’t really make you *try* mastodon, it just shouts out a text string into a context not its own.

i try planting small mastodon seeds in the minds of my twitter friends, to make it a known point on their map. but ultimately, i’ll also have to find people and discourses here. and that can’t be expected to happen in an instant.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@gargron only use I've had out of it is as an ad-hoc way to integrate with stuff that only supports sharing to FB/Twitter, like the Nintendo Switch image posting.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@lifning @gargron Yeah, I also do this, but it's very much a thing under my control, and I'm conscious that I'm primarily using it to share content that my primary audience here is interested in

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@gargron @lifning cf. twitter.com/ziggshots, this gets auto-tooted to my cybre

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron

I agree, I only started getting the best out of Mastodon when I used it as a platform in it's own right.

Twitter cross-posts only sound like snatches of an overheard conversation rather than engagement.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron i totally agree. i reeeeally hate the practice of crossposting twitter RTs. like fine, link to twitter posts if followers here will find them interesting, but automated streams of RTs are just... ugh

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron I actually follow a couple crossposter bots for motorsports, and occasionally boost them.

However, they're crossposting official managed Twitter accounts for various race series, rather than individual people immersed in Twitter culture. That helps a lot - the accounts that they're crossposting aren't going to post anything worthy of a CW (although the tone is a bit, uh, compared to the norm for this part of the Fediverse), or any hot takes.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

I can relate.

I have muted a few people that post a bunch of negativity here from twitter, in the name of "I just went to check twitter for [some reason] and this person tweeted [some negative comment] and boy am I glad I am not on twitter anymore"

me: +confused, because you ARE still on twitter...+

@Gargron

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron I'm kinda for people using it how they want to use it, but I don't think you get value out of any social media platform by smushing and homogenising posting unless you're a wanting to save time on the corporate stuff really...

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron I think it's a mix of both, but the way most people use it, I can definitely see it as being a negative thing..

For me, it is just easier since I have it set only to tweets and not threads and since I already have the twitter app on my phone.. it also has filters that I tend to like to use for my photos.

I agree that it does make it have a lack of commitment though, but I think the people who depend on a x-poster without checking, kinda don't plan on committing anyhow

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@eecks You're one of the good examples because you still come here to reply.

Not being able to not-commit might persuade someone to try committing. Also lots of one-sided content might not be a thing we want on the platform anyway

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron Haha I actually really like mstdn, I've definitely had a few nice interactions here.

I agree with not wanting one-sided content; had it not been the nice community mixed with replies and conversations in general, I personally wouldn't stick around

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron
Posting from Mastodon -> Twitter seems much more useful, doesn't it?

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@timw4mail @Gargron Generally? Crossposting creates a "primary" and "secondary" network in your mind. If you pick Twitter for its shorter character limit, then you are still indirectly deciding that Mastodon is worth "less" psychologically.

Birdsite cross-posters opinion 

@Gargron this is basically my pinned toot from 6 months ago

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