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@wion I think I read most of your toots and am *very* surprised. Is that on the mammouth.cafe instance?
In any case, isn't it wonderful to have the choice to move instances? I know several folks whose bird site posts are landing under "sensitive content" warnings for unknown reasons and there seems to be no recourse 🙄
On another level, I am less certain. There are folks I think with Mastodon who say, "Please don't boost my toots" or ask for CWs for politics. I try to comply as a way to show respect & kindness maybe?
What I *know* I appreciate is honest and open questions and discussion surrounding these topics.
@ShorterPearson Thanks for clarifying. And I think your note that the negative reaction was a "check on myself" is so interesting and important. Negative reactions will happen. For me though some of me negative reactions though are good and challenge me to think differently. Others are just bad. Even I have trouble sorting out the two. These things are complicated and deeply personal.
Thank you for sharing your perspective. It is appreciated. @ShorterPearson I think also had a not positive reaction to one of the remixes. I think this tiny #smallstories group is identifying and exploring some of the global challenges of sharing in the open, ownership and control of one's narratives.
Trying to connect API to WordPress. The site now says: Unable to find the wrapper "https" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?
I tried to explain that I'm not forgetting, I just have no idea how to comply with its demands. It ignores my pleas for clemency and keeps asking the same damn question over and over and... grrrrr
As for capacity... Maybe it's about practice? In most cases the effort to act kindly is little more (if at all) than another choice, but we (at least I) usually act out of habit. My habits are not all kind. So maybe I need the *capacity to change* my habits? *And* the forgiveness of others when I step in it?
While preparing to leave home tomorrow, I listened to news of nearby communities evacuated due to fires. I decided my home shouldn't sit empty while other folks don't have a place to stay.
It only took a minute to call to mind a co-worker with family in the affected area. One text later, her parents became our impromtu house guests for next week. #smallstories