I am originating a new usage of the ✅. I hope it catches on, because in a sense it's mostly used this way now.
As portability is currently quite limited, the checkmark now indicates that I am actively using that instance, and that my other nonchecked instance identities are hibernating.
@tim EVENTUALLY I want to see a field in the same location (or so) that replaces the long @[name]@[instan.ce] shit with an indicator of Primary/Active and Instance. Top populated instances could get a simple color or something. (Planning several steps ahead here, for when I type, say, @[bob] and get three or four choices, ppl jump btwn instances, etc)
@five And after all, Verified doesn't mean dick anyway.
It's not fancy, but for now, if it becomes the norm, its absence can then serve as a signal that you've moved. Link to where in your bio, and then followers know where to go look for you. Would be neat to just scan down my Follows list and see who I'm missing by the lack of checkmarks.
In the future I hope we can make lists follow users around (This will take a lot of work to architect right within the federation model, but the federation model is worth the work.)
I see deletion isn't working, that's cute
@rwzh I constantly have to remind myself that I have extremely calm zen days, frustrated days, and sometimes just carefree sarcastic shitposty days. When someone rubs me the wrong way, sometimes it's just that our x-days are currently incompatible, but they could be cool still
@five maybe it's my [browser/font/cognitive bias/eyesight] but i'm not automatically seeing that as a mute-symbol yet. it's at least partially the glyph, doesn't really match the style of other common emojis, but that could be a font issue.
but it's reasonable and i'll adapt if it becomes common.
@five @five Apart from having account status on database (and thus being able to search by status) this is the best solution IMO. It feels like the internet went from emoji noise-deluge in handle (messenger era) to emojis marking corporate approval (twitter) and then to emojis as social convention to cover for a new emerging platform's lack of features. I like this progression.