reading a bunch of comments about Mastodon on tech news sites about how it "will never succeed" or will go extinct. Problem is, that defines Mastodon's success in the metrics of Silicon Valley VC. The point of Mastodon does not appear to be a growth -> exit -> brand vehicle strategy that Twitter has been struggling with.
I'm having a good time here. Isn't that success enough?
the social network experience should strive to be maximally intimidating, like piloting a jet. more buttons, and possibly a display that wraps around your head. many flashing lights, several of which signal imminent death
If you're an admin of a large mastodon instance please DM Toot or bird site chirp at me. I'm starting a place to share admin tools and scripts, as well as discuss experimental mastodon custom server features, this includes themes/CSS to infosec related experiments in PGP Tooting and Signed profiles #toots #meta #mastodon #infosec
while i want to celebrate the increasing popularity of mastodon.social, it's pretty sad and rude to see people talking about being the "first ones here", "getting in on the ground floor", even debating what to call users of mastodon.social
we already did that, we already had a culture, and goddamn it we're called tooties
the issue is that with so many people here we might hit a point where just eugen moderating is unsustainable. trying to do algorithmic moderation is a mistake, and you can only do so much with tech solutions. getting more federation will help a lot and making our spaces hostile to antags will go a long way to reducing the need for human moderators. maybe hard caps on instance and/or invites?
i do hope eugen decides to hire on some moderators, even unpaid
I may finally be getting my E tomorrow and I'm so fucking hype
...that sentence sounded better in my head
did a bunch of white cis (and maybe het) men grousing about rules & expectations suddenly appear on this instance, en masse? if so, there are so many other instances where you can set up your place. quitter.no is one such spot. you can even make your own.
this instance, mastodon.social, is dominantly queer and trans folk, and i get the sense we'd like to keep it that way :thumbsup_tone3:
oh also infosec folks, unless you're here for the furry and the gay, please find or make your own instance, this one is being overcrowded, thx
this is actually everything you need to know about Mastodon,
-use content warnings a lot pls
-don't be a bigot, that won't be tolerated here
-property is theft
thank you for listening
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The growth Masto has seen recently is the kind of growth Twitter has been for years trying to achieve, and it's also the reason they constantly fuck things up with their "core" constituency. Fads don't put down roots, don't build houses.
Fads also don't last long, if history is any guide. All the people checking out Masto rn bc "cool new technology" will lose interest as the newness fades, but those looking for a new home will stay if we let them. I'm excited for the latter.
If someone has a strobing avatar, please report the account to me if it's visible here. I will silence them so they cannot show up in notifications and the PTL.
For others: if you were silenced for this and wish to ask for the ability to interact with awoo.space again, make sure you don't use a strobing avatar again, and please message me over at @vahnj since I won't get it here.
hey infosec ppl new to mastodon.social, please try to remember that the queer furry weirdos were actually here before you.
Please don't post channer slang or slurs or pepes on the PTL. This is a shared home.
#welcome new users:
Things you wanna know:
"Local timeline" means mastondon.social only
"Federated timeline" means Mastodon and any site it talks to (think wide world/public)
Android app = Tusky
IOS app = Amaroq
CW means content warning. This will hide your toot. Good for spoilers and things like that.
Rules here: https://mastodon.social/about/more