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“Disable replies” feature
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

It's like an enforced :dont_at_me:, basically!

"If someone is posting something personal/controversial/etc in order shoutout/vent/etc about without the aim of starting a conversation, it could be useful."

If you're into it and you have a Github account, go add your 👍. If you don't have a Github account, give it a boost. ✨

(This is not one of my feature requests, just one that I liked.)

#mastodon #meta #github

In my day, we called “drones” “remote control planes” and they were a proper nerdy old bloke hobby.

So cool. Leonardo da Vinci’s Earliest Notebooks Now Digitized and Made Free Online: Explore His Ingenious Drawings, Diagrams, Mirror Writing & More

openculture.com/2018/08/leonar

If someone says to you "of course, algorithms don't have any biases", write their name down in a little book and never let them near any critical task again.

Techbros deprofessionalized moderation and we're all paying for it. Moderation should be as good of a job as SWE - it's just as hard and important (I've been both)

“Maybe,” he whispers, “the problem is actually you”

Has #Mastodon seen any invasions of toxic communities? I’m talking like a notable, targeted, real-world setup by alt-right/Nazi/4chan stuff where they’re persistent and technically savvy.

Are there any writeups of how it went? Did they set up their own instance(s)? Was moderation successful? Was it domain whack-a-mole?

Thanks for any help/links/advice etc.

It might be heresy to say so, but Facebook is getting REALLY good at local events.

Listening to Robert Calvert's "Freq" - an album about the Miner's Strike - and thinking about how the world has changed, and yet it hasn't.

You know I was complaining it was too hot? Yeah, about that...

Recently, my wife and I worked together on a small art piece about our daughter, feminism, motherhood and patriarchy, shown as part of Dundee Contemporary Arts’ Echo programme. I’m very proud of it, and I’d love you to see it. chrisphin.com/blog/echo/

Registration to enby.club is now open!

We're a small Mastodon based instance built for the non-binary community, allies and binary trans people are welcome to join also.

(Please boost to help build an audience).

I've made a deliberate choice against a quoting feature because it inevitably adds toxicity to people's behaviours. You are tempted to quote when you should be replying, and so you speak at your audience instead of with the person you are talking to. It becomes performative. Even when doing it for "good" like ridiculing awful comments, you are giving awful comments more eyeballs that way. No quote toots. Thank's

Sometimes wild elephants will wander onto a farmer’s property to munch. the farmer will protect their crop with force and elephants end up hurt or dead

However, elephants are super scared of bees. conservationists use this fact to help protect them

By building bee hives along the property line, the elephants are scared away from the farmland without being seriously hurt. Plus, the farmer gets some income from the hives and the world gets more bees! 🐝

uspol #propaganda 

Steve Lamaq is on 6Music playing literally every great piece of rave music from the 90s and now I’m 25 again

If you’re one of those GTD kinda people you should really check out FacileThings. It totally nails the workflow. facilethings.com

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