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Fedi/masto advice, politics Show more
Also, just because ActivityPub and Mastodon are Not Birdsite doesn't mean it's impossible for fascists to invade the spaces. It just means we have more collective control over their reach.
You should still practice good online safety. Get to know your instance mods. Use the report function. Don't engage with fascists for dunking points. We possess the tools to isolate them, unlike on Birdsite.
If you're going to try out Mastodon do a bit of research on which instance to choose. It's like picking which neighbourhood you want to live in.
anyway sorry i get a bit annoyed at that kind of mentality.
new people: just remember to use cw-ings liberally. that's all I care about, it's definitely 100% the best feature of this site.
If you're not sure, cw it. And even if you are sure, probably still cw it. There's no downside to it.
Being a developer isn't always fun.
Developing an ActivityPub project as a hobby for one of the most technological and privacy conscience user bases on the internet can be challenging. Constructive criticism is always appreciated but remember that developers are people too.
something cool about this site, it's like we're back in the 90's if the 90's had faster internet
i should post these here too! these are some mockups i made for fun of SLARPG reinterpreted as an NES platformer
NEW USERS! Feel like mastodon.social is too busy? You can sign up on another instance and still communicate freely with everyone here and elsewhere.
https://instances.noct.zone/ is a good curated list of instances with short summaries of what they're all about, https://instances.social/ has a "wizard" to help you pick a place from a nice big list of options.
A lot of smaller instances have closed registrations to prevent spam, but users there may be able to send invites if you have friends!
If someone is being nasty on Mastodon, you don’t have to try to get justice from drawing attention to their nastiness and hoping enough people will be outraged enough to block and report them so that something happens.
Report them. Their moderator will actually see your actual report and will actually do something about it. I know it’s weird to think that could do something, but it does here.
LET"S MAKE MASTADON WHOLESOME AND AUTHENTIC INSTEAD OF EDGY AND IRONIC
RETOOT IF YOU'RE WITH ME
My least favorite part about new folks logging in is the DM panic.
“Oh no, my DMs are unencrypted and can be read by the instance moderators and admins.”
“... just like every other social platform you’ve ever used, plus most email platforms.”
“Well, yeah, but on those other platforms the admins are a team of underpaid entry level employees at a faceless company, not a single person or small group of individuals that’s I can get to know”
The "CW" and "sensitive image" features on Mastodon are more profound than they look. It means we don't have to slowly drift into being Mad Online 24/7 because we have the power to choose when and how we engage with highly emotionally charged topics.
fun masto culture fact: being horny on main is totally acceptable as long as you cw with "lewd" or descriptive words on the lewdness
ofc you can have an afterdark too
Masto/birdsite meta, user ettiquete Show more
Literally not even hours after the newest exodus I'm already seeing petty interpersonal bullshit just out in the damn public.
Please. Don't turn Mastodon into Twitter 2. AT LEAST CW, at minimum, if you MUST publicize your conflicts.
new users: please remember there is an existing friendly culture here and that it will take time to get used to it
mastodon the software is similar to twitter, but mastodon the community is very, very different
please respect that, leave your outrage at the door, and try to be friendly - we're willing to help you learn, but you have to be willing to learn
Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.
If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.
If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.
Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.
You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍
discourse, birdsite, CWs Show more
I've been seeing a bunch of toots without CWs that are basically all about quoting and linking to something somebody said on birdsite in order to comment on it. Basically a cross-service subtweet.
If you're going to import birdsite drama into Mastodon, at least use the "birdsite" CW so the rest of us don't have to deal with it.
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Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!