The dog inspecting the new pathway in our backyard https://mastodon.social/media/8nbYanLvJvXmjL9mzYg
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I have added 2 mods to the team (awaiting response from 3rd candidate), reports are being processed. Nazis can get fucked.
So: a gentle and loving reminder to all my old birdsite friends: it's appreciated here when posting political toots, or anything that might be unsettling or triggering, that you tag your toot with a content warning, so it is hidden behind the warning by default. It's not a red flag that your tweet is bad, trolls aren't going to come for certain flags (can't search them), it's just one way that this community protects itself.
Some people even use the CW feature to make clever jokes. You'll see.
I rage-quit Twitter at the end of November in 2016. As someone who has worked in online communities for close to 20 years, I couldn’t stand being a member of a community where the people in charge cared so very little for their users. We worked very hard at Flickr to make sure that people were safe. Your company isn’t the government and you can delete any account at any time for any reason. If you create a community, it’s your jobs to ensure that it’s safe for all.
I wrote a tweetstorm over on the ol' birdsite about my early days on Twitter, and my early days on Mastodon, and how this place is giving me hope. I think it'll be interesting to some of you. https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/1027793032676962305
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