People mean different things by community.
There's a specific sense that I adore, but only defined by a pithy phrase.
A community is the group of people you engage with where the person you like the least is.
This is weirdly powerful. It's not a small clique or club. It's not all like minded. But it's a group with enough value to you, emotionally, to keep engaging, despite there being people you despise. It's coherent. It's one of the complex building blocks of our society.
Social media is a fantastic tool to publicly criticize companies for broken or badly designed products & appalling support.
What we see too little of: praise for companies that try to do the right thing, without you having to start a huge fuzz on social media first.
So, here's a thread to say thank you to all the companies that respect you as a customer and deserve some credit.
When it comes to mobile technology I am pinky finger typist!
Simply put, my thumbs are typically oversized for undersized 'on screen' touch keyboards....
TAKE THAT technology designers!
I can bet that you have never foreseen this kind of usage. And, you sure think that you did all possible market research!
I may be slower with one hand pinky typing but I am way faster and way more accurate than two thumb typing with all editing later.
There's a lot of customer culture attitude in Mastodon-the-community, where people treat Gargron and other devs, the instance admins, moderators, etc. like service workers. It's a spoiled, entitled attitude, where "the customer is always right" and it's okay to be abusive or demeaning to people providing a service when they don't give you what you want.
The fediverse isn't a corporate model. When you're rude or demeaning to someone here, you're being abusive to volunteers building a playground
One who has already met self.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!