The Festival of Maintenance looks like a nice one-day conference, in London on Saturday 22 September so I'm going. https://festivalofmaintenance.wordpress.com Also, it is very reasonably priced.
I'm not 100% sure why I currently have this set up to require me to approve new followers, but I do. I'm bemused by people who request to follow a stranger having added no description, links, toots, or even a full name to their account...
I mean, there's no way to verify anyone is who they say they are but still, it would at least be nice to know *something* about you. Or about who you're pretending to be.
We bought a Beko washing machine from the Co-op and the process was not as smooth as one might hope, which I have detailed here https://www.gyford.com/phil/writing/2018/08/15/washing-machine/ This is still the content you’ve signed up for.
Samuel Pepys is now here as @samuelpepys . Currently tooting 1665's events in real time, as he does on Twitter. He just won eight shillings at billiards.
Maybe if you're on an instance of lots of friendly people you could have an account on which you only allow approved followers, and usually post followers-only toots. Like a private Twitter account.
But then you can also make individual toots public. Which on a big instance I assume won't be seen by many people. But on a cosy one I imagine it's more like a chatroom/Slack and others would see it. They're more like followers of a public Twitter account. Maybe?
I thought Mastodon's different privacy model might obviate the "need" for having both private and public accounts. But I think I was mistaken.
You can't both be followed by anyone who wants to follow you and toot publicly (like a public Twitter account) and, sometimes, only toot so a select group of followers can see (like a private Twitter account).
Unless I've missed something? Not a criticism of Mastodon, just realising my misunderstanding.
Is grown a little melancholy and displeased to see things go as they do so carelessly.
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