Link verification would work with Twitter profiles too since they have rel="me", but Twitter obfuscates links with t.co. I don't know how to deal with that, since resolving every href on the page to check for redirects doesn't seem viable.

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@Gargron Nice. I already had a rel=me link to mastodon in the header of my blog, so this was free!

@qubyte @Gargron what is the *effectual* difference between this and Twitter's blue checkmarks. This is basically just verified accounts for celebs and pundits right? I thought mastodon was explicitly anti brand? Doesn't the joinmastodon site say that users are decommodified? You'd better take that part out huh.
@moonman @Gargron @qubyte right. Of course.
I cant wait to have all of my identity verified green checkmark brands posting funny images.

@postmasterdoggo @moonman @qubyte Hey buddy do you think this warrants a reply or what do you expect to come from these posts?

@Gargron @qubyte @moonman I'm really curious as to how you plan on mitigating this being used a blue check mark, or at least trying to figure out if you are still against that whole brand thing.

I guess I'm trying to point out that being able to verify your identity invites brand building, cause if I can't impersonate dennys without the same level of legitimacy as they have naturally then where's the decommodification.

@postmasterdoggo @qubyte @moonman What's wrong with the blue check mark is that it gatekeeps useful features and that it's selectively provided.

Voluntary identity verification that does not involve real names or documents is fine, and more than that, it's extremely useful.

Nowhere on joinmastodon.org is there anything about "decommodification" or being "anti-brand", there's a section specifically aimed at businesses though :thinkhappy:

@Gargron @moonman @qubyte I was under the impression that said page had a section on users not being com modified which represented a goal of this project.

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> gnu social users still mad about blocklists

Yeah how dare admins block smuglo.li and voluntaryism.club and all the people that were like "nope nothings wrong here"

Lol remember when all you silly ol gnusocial users decided to start personally DMing dzuk and masto admins that sure wasnt harassment worthy of a block huh
@nerthos wow thats a lot spaghetti you'd have to pay me to read that trash.

@postmasterdoggo @Gargron I love how this shows no understanding of what rel="me" is.

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