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Seriously. If all you do is crosspost from bird site, do everyone a favour and stop immediately. If you can't then you aren't ready for Mastodon.

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@rickscully The reactions to the email asking people to stop doing that have so far been hilarious. Even saw *a crosspost* complaining about it, talk about missing the point.

@rickscully Nonsense. No one owns Mastodon. Twitter is a part of the web. Does Mastodon really want to exclude itself from the web or be a part of it?

@jaywink I guess I would ask @Gargron that, but I think I recall him being on record as saying he would prefer people not crosspost with bird shite. As to the second question: Mastondon is federated, so it can be a part of other federated universes... just not capitalist walled gardens like twitter.

@rickscully Gargron makes the software but he doesn't get to say how it is used ;)

I don't personally see any reason why the federated web and the capitalistic web cannot live together. They will have to since none can kill the other.

@jaywink @rickscully

It's a mark of both laziness and arrogance to pepper the TL daily with crossposts and to never actually interact with anyone who is a regular resident here. I make exceptions for the people who crosspost and *do* interact. Or for valuable news services like IGD. But they're in the minority anyway.

@xenophora @rickscully Well that's an entirely different problem. Spamming just links to some fediverse platform would be as annoying right?

@jaywink @rickscully

I have yet to see that on either instance I use. People may become ecstatic over a new project they're launching, or an old project they're polishing... and share or retoot something a couple of times in one day. (Esp. if they're looking for assistance or feedback.) But that's not spamming. It's also not designed to try and drive traffic back from the Fediverse to Twitter.

@xenophora @rickscully I personally have luckily not yet seen the twitter spammers who don't engage, the ones I see are active here too.

@jaywink @rickscully

I don't see the spammers much anymore either b/c once I realize they don't GAF about anything but brand-building, I mute them. πŸ‘

@jaywink @rickscully

Not saying I'm pure or anything. I still use Twitter for news, and to keep up w/a couple of people/places that'll likely never make the crossing here. But I wish I could break that habit. It's a terrible place and Dorsey is a horrible person.

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