friendship ended with twitter now mastodon is my best friend https://mastodon.social/media/bytqeZMccNrCCBqYes8
Apologies to everyone I had to leave out! (your instances are great too)
From Witches to Dolphins, These Are the Communities That Make Mastodon Great https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/from-witches-to-dolphins-these-are-the-communities-that-make-mastodon-great #eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
There are a lot of new Mastodon instances now than there were this time last week.
And just chill out with your fellow Mastodon admins.
Yo yo yo! Remember I promised to write about scaling mastodon.social to 43k users? I did it! https://medium.com/@Gargron/scaling-mastodon-1becde463090
yall seen one of the japanese instances? courtesy: https://twitter.com/legumx/status/852551752742305792 https://mastodon.social/media/0w5aVg-BV6wgsk2KegM
Actually, yuyu, yuðe, and yuðeðe all preserve interesting shades of meaning.
yuyu = plural you, the group I'm addressing
yuðe = you and the (singular) other person
yuðeðe = you and multiple other people
yuyuðe = group I'm addressing and the (singular) other person
yuyuðeðe = oh come on
All of these are subsumed by "y'all" in English.
New suggestion for English, adapted from the Bislama creole:
1st person pronoun = mi
2nd = yu
3rd = ðe ("they")
Combine for all the plurals:
yumi = 1+2 (you and me)
miðe = 1+3 (me and them)
yumiðe = 1+2+3 (all of us)
yuðe = 2+3 (y'all)
ðeðe = (all of them)
(Maybe yuðeðe for the singular/plural they distinction, too.)
Hey admins of smaller servers, i have to tell you something!
In the first days of social.tchncs.de i explored some gnusocial and mastodon servers for interesting and active users and followed them from here. So the these where about 20people from random but maybe 8 different instances and about 100 from boosts. Everything else happened by itself. I stopped with this weeks before the twitter update and never needed a bot. My server knows 601 servers atm and my federated timeline is hyperactive.
PSA: if you see a remote toot and think "wow that is an amazing toot, why does it have 0 favs/boosts/replies"? It probably doesn't. It's just that nobody from this instance follows someone who fav'ed/boosted/replied to it.
One thing I found useful is to just eagerly follow people you see in the Federated timeline saying stuff you like. You can always unfollow/block later.
The Masto experience gets fleshed out the more you use an instance. Keep in mind toot.cafe is 4 days old. 😄
Some interesting (and wrong imho) pushback on here at the moment, mostly from Gnusocialists saying "It's just flat out WRONG for one instance to ban another instance because of the bad behaviour of a few people on that instance!"
Well, no. Actually that's part of the excitingness of this place. Users will start self-sorting into instances which have the federation policies they want. Me, I don't want federation with instances which have assholes.
Birdsite can't give me that. Mastodon can.
i AM capable of sustained and sincere affection
"they", plz, "he" if you're nasty
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!