@signaleleven @ifixcoinops I’ve only been here a couple of weeks. At first I was surprised to see so many Content Warnings, but now I love them! And I love the name, compared to NSFW. Few things trigger me, but I love being able to scroll past something completely irrelevant to me (cats, UK politics, languages I can’t read). And it is so easy to a CW and so easy to click/tap once to unhide content.
@signaleleven There's a range to it. Everyone (except a handful of tedious free speech types) agrees that porn, accident photos and American politics should always be CW'd. At the other end of the spectrum is things like selfies, pictures of food, mentions of cigarettes or alcohol (or other things that people might be trying to give up) which varies server-to-server and group-to-group. It's gonna be a question of reading the room and familiarising yourself with the local culture and expectations
@nosherwan I’m relatively new to Mastodon, but you can list topics with hashtags in your profile, and if someone searches for one of those terms, your profile would appear (although maybe only in the instance that you are part of).
It's really brilliant that this video talks about federation in terms of mobile phone providers. I always use email domains but I think people might understand phone providers better.
Like: If you have T-Mobile and want to call someone on Sprint do you have to change to Sprint or can you just call them? Choosing a Mastodon instance, or other fediverse servers, is the same...
Hydrangea going off in all colours because it just doesn't know what to do with this soil.
@anandamide I strive for equanimity too, although from a Stoic viewpoint, but it’s a bit elusive at the moment.
On fediverse, remember that your admin has access to their instance database, and can read whatever you post, and whatever posts you can read, no matter what the access level is (and this includes DMs, of course). This is not significantly different to monolithic social media, except that the admin potentially has a smaller pool of people they can spy on, if they're so inclined. You should always share particularly sensitive information via end-to-end encrypted chat, no matter what platform you're using, fediverse or not.
Fellow tooters! If any of you are in London on the evening of the 24th May, feel free to come along to the launch event of an iDoc I've been putting together about the #mutualaid practices in the UK during the pandemic.
I also have this head canon where Earth in Star Trek is like a Disneyland reconstruction of old places in slightly wrong locations, because the records were lost and the land was changed after wars and 100s of years recovery.
Like, yeah there’s a San Francisco, but it’s where Seattle used to be. Star Trek IV would have gone a bit differently. And Sisko’s New Orleans is further north, atop the ruins of Memphis, TN because the gulf moved inland. Picard’s Paris is actually in old central Germany, etc.
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