Welp, it's good to know where you stand in the order of things...
Hi it's me from the past, checking in on y'all in 2021 or so when you're complaining that Slack is so horrible and why did we cede all of our networks to them. Anyhow, just time traveled on by to say "I told you so". Bye now!
I'm delighted to see alt-text integrated natively in Mastodon! Every major platform has forsaken the semantic web, but oh look, actual people still care!
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oh oh yeah. @alt_text exists, if you follow, the bot will follow back and remind you to add an image description anytime you post an image without one. good for building the habit!
@phryk - I think we agree.
My point is that *Mastodon* is not a culture. Your instance/community is.
Fascists, etc, will become part of the Fediverse and use Mastodon. Some instances will block them and defederare. Others will follow and federate.
Mastodon, et. al., is great NOT because of a lack of bad actors, but because of granular user and instance control.
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"We're committed to understanding why people don't give us access to their house to periodically rearrange their furniture and drop off advertising fliers"
I mistimed my basil planting and it climaxed before the tomatoes were ripe. I could make a saucy analogy out of all this but I will spare us that experience, you're welcome
ferns are ancient. back then they didn't have much memory (it was expensive) so they were generated procedurally. hence the way they look
I think I shall hold (if not practice) the same stance on this as on email: we should all control personal domain names as our best form of instance independence. I would love to be a part of this community but toot from a canonical iangreenleaf.com identifier. I would especially love to do that without sysadminning my own Mastodon server.
Looking to migrate my old toot.cat account sent me down the rabbit hole of https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177 and I am disappointed to see that in the time I've been gone, Mastodon has not magically solved all the unsolved problems of federation.
Which is obviously unfair of me, but I'm still disappointed.
Angry about a lot of things.
Early member of the Twitter diaspora (https://twitter.com/iangreenleaf)
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