I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
And I'm back again, now that I've managed to escape employment in a glorified parking lot. Hey all. What the heck did I miss?
My least favorite part about new folks logging in is the DM panic.
“Oh no, my DMs are unencrypted and can be read by the instance moderators and admins.”
“... just like every other social platform you’ve ever used, plus most email platforms.”
“Well, yeah, but on those other platforms the admins are a team of underpaid entry level employees at a faceless company, not a single person or small group of individuals that’s I can get to know”
We've decided to close chaos.social signups right now instead of in the evening as we had planned originally. All users can create invites at https://chaos.social/invites.
Our reasons: We discovered that we were prominently listed on joinmastodon.org despite our opt-out, and the resulting amount of signups on what we see as a community instance was both unintended and unceasing. Communities, in our experience, are not limited in size, but in sustainable speed of growth. #mastoadmin #chaosadmin
so i am sitting on this bench and a raven landed on the fence to watch me and kept sidling closer and eventually flew down even closer
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#selfcare looks like rosé cider and star trek
this also fits into my long term project to try to convince wrestling-loving socialists that drum corps is like wrestling but better
People asked good questions, everyone wants solidarity, most people took my handouts. :3
Reconnected with people and announced queer brunch, brainstormed a lot of solutions.
I feel better about life 😍
If I mention someone in a toot, will they be notified even if our instances have never interacted before?