If someone has a History Of Being Shitty, just because they are notionally "one of my people" doesn't mean I have to welcome them or accept people in my communities welcoming them. And I'm not tagging this with meta because this goes beyond recent events on this network, it's something that I see all the time and I will not fucking stand for it.
So after everything that's happened over the last week, here's a boundary that I shouldn't *have* to make explicit that I'll be pinning to my profile now because of abusive figures with clout in this network:
If you think that someone's marginalization excuses them from criticism, especially if they are acting in a way that marginalizes others, stay far the fuck away from me.
Crosspost from Twitter bc ive seen this shit un-CWed here too:
oh god fucking dammit people this shit again
loss.jpg is a fucking comic about a miscarriage. it is a blatant fucking trigger for a whole hell of a lot of people and the meme of mocking this shitty comic is shitty for people's mental health
Trying several different versions of Swiss and I *still* can't get it to boot the GCMs I got from Vimm's from an SD Gecko. On-console Gamecube piracy is proving to be difficult
Henlo, I moved here today from .social
please have an example post of the things I like to draw 😚 ❤️
🐴 🍍 #mlp
never stop being weird
Hey if you’re planning to make your own mastodon/pleroma/remember gnu social? instance that’s amazing and godspeed! If you want to make it open registrations, all the best to you - but please don’t only think about how many users your server can handle, but also, how many _you_ can handle, and find moderators and co-admins you trust!
inside a house: Show more
in this house we don't use ascii art without content warnings denoting that there will be ascii art, for both reasons that social media clients mess up formatting, and that screen readers struggle to parse them
Seeing a million unfilterable "fuck terfs" memes is unpleasant
You know when you asterisk out a word to avoid search, like tw*tter instead of twitter, you’re just skirting people’s mute filters
because remember friends mastodon search is shit
New block: waifu.social Show more
You probably knew it was coming ahahahahahaha
For anti-LGBT bullshit, anti-feminist bullshit and edgelord bullshit
admin stuff: new instance block Show more
tfw you go to look up the admin of an instance so you can tell them someone's pulling that 4chan edgelord comedy racist bullshit on their instance, and it turns out they're the admin
I hope none of y'all stylish dragons wanna talk to anyone on weeaboo.space because that entire instance is completely silenced now.
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”
I've got a lot of wolves to toot at you mastodon!
the network isn't called mastodon!
👏 it's 👏 called 👏 the 👏 snug 👏 zone 👏
hey y’all, there is a very thin line between “let’s make this place better than twitter” and “that means no one can express any negative emotion ever.” remember that lots of us are dealing with bad shit and expressing that doesn’t mean you are “ruining the community”
I just realized that even though I've been back on masto since January I've never made a hashtag introductions post
new user tip, silly Show more
instances rename their "post" and "fave" buttons sometimes! if you ever hear someone say "florp a ping" it's the same as "fave a toot" for example.