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Hey friends!

With the recent massively important #USPol leak, it's extra-important to make sure you CW your uspol toots. A lot of people are going to be very stressed out right now and will very much appreciate not seeing more.


@NinjaDebugger @trishalynn @arthurdoler I agree with this AND I also can't stand the "dried leaves in boiled water" taste of tea. But fruit juice with nata de coco is great.

realizing that GPU-rendered terminal emulators are so many levels of “you gave a teletype anxiety”

@trishalynn Done. FWIW, if you feel like it, you can look up an account in the search bar and then report it, and include notes with context, which puts it all directly into the moderation interface where I can take action. But if you don't feel like it, that's OK - I'll still take care of it!

OK who can help take Matt Mullenweg up on his offer to bring #Tumblr up to full #indieweb standards? cc: @humanetech

Not a joke: this is a very real opportunity... #openweb


“卖安利”means strongly recommending sth in mandarin. And “大会” means a big meeting or a event

Because a main sns platform in china called Weibo recently starts to show its users’ ip in public without permission and users can’t cancel that. Then a lot of users decided to leave Weibo, and we seize the chance to “卖安利” recommend mastodon to them XD

And his guess was spot on! Based on that idea, a little bit more focused searching found an article confirming "卖安利" (selling Amway) is a colloquialism for making a pitch on social media.

Hashtag approved.

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A fun little success with multi-cultural/lingual moderation:

I was reviewing a trending hashtag: "长毛象安利大会". My instance lists trending hashtags only after mod review.

Google Translate said "Mammoth Amway Conference." Clearly "mammoth" is "Mastodon," but is this actually Amway? I wouldn't allow MLM to trend.

The posts didn't look like literal Amway. I have ~zero Chinese cultural/language competence. Time to ask friends.

@pstewart guessed it might be shorthand for "pitch something to us..."

One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.

It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.

It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!

Oh wow, the European Union 🇪🇺 now has its own official Mastodon instance!

You can follow lots of important EU officials on here including the @EU_Commission

#EU #EuropeanUnion

if you were wondering what happens when (doesn't allow the letter E) meets (only allows the letter E):

@misseli It's early days! I don't know any other lawyers here yet, but a couple of relevant follows, perhaps: @dsalo @yaelwrites

terrible people, comic violence 

For example, we don't federate with k*w*f*rms any more, as of about 4.5 seconds after I found out they have a fediverse instance.

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Welcome, new folks! The federated timeline is getting a lot busier and more fun today, since you've been finding interesting people to follow.

If you see objectionable content on the timeline, please take the time to report it. You get to choose whether to forward your report to the instance the content came from. If an instance seems sketchy (or you don't care to look at it), just keep the report local and I'll decide whether to yeet the offending instance into the sea.

I'm planning to move Sandwich's status/outage updates away from the birdsite, ideally to something with an API and that people can subscribe to. But the SaaS options seem weirdly expensive or half-baked, and none of the open source options are actively maintained. Recs?

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

@MrColdFury The official apps are out, I think, and have gotten much better. I was using Amarok before that.

will be offline from 13:00 UTC - ~16:30 UTC today. Sorry about the trouble! A Mastodon security patch will be coming out during the very early morning in my time zone.

@evelynyap Alas! You're very welcome to stay, but I understand the weird empty feeling. It's hard to get a critical mass of users, and I haven't had time to actively promote the instance (or use it much).

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