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Also...Mastodon's columns are kind of flawed. I think I'm disabling the advanced layout.

GUESS WHAT? I think I'm just going to use this as my main instead. Sorry for the panic, kids!

So...um, some sad news. I don't think Mastodon is for me. The highly progressive atmosphere, tone, and community don't align with me. No one really seems to listen or even talk about the "why" behind things.

With my disappointment--gosh, the Federated timeline is so clever--it seems I'll have to deactivate my Mastodon and Gab (yeah, I made one, didn't work, go fucking figure). I'm keeping this around as a peek into SEE*R and my own personal thoughts, but for now...arrivederci.

Does anyone have advice about how to take a domain back from my registrar because of a trademark complain that is in a class unrelated to my site’s business?

the fediverse is full of multiple factions and splinter cells, but there's always one constant: i never have any fucking idea what anyone is talking about

Conspiracy theory:

Homeland Security urging citizens to upgrade their Firefox is a reverse psychology attempt to get people to NOT update it.

How the hell is lovelytheband so good? pity party, alone time, make believe, maybe i'm afraid...wow!

"Nobody can reply to this tweet" is not a great idea when misinformation spreads so rapidly on your platform. In fact it might be a terrible idea.

But maybe it'll cut down on "wow this blew up here's my SoundCloud"

Hashtagging toots: a guide, cont. 

Hashtagging toots: a guide 

Plot twist: The home-feed spamming people I follow render the federated timeline additionally spammed out. Good. Lord. No thanks.

there should be more noah's ark shit. the idea of a dude picking up two of literally every animal and shoving them on the same boat is too funny not to recreate

@mariberg You are so funny. You went on a monologue for a while on the instance. I'll see if I can hook this up better so that more people can see your toots. In the mean time, You might need to reply toots/get them to follow you so that they can see your toots. It's quite a friendly community of people who follow each other.

Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.

You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.

Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.

So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:

1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;

2) Use hashtags.

#mastodon #meta #FAQ

Does anyone else ever get disappointed that "crackpot mad scientist" isn't a valid career choice in this day and age?

On a happier note, I got my sense of taste back from having the flu so I can actually enjoy the coffee in the break room

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