I like the interface, but I'm still sticking with Tusky for the time being, since I like the multiple account feature and the option to clear notifications. I look forward to seeing how this develops, though.
its filled with useless stuff like someone saying "good morning", do you just scroll past toots like that or is there a way to make it better ?
like Twitter has an option to sort the home feed by recommended tweets, is there anything like that for mastodon ?
I've had a lot of fun over there and met a few really cool people. I hope they are all over here as well, because I just had it with the 500 character limitation.
It's been a sometimes thing, and I got really good at using every last character I had -- at the expense of proper literate writing, spelling, and punctuation.
FUCK THAT. I BUTTFUCK THE LANGUAGE AT MY PLEASURE, not because I have to distill it down to 500 characters or less.
It doesn't squeal, unless I make it squeal.
The point is, language and speech are means of self expression, and 500 characters bleeds all the color out of my art.
SO SEE ME HERE!
i am trying to follow someone. sometimes i notice i can type my full username with this syntax
what is the REAL username needed to type when i follow someone? and why this strange behavior to add an initial @ ?
I am struggling with decision paralysis trying to choose an instance. I've never been on Mastodon before.
I am tired of euro-centric and US-centric Internet spaces, but still enjoy the international aspect. Are there any instances with decent international presence?
I was searching for articles on Google Translate with SearX (serx.cf) and then, when I open the Mastodon Federated timeline (mastodon.la), guess what, a post about Google Translate! Talking about how humans should translate and not machines, the exact same topic. Can't believe I haven't escaped this bullshit with Mastodon. Live and learn.
I’m quite bullish on Mastodon and ActivityPub in general. I think it’s the kind of software that churches, bands, and any other group should take into consideration if they want to establish a place to congregate online. And I very well may be doing some of this myself.
This might just be a me problem, but I don't like that they use the word toot in Mastodon.
When they chose that word, they probably were going for the sound an elephant makes with its trunk, because a mastodon is similar to an elephant. But I have always been aware that toot is another word for flatulence. So personally it makes me cringe.
You can imagine what it's like for me if you replace "toot" with "fart" on mastodon. Now everyone is talking about liking the best farts, sharing someone's fart, etc. I'm not suggesting they change it on my account, I just wanted to share and see if anyone else had the same problem.
Edit: Apparently they already did change the name
Edit 2: Oh wow, apparently it was hbomberguys idea 6 years ago.
You are not logged in. However you can subscribe from another Fediverse account, for example Lemmy or Mastodon. To do this, paste the following into the search field of your instance: !firstname.lastname@example.org