If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see https://superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).
If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.
Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.
@Matt_Noyes totally! I don't find it so bureaucratic even, just helping people understand what kind of community behaviour is appreciated.
Maybe worth a loomio discussion/vote? I don't know if I feel the energy to create one though :/
@nicksellen I wonder what my fellow community ops team members think?
The question: should Social.Coop have a policy along these lines:
If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon mark your account as a bot (see https://superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).
If it's a dual purpose fediverse account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then please create a separate account for the twitter crossposting and mark it as a bot account.
@flancian @Matt_Noyes @nicksellen @Jon_Envisioneer @emi @michaelafisher I remember a while back I asked someone to adjust their crossposter to just crosspost their tweets, as it was posting both their tweets and retweets, which kinda overwhelmed the timeline.
I'd definitely be onboard with a more explicit policy on that front...
I think ideally this would be managed by the reader's client, but I understand that's difficult. In general, though, I wouldn't go and ask someone to post less of X in general; I'd rather have the tools to filter X.
"If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot" - even if one only quote something from a Twitter source?
https://nitter.net/ or https://tweets.newsbots.eu/ allows one to see a referenced tweets without going to Twitter directly (see https://mas.to/@blueplanetslittlehelper/105526262655645894 or posts by @Greenpeace).
A consistent hashtag to indicate retweeting would be useful, but #retweet is now sometimes used to indicate #boostplease.
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