@robin Good luck with the olive shopping. I’m sorry for the frustration, but solving the business problem probably promises some good newsletter content, maybe?
This John Peel Archive is ambitious. I like a lot of the art direction. The editorial content is very nice. Some of the interaction is too cute. http://johnpeelarchive.com/
@lrhodes I understand and support the desire to take away the bullying tool. I lament the loss of contextual payload that quotation/citation provides when done without malice.
I guess I’ve become cynical enough to think the former outweighs the latter, and that realization probably explains my cooling on social media generally.
I don’t want people hurt, but personally this serendipitous branching is where I get value out of all of this.
terfs, fascists, emotional labor
Social coop members: If you are having a hard time understanding the need to take action on the instance to limit fascists, terfs, etc.
Do not engage a trans, queer, or otherwise marginalized person asking for explanations of terminology or to defend their feelings. They do not owe you an education, and it's emotionally taxing to have to bring every well intentioned reasonable person up to speed.
Instead, DM me and I will do my best to explain it. #socialcoop
@foozmeat I don’t know much about ActivityPub but have been looking for an excuse to learn more and this is up my alley. I will curious to pitch in if you end up getting started.
@lrhodes I am excited about this. The subject-area-focus possibilities of the local timeline are compelling to me, and communities of humanities scholars/enthusiasts online are of particular interest.
Let me know if there's help you could use.
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@emi I haven’t researched it, but my understanding is that the only way to do this right now is to have accounts on all of these instances. So this viewer would be a way to stay abreast of the local timeline on accounts that you weren’t using as your primary daily posting account. A way to have a general purpose posting account while still being aware of goings-on on more specific communities of interest.
@h I was thinking more about the use case of lurking on several timelines as a reader. Hadn’t thought of the admin/moderator use case, but you’re right. Thanks for the feedback.
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