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@bhtooefr I guess I wonder if it's a good idea in the first place to try to treat toots like posts in a forum where you are a moderator. Or like personal blog posts where you can turn the comments off. I get that this seems to at first just give more control, but in an ecosystem of a social network - which is what Mastodon actually is - I see lots of problems to give such asymmetrical control tools to users.

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#socialcoop tech request 

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I quit.

It's very painful to see how has turned out, and how we have let people down.

I've lost hope that this group's overall makeup and values are suited to fostering a healthy community. I am leaving the instance and other discussion groups, and asking that the tech team migrate the instance off of the servers I was providing (before end of Sept).

You can find me at @mayel

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RT @openstreetmap
OpenStreetMap is a freely editable map, which sometimes attracts vandalism. We condemn anti-semitism, and the recent defacement around New York. The community fixed this issue within 2 hours, and the vandal has been blocked from further editing. blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/08

#mastodon #meta 

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Discourse-inspired, three sentences that don't directly reference it, but comment on the viability of the Fediverse as a singular entity 

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Thanks for your answers and suggestions. I appreciate it so much that I can ask random questions and kind people will take a moment to answer them.

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downtown Saint Paul hot takes 

#socialcoop meta 

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Let me know about your PHP conference, user group, or project Fediverse account so I can follow it. I'll start doing a #PHP #FollowFriday for the Fediverse.

Please boost this post for reach. Thanks!

If implodes, my alt is mattbk@mspsocial.net.

Watching someone write toot after toot about how wronged they've been and how they're about to leave... 

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re: stuff I'm procrastinating and over-posting on social.coop Loomio threads:

I think far more important that (A) the co-op itself be a safe, welcoming, respectful place for every member, generally and in our internal communications than (B) the co-op protect everyone from offensive ideas from *outside* the co-op.

B is still nice, but the stringency for A should be much higher than for B.

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I wish there was a better way for me to learn this stuff than constantly being wrong in public.
-- Hadley Wickham (in a discussion about efficient expansion of vectors and algorithmic complexity)
R-help (July 2012) #Rstats

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The lack of quote boosts does almost nothing to prevent quote tweet-like behaviors, societal pressure against quote tweet-like behaviors does. Meanwhile, valid use cases for quote boosts exist. (This post structured like a quote tweet on purpose.)

mastodon.social/@Gargron/99662

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