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hydra-calm
Posts: 58/59
Twitter's treatment of images is particularly hilarious/painful for stuff like terminal screenshots or cadence layouts with a bunch of solid colors and simple patterns. Yellow suddenly becomes weird white-beige on a bunch of vias...
RanAS
Posts: 330/333
Originally posted by Tarale
It's nice to see all the new activity! Now I'm having a little bit of trouble keeping up!!

i had to read through 400 posts since i woke up

it's been 3 5 hours of reading jul already

i don't think this has happened to me in a while, even in SMWC - that said, i like the activity that's been happening around here

while this place was slowly getting more active, i didn't think we'd reach 400+ posts on a day
Tarale
Posts: 1370/1382
It's nice to see all the new activity! Now I'm having a little bit of trouble keeping up!!
Kak
Posts: 1664/1677
Originally posted by Xkeeper
You definitely should considering what Twitter does to images.
I know.

I've been thinking of creating a tumblr just for those, but .
Of course, there's still the comedy solution of having something like kak.bplaced.net/art which I'm sure is a great idea to try on a free host.
Halian
Posts: 309/393
Shows the value of keeping it comfy.

Also webmastery is hard
Xkeeper
Posts: 22978/23031
You definitely should considering what Twitter does to images.
Kak
Posts: 1661/1677
honestly these days I mostly use Twitter to upload art, which I've always seen it as a sort of placeholder solution
(read: I don't upload it anywhere else even though I probably should)
maple
Posts: 62/75
porkchop sandwiches
Robbie Rage
Posts: 59/61
I have to say, I do enjoy the different tone and influx of new voices that this place brings. I welcome any and all people and things that make it all possible.
FieryIce
Posts: 4103/4104
Nope, too active now, can't keep up with everyone.

This is neat though, it's been a while since we had so many people posting. Maybe social media is dying and people are returning to forums lol
Xkeeper
Posts: 22974/23031
I will say I'm pleasantly surprised that it seems that:

- starting a lot of conversations (thanks Tarale & others)
- inviting a lot of new people
- maintaining the chill friendly atmos

...has made this place a little more active than usual! Who knew.

Make sure to invite all your friends.
Xkeeper
Posts: 22934/23031
It's not just the firehose of information and the "need to reply now now now", it's that it's largely gamifed by notifications. It's literally turning human interaction into a Skinner box, albeit one operated by your peers. Posting content is the activity; the feedback of likes, favorites, retweets, or boosts are the rewards. You're conditioned to keep posting, keep trying to find that viral message that will give you the next high.

(The punishment is all the nagging emails and notifications you get if you don't play along; "We miss you! You haven't posted a status in so long, tell us what's going on!". It's gross.)
Halian
Posts: 285/393
Originally posted by maple
Originally posted by Halian
Is there a guide anywhere to setting up your own Mastodon instance? I'm tempted to roll a (non-connected) one for the characters of an RP community I'm in.

the documentation is here but i'm not sure if they cover running with federation disabled

at any rate if you ask around in mastodon or the discord chat (i think there's one anyway, i'm not in it) you're bound to get someone to help you

thank
maple
Posts: 40/75
Originally posted by Halian
Is there a guide anywhere to setting up your own Mastodon instance? I'm tempted to roll a (non-connected) one for the characters of an RP community I'm in.

the documentation is here but i'm not sure if they cover running with federation disabled

at any rate if you ask around in mastodon or the discord chat (i think there's one anyway, i'm not in it) you're bound to get someone to help you
Halian
Posts: 284/393
Originally posted by maple
Originally posted by hydra-calm
Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor

not censoring myself is what got me suspended from twitter twice and then i made my own mastodon instance where i can say what i want

(but more seriously, yeah i get it :C )


Is there a guide anywhere to setting up your own Mastodon instance? I'm tempted to roll a (non-connected) one for the characters of an RP community I'm in.

Originally posted by Tarale
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I never really fit in other mediums that weren't IRC or direct chat however much I used them. Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor and squeeze your interests into the exact mould that would get you engagement if you wanted friends out of it. Forums just feel more natural, honestly.

Social media definitely feels that way now, but early Twitter was very different. Of course, early Twitter was full of nerds and early adopters, and everyone was just so excited and happy to talk to one another. It was generally very friendly.

It is no longer very friendly.

hooray, eternal september 2.0
Tarale
Posts: 1326/1382
Originally posted by hydra-calm
I never really fit in other mediums that weren't IRC or direct chat however much I used them. Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor and squeeze your interests into the exact mould that would get you engagement if you wanted friends out of it. Forums just feel more natural, honestly.

Social media definitely feels that way now, but early Twitter was very different. Of course, early Twitter was full of nerds and early adopters, and everyone was just so excited and happy to talk to one another. It was generally very friendly.

It is no longer very friendly.
maple
Posts: 39/75
Originally posted by hydra-calm
Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor

not censoring myself is what got me suspended from twitter twice and then i made my own mastodon instance where i can say what i want

(but more seriously, yeah i get it :C )
hydra-calm
Posts: 56/59
I never really fit in other mediums that weren't IRC or direct chat however much I used them. Social media in particular felt like a game where you had to self-censor and squeeze your interests into the exact mould that would get you engagement if you wanted friends out of it. Forums just feel more natural, honestly.
maple
Posts: 37/75
as someone who hadn't used forums in a good number of years and got used to the constant influx of information of social media, it's taking me a while to adjust back
Tarale
Posts: 1324/1382
I'm also enjoying the slower pace, and also just… well… it's not like things where you're broadcasting to the world, tempting sealions in to have a go at you. To be honest, I've become quite afraid of posting on the Internet and it's made me weird and isolated.

I mean, you know, uh, more so.
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