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social media is anything but and mastodon has not ever been and will not ever be better than twitter or any similar contrived microblogging platform for as long as it retains the favourite button

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hi please hire me to make you pixels i'm broke and unemployed and i need the money maple.pet/commissons thanks for having boosted this post already i know you won't have failed me 💜

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i make music: maple.pet/music

i make open source tech tools and toys: maple.pet/tech

i started the netizen club and the link cache, to help my yearning for a simpler internet: links.netizen.club/

i'm looking for work. if you know anyone who needs someone with 8+ years professional experience plumbing nearly any sort of bespoke tech, talk to me.

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if you like a post where a person is talking about killing themselves that means that you like that that person wants to kill themselves, there is no other interpretation for the wording x has liked your post that i can infer in good faith and this is why i tell people not to like my negative posts unless they like that i'm in misery because if you want to convey anything else you have 26 letters and punctuation at your disposal

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still don't understand what is the social point, what you are trying to communicate, by only liking a post on which someone has asked a question and asked for boosts on

"hey how do i do xyz?" "haha great post man"

this is almost worse than people liking my suicidal posts

social media is anything but and mastodon has not ever been and will not ever be better than twitter or any similar contrived microblogging platform for as long as it retains the favourite button

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newer mastodon users please stop trying to rationalize antisocial behaviour challenge (impossible)

the people telling me i need to be using alt text and CW because this isn't twitter are the same people who keep thinking liking someone's post conveys anything (reach, acknowledgement) other than that you like their post because that's what it did in twitter

there sure are people on the internet insistent on being wrong and boy do they know how to push my buttons to keep arguing with them 🫠

getting told that every website having https is "devaluing the worth" of websites having https, like every website has it now so it doesn't mean anything

while also arguing that google "did the right thing" forcing every website to have https (whether they handle sensitive data or not)

which, as someone who disagrees that static websites need https, i have not heard worse technical arguments in a long while

@mavica_again it's the same with like, fundraiser/donation posts, I see ones with stuff like 'please donate I have 2 days to raise $500 to not get kicked out' and there'll be 5+ times the number of likes compared to boosts and it's like, you are not helping, you are not contributing, you are telling a vulnerable person you saw their struggle and couldn't be bothered to press one button to give them a slightly wider reach

social media is anything but and mastodon has not ever been and will not ever be better than twitter or any similar contrived microblogging platform for as long as it retains the favourite button

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"but they're acknowledging you" no they are being unhelpful and you are being patronizing

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and i don't mean in a mansplaining kind of way or "how do i do x in y" "use z instead"

i mean "how do i do x" "rando favourited your post"

like it's just non-sequiturs. i'm in a don hertzfeldt skit

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who am i kidding nothing has really changed since 2017 we're still giving non-answers to question posts and trying to explain why that is a correct thing to do

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newer mastodon users please stop trying to rationalize antisocial behaviour challenge (impossible)

webdevs who learnt their craft prior to 2010 should brand themselves as "html over the wire engineers"

QRT mastodon.online/@kerfuffle/112

anyone got decapped ROMs they need someone with free time to mark up in maskromtool? :boost_ok:

trying to find community online without knowing anybody already on the inside be like oh cool i guess i get to be in the middle of cultural warfare instead

trying to find community online without knowing anybody already on the inside be like oh cool i guess i get to be in the middle of cultural warfare instead

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