Comments on 2017-11-16 How to Mastodon

Resources for Mastodon Newbies.

– Alex 2017-12-20 21:44 UTC

A brief introduction to Mastodon

– Alex 2018-01-08 18:00 UTC

How does Mastodon work

– Alex Schroeder 2018-08-19 05:58 UTC

Eine Anleitung auf Deutsch

– Alex Schroeder 2019-01-14 10:18 UTC

I used to recommend newbies check out the accounts someone they know already follows. But you know what? I don’t think I ever did that. Signal to noise is no good. Too many abandoned accounts, and the endless chore of hundreds of clicks to make – this doesn’t scale well.

Conversely, hiding your network (Settings → Preferences → Hide your network) makes perfect sense. So do that instead. 🙂

– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-06 21:10 UTC

I have been greatly liking the new social platform this year ❤

– jadiilelz 2019-03-16 10:44 UTC


– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-16 21:50 UTC

Think about the “delete and re-draft” feature Mastodon has (instead of being able to edit your posts)... When you do it, all the boosts and replies get disconnected. They don’t move over to your new toot. If they did, then we could just call it “edit post” but that’s exactly what some people didn’t want: if you liked a toot, or boosted a toot, they claim it would be very wrong to then change what the toot said. And since there is no way for the software to distinguish edits that fix typos (which would be OK) from edits that change the meaning of a toot (which isn’t OK) ... there we are: unhappy! 😭

Editing statuses doesn’t work for Diaspora, either. It doesn’t even work for Diaspora comments even though you cannot like or share comments. I guess they simply assumed that if people can reply to it, you shouldn’t be able to change it. You may delete it, of course, and write a new comment ... at the end, where it belongs. 🤷

– Alex Schroeder 2019-08-28 11:13 UTC

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