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re: follow requests, boosts; ¡do not repost my toots outside fediverse w/o permission! 

[nothing new, just merging a few pinned toots to save space]

Follow requests

Follow requests are most welcome, but I wish to maintain a healthy and safe network, so I'll accept reqs if

  • you've a bio that introduces you & some public toots, at least partly in a language I can read;

  • you don't support discriminatory, hateful, or violent ideals/organisations;

  • you've a positive vibe.I tend not to follow back immediately, as I want to keep my home feed low traffic. Interactions welcome nevertheless, please don't feel like I'm being dismissive.

❤️ 🕊️

Boosts

Boosts are welcome, unless the toot says otherwise.

I won't boost:

  • toots with media that lack a detailed enough alt text; unless the media is described in the toot itself, or the toot content is (imo) very important/interesting (in which case I usually post a follow up with descriptions if I can)

  • toots which you request not be boosted, ofc.

  • I tend to only boost mutual aid requests that people I follow boosted into my timeline, I'm new to the concept so I trust them instead

Please annotate your media with good, fairly detailed alt texts. Transcripts and descriptions of images, transcripts of audio. IDK if videos can have alt texts, but that too, if possible.

Re: quoting my stuff outside fediverse

Please do not repost the content of my toots on other social networks without asking for permission. I'm pretty likely to say "go ahead" but still. It's not okay if you post without permission but notify me afterwards either. It's basic netiquette.

This does not apply to e.g. if you're writing a blog post and quoting me there. Tho I'd still like to be informed, who doesn't like reading blog posts?

Prompted by someone copy&pasting a toot on reddit and promptly earning a block. Yes, it's public, but public toilets are public too and you don't take urinals home, do you?

re: follow requests, boosts; ¡do not repost my toots outside fediverse w/o permission! 

@cadadr About reposting your toots outside of fediverse, does this also apply to pasting a public link to your toot on any other service, so that the content of your toots is then accessed in its context? Or is it only about copying the content without linking to the original post and thus without giving attribution?

re: follow requests, boosts; ¡do not repost my toots outside fediverse w/o permission! 

@Stoori Links are fine. I'd like to have the right to consent where the text of my toots are posted, tho, with or without attribution.

re: follow requests, boosts; ¡do not repost my toots outside fediverse w/o permission! 

@Stoori FWIW,
what triggered the original toot about this was this post on r/emacs. Their toot seems to be deleted, but the person just posted the content and after that replied to me saying sth like "folks on r/emacs appreciate this [link]", which was very annoying because I don't post on r/emacs as it's co-moderated by "gun rights" people. I reported the post to mods, but they didn't delete, ofc.

re: follow requests, boosts; ¡do not repost my toots outside fediverse w/o permission! 

@cadadr I understand your point and will respect your rules.

Almost always when I share something from the fediverse outside of the fediverse it happens on discord, mostly among finnish people, and I prefer pasting the public link to a post. Sometimes, when I'm sharing images that are clearly non-personal (like memes), I may paste a direct link to the image.

Attribution in sharing is important.

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