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Totally forgot I said I'd do a Beard Reveal on my Mastoversary, which has now come and gone. So enjoy my long fucking beard that never braids quite right. (selfie, ec, i guess you can boost it if you want to horrify your friends)

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Anyone who says that ad- and tracker-blockers are bad is a cop.

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Hello were you trying to read hello hi hello I'm Evelyn

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flipping my ass into a vertical position and guzzling egg nog

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anyone else having trouble logging into their Parler account?

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Hey folks, an instance with Bolsonaro supporters just arrived in the fedi, brasileiros.social including what seems to be a bot reposting bolsonaro content from :birdsite:

If that wasn't enough, they say in their terms "they hope never to have to moderate because everyone is adult and polite and will hear, listen and respect each other", in other words, smells like freeze peach.

#fediblock

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in approximately five billion years, sol will exit its main sequence and begin its transformation into a red giant (or "large adult sun")

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rent assistance begpost boost are appreciated $240/$430 

Um hello everyone, I want to start raising money for rent and food (rent due feb 1). I was out of work for a month because of Covid and don’t have any way of paying for it. Since I work a student job, I didn’t receive any help. Anything is appreciated. Thank you
Rent : 335
Paypal: paypal.me/JourneiG
Venmo: journei-g
Cashapp: $journeigr

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Somebody: offers me aid

Me: no thanks I'll make it work

Me making it work

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appears cancel culture has struck once again with the NRA filing for bankruptcy

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Selfies, eye contact, crowdfunding 

Hey. So I talked about this in other instances, but I’m going to be moving to a new place next month. I need help with covering rent and bills while I look for a new job. You can support me directly through Venmo, Paypal or Cashapp.

You can also support my writing through Patreon. I have written some new essays lately and am going to release more.

Venmo: FarahT
Cashapp: $Underwraps77
Paypal: paypal.me/farahth
Patreon: patreon.com/Y3W_TREE

Thank you for your support. ❤️

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

one last thing before I log off for a bit to breathe

people don't lose the right to common courtesy just because you don't like them
block evasion is still shitty as hell no matter what the context, end of story
threatening people is not ok, end of story

what you do isn't suddenly justifiable because someone is "the enemy" or "the other" it isn't, it really really isn't, that's an incredibly dangerous way of thinking

stay in your lane

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

I know none of you want to hear this, but we, as a community, dogpile people on a terrifyingly regular basis

if you don't think we do, please just think critically about the way in which we engage with a lot of people

we dogpile and we virtue signal and we dramamonger and we get involved when we don't need to and, frankly, shouldn't

and you know what? some people are well-intending when they do this and that's the hardest thing of all

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

instead of boosting a primary post I see so much "oh this is my paraphrasing of someone's post that praraphrased this post that..." and then that post gets shared by someone who has a lot of influence and everyone accepts it as gospel

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

clarity and understanding aren't luxuries we should revoke from people because we don't like them or agree with them

mastodon is a community and subtooting is poisoning the well something fucking fierce

because when we play telephone with the facts they get distorted, they get hard to follow, it's hard to try and look back and actually understand what was going on

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

instead of engaging with a discussion because you want to help resolve the conflict at hand, or because you want to try and inform yourself, or because you want to change things for the better, folks engage with it because "well everyone else is doing it so I may as well" and it fucking sucks

you're turning REAL PEOPLE'S LIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH AND STRUGGLES INTO A SPECTATOR SPORT

YOU HAVE NO STAKE IN THIS

SO STAY THE FUCK AWAY

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serious thoughts about mastodon's "discourse culture", meta 

mastodon loves to engage with discourse as a spectacle

what starts off as a discussion or a disagreement or an argument QUICKLY spins out into an event

everyone on the sidelines starts to hoot and holler and recklessly share their account of what happened and engage in games of xe-said-ey-said without consulting the original people or even letting them know that that's being done

and why?

because it's FUN to some of y'all

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