You know what's really lovely about having a post favorited by someone here on Mastodon? It means something I've said resonated with someone. And that's pretty damned priceless as far as I'm concerned. So, yeah, favoriting doesn't 'do' anything except make someone feel good. Isn't that reason enough?
"This is overlooked by Mastodonians who argue that the influx of new users will bring changes to the platforms. If you have an influx of new users and then you punish them for being themselves or trying to figure out ways to be themselves on the platform, then you will disincentivize users from recommending transformation or changes in the platform, even in open source platforms. They simply will not want to engage."
Dr Jonathan Flowers
I use the same design software at home that I do at work. Because I'm a lot more casual about my at-home work I am still using my bought-in-full copy from 2017.
I really, really, really need to look at the new features when they come out. This would avoid me doing a lot of things by hand that are suddenly only 2 clicks away.
Yes, I'm looking at you, Symmetry Tool!
It turns out graphics design is difficult, but here's my vectorised version
There are a number of non-confrontational ways you can deal with inconsiderate behavior on Mastodon. From softest to hardest:
😷 Tolerate, but don't boost
⏱ Temp mute: maybe they just need to get it out of their system
🤫 Word mute: maybe they're better if you just avoid that one topic
✂️ Unfollow: uninvited them your Home timeline
🤐 Permamute: drop them from all of your timelines
🙅 Block: keep them from interacting with you at all
⛔️ Server block: Them and what army?
Ok, Mastodon is officially a lot more awesome than I had realised. There's a federated server for everyone who's really into bitcoin, and, yes, it is full of people who are as awful as you can imagine. But, with one click, you can block the entire domain! 12.8k thousand crypto weirdos filtered out in a click. Amazing.
Artist, graphic designer, photographer, fiximalator, bad coder, and likes playing with electricity.