✨ HOW TO HAVE A NICE TIME ON THE FEDIVERSE ✨
1. Don't be a downer in replies for no good reason.
2. No unsolicited advice.
3. If someone says something nice to you, boost a post of theirs that you like.
4. If someone is rude/unhelpful/a downer in your replies, block-unblock them to get them off your follower list (or just block them if they don't follow you).
5. Use hashtags sometimes, and when you do, click on them and boost the good stuff to federate it about.
@cassolotl @ChrisWere I would add to this that muting someone can be handy sometimes (E.G. You follow someone, but don't want their posts showing up in your timeline). And Mastodon allows you to mute someone, but still receive notifications from them, which is the option I almost always choose. You can even specifically mute boosts only. Am I the only one to do this? Does everyone else just unfollow people they don't want to see?
@cassolotl I have some unsolicited advice for you!
You see, all you need to do is...
Aw, darn it, I did it again!
@cassolotl again, someone in my timeline giving unsolicited advice ... and then complaining that others do.
Cas: look in the mirror.
Stop giving people EXACTLY what you are criticizing them for.
@Truck Yeah fair point, my intent was to get across "no unsolicited advice in replies" (in line with point 1), but also you're being an absolute dick in tone so I'll just block you anyway. :D
Potentially Unsolicited Advice
@cassolotl If you want to remove a follower, what you can also do is lock your account in the Profile part of the Preferences, and then remove them from the "Follows and followers" tab.
Oh wait ... that just broke rule #2, didn't it? I honestly can't tell where the line is sometimes, when honestly trying to help people. I'll just put it under a CW, I guess.
Anyway, while I am not quite as quick to block as you -- I generally prefer mutes unless someone is truly problematic -- there's a lot of good ideas here (the hashtag boosting part, for example) and I appreciate the advice!
Very good advice, thanks a lot!
A little addition to 4. "block-unblock them to get them off your follower list"
-> this is sometimes referred to as "soft block" (when I first heard that term, I didn't know what it's about, so it might be handy to have it around your definition).
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