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✨ 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 4) Plus down-vote when your software supports down-votes.
@unfa Yes, at least on #Friendica I can downvote on comments and posts/topics. As I said, not all support it but generally #ActivityPub supports it.

@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?

@TheFake_VIP @ChrisWere Oh I do mute boosts sometimes! But like, yeah, if you don't want to see someone in your timeline and you still want to be able to see their replies, unfollowing and muting-except-mentions do basically the same thing, right?

@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

@cassolotl

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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