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Terrana @Terrana

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yo

listen up

web servers aren't like real life locations

trying to treat them like that will lead you down wacky nonsensical argument paths

& unlike democratically elected governments, admins aren't working for you. we run instances voluntarily & are working solely to make the best environment as *we* see it.*

joining a server is agreeing that you will accept the admin's decision-making regarding policy on that server.

* we are usually willing to take input, up to a point. be kind & we will listen.

This missing-avatars problem is still causing me headaches. I can get #mastodon to give me a list of the missing local files, but I can't work out how to force a re-fetch. 😖

I'm seeing the term "enby" used more and more often recently, and I think I like it.

For those unfamiliar, it's a shortening of "non-binary", referring to those who are not (or are not just) male or female.

@Divan This, right here, is the flaw inherent in the protest, "But I thought of it first!"

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@hugo4de Greetings from Wales! I don't know of any, but feel free to ask around.

Apologies to everyone for the technical issues over the last few days. Suffice to say that the instance is not having a good week, but I'm working on it.

@USBhumpDog A silenced instance is invisible to everyone except people following it. Media rejection means that any attachments to their posts are not brought over even if the posts are.

Suspension completely expunges users from that instance from the local database, so there's nothing coming through even if they can be followed.

Suspension is obviously a bigger deal than silencing.

So what would be a good, short term for the people on my instance? I don't like "users" because it sounds so clinical. I've toyed with using "guests" but that has a specific meaning on the web referring to unregistered folks. "The people on my instance" works but is long-winded.

I'm open to suggestions at this point.

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@piotrex43 @EntropiaFox You're welcome. It's something I should've done a week ago; you asking just gave me the excuse to get around to actually doing it.

@EntropiaFox Just something I heard about in the news. Some group saying, "we're demonstrating a zero tolerance attitude to..." and it just reminded me of all the "zero tolerance" crap schools were pulling when I was younger.

@piotrex43 @EntropiaFox I've been meaning to put such a list up. I guess this is as good a time as any to get around to it. Shouldn't take long, I'll let you know when it's done.

I do not want to hear about your "zero tolerance" policy. Those hurt more people than the behaviour they're supposed to protect against. Take a stand, yes, but do so with a bit of flexibility and a bit of common sense, because reality will always defy neat categorisation.

@kellerfuchs Oh yes. It is also a good day for being a fox.

@Irick Oh, man, don't even get me started on dragons in drag.

Today is a good day for being a #dragon. How can you tell? It's quite simple: every day is a good day for being a dragon.