hi new users! this is a reminder that mastodon's culture is NOT the same as twitter's-- you're entering a community, not a void, and we're reading your posts and want to interact with you
please don't treat this place as "twitter but with a new ui." the influx has been overwhelming for some of us who've been around for a while, we're happy to see new faces but please be considerate of the people around you as you join this space. thank u
@hammerj ok this is geared toward how i like my social media, which is: slow, intentional, mostly replies and talking to friends. it's also geared toward when there aren't a flood of new users
i like checking the local timeline to see what people are up to without following them/seeing if i want to follow them at all, but it's Very noisy right now, at least for me
@hammerj you can change the privacy settings of your posts-- public posts go to the local timeline, unlisted/private go only to your followers. i only post public if i want to call attention to something or ask questions, unlisted/private for more informal stuff. it depends on what you're comfortable with though, i'm shy so i stick to unlisted/private most of the time
A more limited delivery option.
Seeing your post at the permalink requires being logged in on the same website as someone who follows you or was mentioned.
Your post will not appear in-app except to followers browsing your profile, and to anyone mentioned.
Your followers will receive the post in their home feeds, and anyone mentioned will receive the post in notifications.
Your post cannot be boosted, except by yourself."