@frogworth you're tooted "ELON MUSK IS A CUNT" like 35 different ways in a few minutes..
just making sure that's on purpose
@aussocialadmin Oh they were all retweets that were crossposted due to my just having turned on crossposting.
I won't do it again!
@aussocialadmin Ohhhh sorry the local timeline is a thing I will need to get used to for sure!
Apologies and hello local people! That will be all my colourful language for the time being. Lucky we're *Aus* social eh?
There's a way to do that right, they're called URLs. Just link to the post on Twitter or whatever that you want people to see, without mangling it up to make it kinda look like it belongs natively - which never works and always brings in broken mentions and other junk.
I see crossposting as necessary for people to transition from one network to another if they still have contacts or need to remain connected on both sides.
If we banned them overnight I'm pretty sure I'd be forced to go back to the birdsite because that's where my social and work circles are largely based.
I think Twitter especially with the algorithmic feed encourages stuff like retweeting like a manic, because you never actually know what anyone will see of it.
Meanwhile over here, you just spammed 20 random things into everyone's face.
I guess my core issue is most crossposts assume the platforms are 100% equivalent, and they aren't at all.
The only things that go there are single, initial posts. No thread followups, no boosts, nothing that mentions a specific user - basically just the original things I post with no elements that people on another platform would find irrelevant. It's clean and simple and doesn't clutter anything up for folks over there.
original stuff can be planted like a seed in multiple places... if people interact and grow multiple trees
but I don't want replies or reposts of other peoples content, with other services metadata is the problem with me
For instance, what if it instantly posted your content, but shared content was buffered at one post an hour by default?
I'm thinking for instance of the case where you might retweet some art someone did, or a video of a game someone is working on which would be my use cases. I don't need those to fire off immediately... the intent is "this is stuff I'd like other people to see".
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