Gay dating apps
So Grindr is a gay dating/hookup mobile app, the chats/DMs for which are stored entirely on your device (unless you opt to enable Google Drive backups).
As such you can lose your chats if you delete and reinstall the app, resulting in the note of "lost chats" on many users' profiles.
Today I saw somebody with a screenshot of the Urban Dictionary entry for "lost chats" and I found it sometime entertaining (if a little... Crude/insensitive?) https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lost+chats
Occasionally, you'll see someone argue that a topic is too important to "censor" behind a content warning.
The purpose of CWs is not to prevent people from seeing the warned-about content, but rather to prepare them to see it. That's especially necessary in a forum where posts come through in a steady stream, with barely any transition from one thought to the next. It helps people fight numbness, keep from feeling overwhelmed, and ultimately maintain their engagement with important issues.
Please boost for visibility: Global Accessibility Awareness day (#GAAD) is on May 19th. I’d like everyone that can to turn off your monitor, or close the laptop lid and connect a keyboard, or close your eyes, and turn on your OS screen reader, and use your computer with it. How does it make you feel? Do you know enough keyboard commands? Does it give you enough info? Does it make you enjoy using the computer? Do you feel productive? Why or why not? #a11y #screenreader #blind
Good afternoon, Please remember to add Content Warnings early, Content Warnings often.
#AusPol posting without a CW, you better be sure that's a paddling.
Content warning abbreviations can be a bit confusing, so here are the most common ones:
ph = physical health
mh = mental health
pol. = politics
adj. = adjacent
+ = positively framed
~ = neutrally/uncertaintly framed
- = negatively framed
begpost = crowdfunding request
= Boosts are okay/appreciated
= Twitter, also known as "Birdsite"
If anyone can think of anything else, we'll happily boost it. But most others tend to be self-explanatory.
@Em0nM4stodon different people have different opinions but some things to keep in mind:
* Best practice for screen reader friendliness is to #PascalCase your hashtags
* The Mastodon app will "suggest" you use the first version of hashtags it already knows about which may mean it tries to downcase them
* Hashtag searches only work across the "known network" of your server, not across all Mastodon servers or users.
* Using a lot of hashtags can reduce legibility of your toot.
PSA to newcomers, crossposting
#PSA: to newcomers!
Some of you might be tempted to #crosspost between 🐦 and 🐘. As a general rule of thumb, crossposting is frowned upon.
🐦 ➡️ 🐘: try not to do this, but if you really want to, avoid RTs & limit to personal tweets. Set post visibility on 🐘 as "unlisted", so the local timeline is less noisy.
🐘 ➡️ 🐦: usually fine, but don't crosspost replies or boosts, respect privacy of others.
Welcome again & hope you are here to stay.
Linux sysadmin/advocate, scoutsvic leader, okfnau, bisexual/polyamorous/autistic/ADHD geek. Opinions mine. they/them/theirs
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