Hey @Gargron! Quick question. When there's a link with a preview in a toot (e.g. https://social.rosnovsky.us/web/statuses/102906245133909836), does the preview cache server-side somewhere or do instances hit the server every time someone sees a toot with this preview? I'm seeing very unusual spikes in site visits after I post to #mastodon. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, just trying to figure this out :)
Feeling sentimental, really. In just a month on #mastodon, y'all helped me rediscover the internet. This little corner of the web, this kinky, weird, compassionate and such a diverse space, where people are open, and loud, and so smart! And I want to say thanks for this to each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart. And a special thanks to @Gargron: I hope you realize how much good you brought into this world, and how many people found meaningful connections and true home here!
I guess, it's a form of PTSD: before I click on any link on #mastodon, I instinctively contemplate the implications for a moment. Will I now see more posts like this? Will this go into my permanent profile and follow me all over the internet? Who will get a signal that I clicked?
But then I remember and feel relieved. Every time.
Also, what's the deal with eye contact being hidden behind CW on #mastodon? Can someone explain?
Mainstream social media made me so cynical that when someone asks a genuine question or makes a helpful comment on #mastodon, my first thought is "The hell are they mocking me for?!". But then I remember that people are genuine, and nice, and compassionate, and enjoy helping others, fuck I am broken, what is wrong with me??
I’ve also got a rocket.chat going on and will be replacing my community Slack with it soon (I expect community to revolt at first, but hey, nobody likes change, right?)
Go Seattle #Seahawks! 🏈
Socializing like it's 1999!