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How to stop cross-posting retweets from showing up in :

1. Click on the three-vertical-dots icon (⋮) next to the posting entry box.

2. Select "Muted words" at the bottom.

3. Click the "Add new filter" button.

4. Type in "RT @"

5. Choose "Home timeline" (and whichever other timelines you want) and also "Whole word".

6. (Optional) Click "Drop instead of hide" to remove the tooted retweets instead of just hiding with the word "Filtered".

7. Save!

It keeps getting worse

vox.com just sends you to all kinds of directions (browser settings, ad choices) with links drowned into walls of text in order to opt out, and disclaims itself in case they don't work.

Some of these methods start looking really spiteful to me. A great percentage of people would succumb to the faintest of dark patterns. I really do not understand why all this extra effort. It just pisses off the few of us that care.

#GDPRHallOfShame #honorableMention

before the internet and computer viruses people could only be infected with slow, old fashioned, coli

reminder that the US title for Die Hard 4 ("Live Free or Die Hard") was presumably considered to be too US Jingoist in tone for the non-US market and so the film kept its working title of "Die Hard 4.0" outside of North America

JUST REALIZED

Jurassic Park is supes progressive from the dino perspective

- "so concerned with whether you can, not with whether you should" uhm hello silicon valley is that u
- dinos forced to work for the profit of the few rise up and literally eat the rich
- dennis embodies capitalist desire to get rich quick at the expense of everyone; gets what he deserves
- don't assume that dino's gender, bruh! even if you bred it to be female. maybe try getting to know that dino first before assuming

HTTPS-only is problematic Show more

imgur.com

It's virtually impossible to opt out.

It needs dozens of taps, some require you to go to the partner site to opt out which I didn't even attempt, and the navigation actually coerces you to go to the site instead of going back to opt out of the other categories.

Shame, imgur. One of the worst. Deserves an
#honorableMention

#GDPRHallOfShame #GDPR

so uh

if we don't do something about the environment we're all gonna die

just fyi

I wish more of the other people working on GNOME stuff were on the fediverse. So many people I can't interact with like I do the people here because they're only active on Twitter.

looking through older photos and ended up finding this excellent one of Sunny

This is the worst so far...

nytimes.com

Fake X button that does the same with I Accept, dark patterns from hell, and you have to scroll down more than 4 screens to find a camouglaged Opt Out button.

This one truly belongs to the #GDPRHallOfShame

There HAS to be a better understand about how large FOSS projects function than the current nonsense.

One dude in GNOME foundation writes a blog post is NOT the same as "GNOME decides to do X" - its rather part of a debate on how to solve an issue they have.

This is why often projects hide their internal debates away (making contributions etc harder) instead of talking openly about them - the blowback of having to explain, again, what a FOSS project is and how.

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

90% of "what's popular" on Google Assistant is a billion different IOT apps that take "turn on the lights" voice commands

There's a random Mariachi band in costume, singing music, here in Germany. Odd.

Mastodon has already shaped my expectation of social media sites, it's so grating to go on twitter again and see people post everything without CWs and yelling at each other

jortnite. has anybody said this yet. jornite. retweet now