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".
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.
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
Eric Meyer published an article about how HTTPs disallows the caching that enables internet access in places that depend on satellite internet. It's yet another unforeseen consequence of choices made that aim to make the web safer and why diversity matters in tech.
In addition, I've always felt that this new push for HTTPs only depends on a free service - Let's Encrypt, and that's inherently problematic. What if LetsEncrypt shuts down? (SPOF)
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
This is the worst so far...
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.)
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