And lemme tell you
The mutes that I have appreciated the most over time are the ones where I took a "big" account or domain on Masto out of my feed
Because it frees up so much "space" for me to hear other voices
My own personal rule (that I break sometimes, but whatevs you're not the boss of me):
I click "mute conversation" after the *first* Reply Guy and I don't look back
If it's the kind of thing where it attracts That Kind of Attention, nothing good will come of me listening to them explaining my joke to me or well-actuallying me, or giving me unsolicited advice
Last thought on this I promise
(Until I need to bang this drum again; it's something we need to be reminded about periodically)
Anyone who non-ironically uses the term "echo chamber" to describe people doing self-care is a troll who you can safely block and mute
It's a big jump to go from the legit observation that echo chambers exist, i.e. "right-wing trolls only listen to other fashy people" all the way over to "and that's why you must listen to every reply guy"
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