hi new users! this is a reminder that mastodon's culture is NOT the same as twitter's-- you're entering a community, not a void, and we're reading your posts and want to interact with you

please don't treat this place as "twitter but with a new ui." the influx has been overwhelming for some of us who've been around for a while, we're happy to see new faces but please be considerate of the people around you as you join this space. thank u

@cxli @heyrochelle thank you for this reminder. Are there particular things it is best to avoid/do to help ease this influx into the space?

@Finz hello! for one, are you using the toot! app? tagging the person you've boosted from isn't generally a thing people do unless they want to talk to the person they're boosting from. you can turn that off in settings if you like

here r some masto pro tips
- learn about post privacy (!!!!)
- hang out in the local timeline-- it's like the general channel for ur instance (maybe not rn, the influx means everything is loud)
- take it slow, don't panic
- just like. generally be nice, yknow

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@Finz in general masto is not a great place to go viral, for me getting more than ~5 boosts on a post is overwhelming and i have to mute it. (i'm suffering rn)

i think of it as a more intentional, slow place to have conversations with people. not like, a place to drop quippy boostable content™ every few hours

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