Hi All, it's been a couple of days since I have Mastodon, but I haven't introduced myself. I'm from Tamilnadu, India and I'm and IT professional. My interests are astro physics, food, superbikes, nature and animals. I'm trying out veganism for the past 10 days and I feel good that I'm not hurting any animals. I am having a good time on Mastodon. Hope to engage with more people here #introduction #india
@raining_night Nicely done. 😄
Welcome. Do we call you Raining Night, or maybe RN for short?
I am using the same handle I did on birdsite, but kind of regret not taking advantage of a short nick that can be easily grabbed here.
Might help when people want to post and include you with an @ sign.
@design_RG ah.. hadn't thought about that. Yes, a shorter handle would've been convenient for others while mentioning me. Is there a possibility in Mastodon to change the handle like the birdsite?
Yes you can call me RN 😃
Losing the followers is a pain; there seemed to be some "moved" option you could enable, and it will keep the old profile and all the data still there, but people will need to re-follow I think.
Good work on adding the RN, it will make it easier to refer to you.
Yes, it is a screenshot from Mastodon.social.
Ok, but still 2 options are missing here - "Move from a different account" and "Delete account"
"Move from a different account" option is important to enable migrants to migrate to Qoto from other instances seamlessly(correct me if I'm wrong)
@freemo @Gomario @design_RG ok, i was not aware of this as I was on MS only for a couple of days. Also, I liked their move where they banned casetist toots. And I also saw some hindu fundamentalists complaining MS is unfair(these guys had a free reign in Twitter and always used hate speech in their tweets). So, I thought MS was doing something right..
Well they do have a clear liberal leaning. They also, as a result, tend to get most of the extremists exclusive to the right. The problem is that they are usually so quick to ban that a lot of people get banned who dot deserve it. This does include some respectful people who hold right wing opinions but it also tends to extend to anyone even accused of having right wing ideologies, even if it isnt true.
It also often winds up that the target's psts or ideas werent political at all sadly.
Maybe they allowed it to see how to handle such a size and crowd, which could happen in the future if the fediverse becomes more popular.
But I imagine it must be very confusing for new users, with so many fish in the pond and the mods trying to keep order like the UK parliament Speaker with the 600 MPs around him. 😃
Better to have smaller sized instances, with themes and attracting like minded, similar interested users. Easier to set the tone and maintain a civil atmosphere in that case too.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
No hate, No censorship. Be kind, be respectful
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