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I’m boldly going where I haven’t gone before, which is right here at this site. Apparently this is a “toot.” I would appreciate a follow!

(Here's the authoritative issue: github.com/mastodon/mastodon/i - making it easy/elegant to QT makes it "immediately actionable", " very often invites the followers to join in on the conversation, and whoever has got more of them ends up having the upper hand " - Gargron. Totally agree.)

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(Oh OK, Mastodon doesn't expand linked toots. So there isn't easy/elegant QT, but there still is QT, and without search and data, hmm, that's not great for abuse I think. But such is the case with anything linkable.)

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(With a side of "the cable company sold you a VOIP addon, was it?")

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Getting a lot of email lately from local businesses telling me phones are down.

As you give your email out to trees, you hear an increasing number of forest sounds. Sometimes falling noises. I wasn't going to call y'all anyway but thanks!

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I like the implication here that people are diagnosed having trouble focusing often because they have to focus often. As we in aggregate increasingly don't need to focus, it does suck to have to be one of those who does, and sometimes I can't, but it's also easy for me a lot of the time w/ no chemical help (noodly music does help.)

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Armchair quarterbacking 

I'd like to understand more about why people apply CW vs. tagging. Maybe CW is appropriate as the opposite of tagging? - "this content is not meant for anyone to find, it embarasses me, it is the opposite of tagged/searchable?" (That is not how I'd like to see titled posts go down!)

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Armchair quarterbacking 

Emergent/unexpected use of software features is to be expected, but I'd roll out a title mode for this pretty quickly in response - I suspect most people don't want to read/dismiss what people are writing as title (but it's fine if people want to write a title.)

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The thing where people use Mastodon content warning as a title is questionable. Once people are accustomed to ignoring a warning it's broken.

These rocket photo-measurement markers remind me of the "Purina logo" in the sci-fi.

That's what happens to QR codes in the future (and long ago, far away): there's just one code, it always means "dog food."

I like "Super chat" (pay-for Q&A) like the way NASA Spaceflight tube channel does it. Reminds me of PBS pledge drives but with rockets.

(I remember people also calling them "tabs", and Excel UI does use that language sometimes - "sheet tabs." I don't know if Sheets does.)

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Google Sheets kinda flattens everything out into "sheets" doesn'it - the document and a document part can end up being called the same thing.

Excel steered "workbook" "worksheet (sheet)" here, but I remember Excel users I interviewed when doing UX work ending up at "it's all sheets" just the same.

Forgot we taggy here, thatsa .

"Reuse before build" (because otherwise you'll be washing a giant pile of barely-used laundry)

"0, 1, or N" (it really is best not to do it at all, but if you have to, try something that's low risk, does what's needed, helps you learn. If it comes up again, spend the time to do it right using what you learned. This conservation of energy is often necessary to cover all the other bases we talked about.)

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