If a funny toot makes people laugh, gives them a chuckle, helps them feel good for a minute,,, is it ever appropriate to re-post to twitter?

@ashfurrow I said "sure," but thinking about it a bit more, I think it depends on context. If it's your own toot, obviously re-posting is totally up to you. If it's someone else's, maybe ask them if they're OK with you re-posting on Twitter.

I mean, technically, this is a public form (DMs and follower-only messages notwithstanding), but I feel like the culture is such that it would be best to ask permission.


@ink_slinger ah, hadn’t even considered reposting someone else’s toot, I just meant your own. Hmm.

@ashfurrow OK, yeah, then I don't see any problem with that, unless maybe it's some kind of fediverse in-joke that wouldn't make sense on Twitter. But that's more a judgement call about the nature of the joke than about whether or not it's "OK" to re-post.

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