Pretty rude. Just got this email from

I don’t want to tell them how to do their job (even though they’re comfortable telling me how to do mine) but the instance has already *been* upgraded lol

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also I don’t think Mastodon (or Twitter) should have an Edit button :dont_at_me:

@ashfurrow emailing out-of-band instead of having an open discussion is not a strong choice, either! odd stuff.

@asavage weird of them to assume I 1) care about what they want and 2) care about what the Mastodon dev team wants

@ashfurrow well, hopefully you’re planning on maintain your Mastodon instance! /s

@ashfurrow @asavage 3) what some (uninformed!) "random mastodon user" not even caring to put their name on it thinks you should do. How's the saying? "Put your own house in order"? (In German it's keeping your own front-door clean, to translate the German phrase by meaning). Ah: "Mind your own business" it is IIRC.

Really rude, full ack. Can't be a m.t user I guess 🙊 So just ignore, you have our backing 🤣

@ashfurrow smells like they found the instance domain on one of the instances list and maybe it's not up to date ?

The email not the best indeed 😬

@ashfurrow If there's one thing I've learned from being online, its that it is crucial to always listen to "some random [x]."

@ashfurrow i haven't looked into it but i hope it has a "view edits" function. it's the only time i'm okay with message edits of any kind on social media

@ashfurrow i sadly think that's that living with typos, or deleting (and optionally redrafting) seems to be a minority opinion

🤔 To me it's the nature of how twitter used to be when you'd SMS a tweet. Plus there's the question of likes or boosts. The nature of a post can change depending on how it's edited. At the moment I know if I delete and repost it feels a bit rude to those who boosted. Like a breaking of that trust. So if there was an edit option, you'd want to know it was or have version history.

@otfrom @ashfurrow
Also as someone who has on occasion felt the need to screenshot when people delete and then redo the tweet in reply, I think that it's better to not have that edit functionality. It don't think it's added anything to sites like FB.

@onepict @otfrom yes, it adds both technical and interface complexity that IMO outweigh the benefits

@onepict @ashfurrow I'm not sure if delete and redraft would replace the root and have the same reference. I do like it for when I catch something early but not early enough. Not having QTs makes a big difference I feel. I also find I'm blocking the few trolls I do find more quickly here. I'm trying to avoid the outage machine of Twitter.

It's definitely a more rewarding experience on here, with the discussions and sharing. You do get out what you put in.

@ashfurrow I think it would be ok, provided that you can also view the edit history to check that nothing nefarious is going on.

@ashfurrow I would like to be able to retroactively add a CW though

@ashfurrow Who is that even *From*? Just sounds like some rando being rude.

@ashfurrow wait, is this just some dude enabling you unprompted, or a scam?

@ashfurrow judging by his email address, he's on a mission :clippy:

@ashfurrow that's rude!

If anything "what prevents you from upgrading" and try to be of help.

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