Since there’s a lot of new people trying out Mastodon, something to be cautious about: your DMs can be read by admins of your instance and the instance of the recipient, and when your toots cross an instance boundary, it’s possible for your private toots to get boosted. Some of the privacy guards in place on platforms you’ve used before don’t work the same here.

@misty Also, unlike birdsite: DMs go to ~everyone~ mentioned, even in the body, not just the list of users at the start of your toot. So if you want to complain about @user@annoying.server, don’t mention them in full or they’ll get a copy too.

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