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Something I've noticed clogging up our Sidekiq queues have been user account *deletion* jobs. When you delete a Mastodon account, it appears that a lot of jobs get queued to notify other instances of that deletion.

Servers are already busy due to the influx of new users. If you're rediscovering the fediverse, and you want to delete some previously-created account, maybe wait a week or two? Much appreciated 🙏

I propose replacing the myers-brigg personality test with the distance you're willing to drive the wrong way up a one-way street

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Tips for new folks 

Content warnings and image captions are an important part of fedi culture. Both features promote inclusivity in their own way, and should be used liberally! You may find people are reluctant to boost otherwise good posts that lack one or both of these features.

"Politics", mentions of violence or other triggering subjects, spoilers, long posts, and plenty of other things greatly benefit from a content warning and keep fedi safer for more people.

New Blind users to Mastodon, thanks for the follows! If you need a screen reader friendly getting started guide, see starshipchangeling.net/mastodo #FediTips #Accessibility #Mastodon #Twitter

Friends don't let their twitter pals sign up to mastodon.social

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

I still firmly believe we need to reclaim web 1.0 and the good bits of 2.0; build a website, write a blog, follow each others’ RSS feeds, and help each other to do so

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sometimes I think about making a public instance but then I wonder if that's just step one in the chain of being the punchline to a 2025 joke about obscure fediverse drama

Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

I have really strong opinions about what is and isn't a Muppet. Whenever I tell people that they ask me about all these muppet-adjacent characters like "oh what about the vampire from sesame street, does he count?"

Uh, yeah, that's all he does

What do you call a spicy breadcrumb mix? 

@edwardloveall jalapeñko

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