A collection of things I made for people new to #Mastodon, based on questions I commonly see in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)
What the heck with these privacy settings? https://cybre.space/@cassolotl/98998860005309510
Local vs. federated timelines? https://cybre.space/@cassolotl/99049526570400165
How to interact with a toot that you somehow find outside of the Mastodon web UI: https://cybre.space/@cassolotl/99065381727851693
How to get people to join Mastodon
A guide by... er, me
- Show them a screenshot of your favourite open instance.
- Tell them it works well in browser on mobile.
- Tell them the admins are good people who ban nazis.
- Invite them to join your favourite open instance.
- DO NOT use the words federated, instance, or free and open source.
After they've joined, send them here:
I declare #CakeForTransFriendsDay.
I'm fed up of "coming out" days that ask trans people to come out in an unsafe world, doing all the risky stuff, while cis people ignore us.
I'm Cassian. I do http://www.polyinpictures.com. I also knit a bit, I'm #nonbinary (they/them) and I do a bit of activism about that (such as an annual nonbinary language survey). I'm #ActuallyAutistic, and witter about that a little bit. I have #EDS / #hEDS and complain about that a little bit. I post frequently to #PositiveNews. I like tea (see also @TeaWillTravel!) I have a cat called Rosa, whomsn't I post photos of here on occasion.
I think that's it! Thanks for reading. :)
Just realised a bunch of people have probably got boosts turned off.
Ey oop, I've moved to @cassolotl !
if you're still looking for the perfect holiday cards, I've got you covered with some ridiculous raptors!! 4x6, pack of 5. 💖 #mastoart #creativetoots https://tictail.com/thousandwrecks/festive-raptor-holiday-card-4x6-pack-of-5
Patreon is definitely hitting per-thing creators hard.
Okay so Patreon has updated the FAQ on their new fee structure, and:
Q: How does this impact me as a per-post creator?
A: As a per-post creator, your patrons will see the 2.9% + $0.35 service fee added to all paid posts. For example, if you are a per post creator making two paid posts per month, your patrons will be charged 2.9% + $0.35 for each paid post.
Their example is a $5 pledge on a month you made two things, which is now two $5.50 pledges. Which is... I guess it's an *average* pledge but more than 50% of my backers are pledging $1.
So consider the case of a $1 pledge, with ten things made in a month (which is much closer to my numbers, and probably most webcomics folks'):
($1+2.9%+35¢) = $1.379
$1.379 * 10 = $13.79
($1*10)+2.9%+35¢ = 10.64
...and what the hell Patreon why are your processing fees suddenly so huge now where are those going ffs.
The “yeah sex is cool but” meme as represented in this ⚡️Moment is basically me. https://twitter.com/i/moments/938788508914864128
Backup account for @cassolotl.
In Wales. Nonbinary. Has EDS. Autistic. Likes many proprietary and centralised softwares. Gender neutral pronouns. Profile pic by @Andrea.
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