On the transparency of blocking

I will preface this by saying that I completely understand why blocking is not a visible thing. I get it, I'm not arguing it. There are unbalanced creepers out there who would probably do something particularly nasty if they knew that the object of their stalking had blocked them.

That being said... I wish I could see when someone had blocked me, because while I might continue to read their posts, I wouldn't bother commenting, or otherwise attempting to engage them in conversation.

Which, aside from "feed" accounts like RSS feeds or news feeds, is pretty much the primary reason why I participate in social media: to engage with interesting people. So knowing whether they're not responding because they aren't seeing my comments, or because they're seeing them and actively ignoring them, or because they're seeing them and just choosing not to respond, would be useful information for me, and potentially beneficial for them.

Like I said, I get it. This is just me musing.

#metadata #blocked #extrovert #social-media #conversation
AFAIK Mastodon is only public posts (i got a warning when connecting with a Mastodon user from Friendica telling me all messages to the Mastodon user would be public)

An honest question for Diaspora users

I haven't created a Diaspora account, so I don't know what's available on that platform versus this one. But in my search as a #gplusrefugee I'd like to have all the information feasible. So.

It seems that the choice of which "facet" of the Federation (Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Mastodon, etc.) one inhabits depends mostly on the features available in that particular instantiation. Some of that might depend on the culture of the individual node -- I admit that I've almost completely ignored the "Local Community" functionality -- but with the ability to connect with anyone anywhere in the overall Fed, that seems like a secondary concern at best.

Friendica seems to have some solid advantages over Diaspora, namely:
- Forums (equivalent to G+ Communities)
- The ability to edit posts and comments
- Threaded comments
- The ability to talk to more other platforms
So, for Diaspora users: why are you using Diaspora? What's "better" about that platform than Friendica that I'm missing? Thanks!

#question #Federation
goth1856 diaspora
if ya don't get it, quit trolling me.
I see no reason to become rude.
It's true I am no native speaker but your English also isn't very proper!
So let's try to find out what you mean because to me it seems you just wrote the same (or in other words: I understood the same as before).

So… what I think you mean is:

* You write a post on pluspora
* You want to read that post on friendica servers
* You want to read that post on libertree servers
* You gave some kind of permission

So I'd like to know if I understood it right and where you have given what kind of permission… so in what way. Did you check any checkbox, did you write it into your post or is there a setting for this, did you configure something…?

and by "plus" do you mean GooglePlus or pluspora?
if i post in place - a dozen other places should see it WITHOUT FURTHER ADO OR HASSLE. fucking simple. what is so difficult?
Yea, that is simple. To do so you need to make at least 12 contacts on different compatible pods. Or you use a pod sending your posts to a relay-s... show more

TIL Friendica feature

Are you #newhere like me? I just learned this, it might help you too.

Did you know you can subscribe to #RSS feeds on Friendica? Just go to your Contacts screen and enter the RSS feed's URL into the "Add New Contact" box.

h/t to for this nugget of wisdom.
Asahel friendica
oooh, I didn't know that! I remember reading about friendica's RSS feature, but never knew how to use it. Thanks for sharing!
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