Like it or not, @gargron is right. Showing vulnerability is easier when people literally can’t quote-post anything you say to throw people at you. And that design visibly shapes communities and heals people
@matilde @gargron I agree! One of the first things I realized upon moving to Mastodon was what a mistake "retweet with comment" was. Not only can it be used to make fun of people, it also encourages rebroadcasting things you disagree with...which is so backwards when you think about it...!
The thing that was getting me down the most on birdsite, I think, was good people retweeting harmful things, even if it was to complain about it.
@codesections @Gargron @matilde @Lexi I feel it's throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I want some means of sharing a toot while also sharing the reply I wrote to it. People don't bother to tap an out-of-context toot to see what I was replying to (too much hassle if you're just scrolling through your feed), so I need a way of putting a part of a thread on their screen.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!