I‘m usually mortified of people with anime avatars. Quite often I block them on sight. So Mastodon is where the good anime fans are?
@Lexialex There are a few. I don't know who octodon.social has or hasn't blocked, so I can't speak to your odds of encountering a regular person vs troll garbage.
(for anyone not knowing why we are wary of such things:
@Lexialex i like to think everyone actually looks like their av (mine is only slightly processed ;)
@Lexialex Mastodon is like the mirror universe from starter kit, all that was bad is now good
@Lexialex I don't think the anime/moe avatar rule works here at all. As far as I can tell, people with anime avatars on here are interested in anime and that's it.
@Lexialex It's just another one of those survival rules for Birdsite that go out of the window on Mastodon, like assuming everyone who's arguing with you is doing so in bad faith.
@Lexialex It depends. If you see somebody with an anime avatar whose home instance is gs.smuglo.li or libertarian.club, then they're probably an asshole. People with anime avatars from witches.town or octodon.social are more likely to be OK people.
@CobaltVelvet doesn't put up with assholes on her own site.