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 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.
@Gargron @starbreaker @CobaltVelvet @Lexialex @Mainebot What's really cool: If Twitter ever pulls an AOL and starts federating like AOL did with Usenet, everyone will just mute it. Couldn't really do that with Usenet. You still had to see gaps in threads where Clarence from Omaha was sharing his views on Mexicans and Area 51, then the replies, and it was a mess.
Here, you don't see it because the person they're @-ing is muted and you don't follow them.