I've been seeing a lot of negative toots today about misuse and abuse of a federated service. Mainly around the identity theft and misrepresentation of people and brands across different instances. I hope it doesn't snowball.
Mastodon has the potential to be a major player in the social world once it fixes it's minor annoyances.
@dredmorbius It would be cool if that could also work for hashtags :thumbsup:
@alexgamela :astonished: You're not to mention the 'birdsite' on mastodon on pain of death (joke!) :wink:
@pmakholm Isn't that where hashtags come in? Hash the <subject> and people will find it. What would be nice would be if you could setup up email-like filters; ie if <from> && <subject> = show me content.
@OldandConfused That sounds like my profile biog :grinning:
@SeanMcBeth There is a search above the compose box
@Geekster yes but it's easy enough to block/report when spotted.
@anton I've always tried to use hashtags sparingly so as not to muddy the waters. It's like the proverbial 'needle in a field of haystacks' other wise.
@dredmorbius Cheers for the advice. I've been watching the TL's but most of what I've seen is people floundering around in the dark.