This is an old re-toot, slightly edited:
I'm muting 🙊 and blocking 🙈 some tooters. It's my way of weeding out useless stuff to clean up the #timeline I see:
❌ bots that toot only nonsense;
❌ accounts that exclusively toot in a language that is totally alien to me;
❌ accounts that mainly toot #nsfw #smut #anime #porn;
❌ accounts by hopelessly angry, hyper vulgar, super offensive peeps (many out there are tolerable, but some are just lost causes).
@evelynyap I haven't blocked anyone yet but there certainly are several good candidates for it.
I have to agree the ones described on your list are pretty annoying. 😃
Oh yeah, I also block businesses that are based in other countries. No point in me seeing their toots/ads. No point in them taking up space in the timelines I see.
you can filter out languages by going to Settings -> Preferences -> Other -> Filter languages
Not on Tusky.
The language one is tough for me - I want to be inclusive and diverse and ... dang it, I just don't see words there :-(
Having failed to learn the Greek alphabet recently I think my odds of a non-Latin script are pretty low.
I do like trying to read/understand some words in toots that are written in other #languages like #Spanish, #Chinese and #Japanese. Maybe even #French. But some languages are just totally alien to me. Zero benefit.
#Cyrillic can be fun when you're in Russia. It's fun for me to see how they spell McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, sushi, etc. I'm like a Sesame Street character going S-t-a-r-b-a-k-s. Yeah, I'm silly.
For years - latinate languages are okay. The overhead to learn a new alphabet/chat set stalls me out though.
I loved seeing Greek and puzzling out sounds. But it was a bridge too far for that experience. Script/picture languages (not sure what the correct word is) leave me baffled. Something wrong with my eyes or brain or something :-)
Fluent Forever is a great book / app by the way.
Generalistic and moderated instance.