use the mute and block functions liberally!!!!! (and reporting, but not all bad posts break an instances COC)

curate your federated TL to your desire

do not feel badly about it

the fediverse is Huge and you don't have to see everything if you don't want to


@gingerrroot I especially find joy in muting almost all Bots. (Still think there should be a direct feature for it.) Algorithmic, random nonsense can be fun in small doses, but it so easily fills our Timelines with junk we don't really need when everyone we follow has different bots they like to boost. A lot of advice I've seen is just to disable boosts, but boosts with bots muted is a great compromise in my view.

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Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.