salvation army, psa
seasonal reminder that the salvation army, as their name and the bell ringer telling me to "enjoy hell" earlier would imply, is first and foremost a conservative, evangelical fundamentalist christian church and missionary program. (and i know there's plenty of marginalized folks who can and have commented here on how "helpful" and "anti-discrimination" they really are)
give your money to real charities or people in need instead of believing the same far-right evangelicals that always vote to fuck over marginalized folks when they say they'll really help people in need this time for realsies.
interesting how all these people going "we can't just block other people we're uncomfortable with" will block anybody who makes them uncomfortable by suggesting people should consent to the things they see and discuss
also how they're usually people who are perfectly fine with vomiting their disgust all over the place under the banner of "extreme honesty" when, honestly, they should just be screaming "I REFUSE TO DEVELOP EMOTIONALLY! I REFUSE TO DEVELOP EMOTIONALLY!" over and over naked
Mastodon privacy PSA: locked posts and locked accounts (173 words plus image descriptions)
I have seen this catch out more than one person, so here's how it works:
- The "follower-only" on 🔒 posts means *everyone who follows you*, not (per "Friends-only" on Livejournal) everyone *you* follow. Any rando who follows you can see all your private posts going forward.
- If you want to restrict who can see your follower-only posts in a vanilla Mastodon instance, right now the only available tool is restricting who can follow you, period:
+ In the "Edit profile" settings screen, there is a "Lock account" checkbox (see image one). If you tick that, whenever someone tries to follow you, instead of immediately following, they will show up in the "👥 Follow requests" column linked from the "Getting started" column. (You can also get email notifications - see image two.)
+ If you block someone, they will not be allowed to follow you and be removed from your list of followers. You can also soft-block someone - block and immediately unblock - to remove them from your followers without permanently blocking them.
YouTube, screaming, salty language, literal songs.
Some lighthearted stoof for you all.
So now that I've settled to this instance...
I'm VTMarik, been internetting since the days of AOL 3.0 under various names. I play video games, I read, I enjoy long drives, and political yammering. I'm an aspiring writer working on a fix-up in the modern wizard genre.
I'm also aspiring to be a Twitch streamer, playing RPGs. My username is the same across the webosphere, excepting FFXIV and Fortnite.
Look forward to Tooting muchly away from the Dread bird site.
Rag&Bone Philosopher, spreading truth and decrying lies. (Profile pic is Self-Portrait of A.O.Spare)
Writer, Player of Games, Zoroastrian SubGenius
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko