It is a self-esteem destroying machine that consumes time and excretes frustration.

broke the picket line to $2.99 same day order a carton of Izze Sparkling Juice to my house

The secret is I was going to do some of that anyway by virtue of being alive and myself but they don't have to know that

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If making up a guy and getting mad at him is too much work, give me a call and I'll do something morally and ethically ambivalent but socially distasteful for you to dunk on. For you, no charge

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@garbados strongly agree re: plug-ins. I think easily shared functionality extensions would be a fantastic way to enable server administrators and users to curate the experience

Skip-level promotion is fine for me - I can believe I might be the right person for the job duties - but fixed titles are strange. It is odd to me than on Monday I'll be a Senior Program Manager without having ever been a junior one

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This is your formal invitation to critically separate the substantive from the superficial

fedi design meta 

@garbados right - I think for me (as a UX person, at the time) it was more a question of what behavior we wanted the nascent platform to incentivize - but perhaps I gave the presentation layer too much credit

@KitRedgrave you are not in traffic, you are traffic

be good traffic

fedi design meta 

@garbados perhaps a mea culpa but I was vocally opposed to QRT functionality when Eugen first considered it - I had seen it used too often as a "look what this dumb bitch said" button on Twitter and I already had enough angst about the relative hostility of my near network

House ruling: If a Cleric uses an alchemy jug to create mayonnaise, it is actually miracle whip

@wxcafe that's a whole mood. "Please don't push my PR back until you're finished reviewing it"

stretching out PRs like that increases cycle time which goes past inconvenience into "actually bad for the project" so I wouldn't feel bad about addressing it directly or asking a supervisor about it

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@garbados @nasser second this! I think self-hosting makes great sense for a co-op; you can have full control of your own accounts and federation. feel free to message me if you'd like some help or recommendations on getting started

On the concept of "virtue signaling" 

The virtue signal is real. If you're here you probably do it and you should probably own it. It's unhelpful to think of those signs as Universally Good because even leftists don't agree on them.

But you should also recognize - I would say, you should also condemn, if you have a safe platform - when someone uses the signals of your ingroup to justify, conceal, or obfuscate doing harm. If they do so in your name, that's *your* reputation they're going to damage

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On the concept of "virtue signaling" 

In and of itself it's not a bad thing to show your colors. But it becomes insidious when it's hypocritical, or when it's used to justify harmful behavior and reinforce structural oppression. Like the "green beard" in green beard altruism, it is worse than pointless - in fact dangerous - if it doesn't come with the behavior it's meant to represent. 4/

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On the concept of "virtue signaling" 

Other signs may not be as explicit - I feel like I have some sense of what a person values when they say folx rather than folks - but they serve similar purpose. It's a shibboleth. A low risk, low effort behavior modification to say to that particular crowd, "I am safe. I am good. I am on your side." 3/

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On the concept of "virtue signaling" 

If an Evangelical Christian puts a fish decal on their car or business, that's definitely a way to signal their values to other people who would assess them and find them virtuous. It is an ingroup signifier. It lets people for whom it has positive meaning select for interaction with that person, and tells people who would not to stay away. That is its primary feature - a literal signal of virtue. 2/

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