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My least favorite thing about Mastodon has always been the unnecessary and snide convention of using “birdsite” when referring to Twitter. I’m not a fan of this sort of winky insider nonsense.

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  1. @jack I can understand that. But I think it is also instructive to see why. I think of birdsite as less of a inside joke and more of an extension of the community’s commitment to content warnings. Lots of the people who shaped mastodon’s culture were run off twitter by hate mobs

  2. @12ozbeehouse Of course that makes sense, and can I understand why it’s used that way, but I’d still prefer that it wasn’t. Without enough context, it risks coming across the wrong way, and anything off-putting to new users should be avoided. That’s the effect it had (and still does) on me, personally.