how would you describe the differences between forum etiquette vs what's normal on social media? i'm trying to write a guide for the alt+h forum since a lot of our userbase is only used to say, twitter and tumblr. all i can think of so far:
- double posting is generally discouraged
- likes (or equivalent) are only for Really Good Posts
- grammar standards tend to be higher
- the circumstances under which necro-ing threads is allowed (i feel like this one is pretty variable)
development dumb of the day
finally got round to using git for the alt+h utility bot's code, forgot to un-hardcode the discord bot token (i know, i'm bad for doing that in the first place) and IMMEDIATELY got an email from discord like whoopsie poopsie!! our web crawlers detected your bot token was leaked!!
chittr twemoji conversion to-do list (pt2)
>♦️ ♣️ ♠️ vers of emojis with hearts in them (😍 👩❤️👨 etc)
> horned vers of 💀 + ☠️ + 🏴☠️
> 🧛 to rainbowdrinker
> 👸 + 🤴 to highbloods
> 🤡 to subjugglator
> 👨⚖️ to legislacerator
> probably a bunch of other cultural modifications like that
> i've almost certainly forgotten stuff
chittr twemoji conversion to-do list (pt1)
> alternian alphabet A-Z squares
> grey-skinned vers of every people/face emoji (+ black hair and horns where necessary)
> blood color vers of 💦 +💧+ any emoji with sweat/tears/etc in it (😅😭 etc)
> blood color vers of 🅰️ 🅱️ 🆎 🅾️
> blood color hearts, circles, squares, etc
> blood color zodiac symbols (+ extended zodiac?)
> white vers of every animal
> green + pink moons
> alternian alphabet vers of emojis with text? (🔜 🆒 etc)
> recolor ♦️ + ♣️
so i'm making a handout on coping with species dysphoria for alt+h and i'd love some feedback ( 🖤)
you can see the outline so far here: https://staff.alt-h.net/apps/onlyoffice/s/qiEbrS4gDFBGDkZ
like our last one, it'd be available as a pdf, and we're gathering funds to produce and distribute physical copies for free, too
would you use a resource like this? what would you personally want out of it? how should i structure it? bonus points if you can point me to resources or discussions you've found helpful in the past!
here's the thing about implementing a regex system for homestuck quirks: i don't feel great about letting quirked posts loose into the greater fediverse for accessibility reasons.
but, i know from instances that have more complex markup than mainline that there's a way to fall back onto something more readable for other instances that don't have the feature.
could i leverage that to provide a pre-regex version of posts for screenreaders?
i think i can get by if i can migrate to a 'development' environment (because they don't give you a choice but to use docker for production builds) and learn some rails, which i'm gonna have to do anyway for chittr but ugh
it's missing so many things i expect of a forum and it's frustrating to only be able to learn this as a process of people starting to use it
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