building good communities vs. enforcing rules

Building good communities is more important then enforcing rules

Helping someone understand why rules exist is more important then telling them what the rules are

You don’t have to build your communities like you’re a company. You can just TALK to people.

DO be explicit about your community norms. DO use your moderation tools to enforce them where necessary. But for the love of god, don’t mistake rules lawyering for an actual community.

— from @nightpool@cybre.space on Mastodon. Cross-posting to Tumblr for safekeeping…

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cross-posted from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com via IFTTT.
Originally posted on April 08, 2017 at 07:43AM. [Tumblr direct link]

How fact-checking becomes “useless” before a totalitarian government:

Via Twitter.


from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com, posted on December 06, 2016 at 12:00PM. [direct link]

Engage by Twitter

I’d love to have the Engage app, and use it on my main Twitter account.

Not that I’m a “celebrity”, but that yes at times (if not often) reading the Twitter timeline leaves me feeling quite upset.

…But thing is I don’t have an iOS device, and I loathe to get just one more gadget or replace any of the ones I already use, just for the “pleasure” of “engaging” a version of Twitter that’s somewhat less “upsetting”.

I’ll wait till they release an Android version. (Or a Web-app version, maybe…)


from my Tumblr blog: ferdifz.tumblr.com [direct link]

Message regarding OAuth and t.co URL wrapping from The Twitter Team

Did any of you Tweeple notice this email, from The Twitter Team?———- Forwarded message ———-From: Twitter Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 2:02 PMSubject: Update: Twitter Apps and YouTo: –snip–@gmail.com Hi @erdina, Over the coming weeks, we…

Did any of you Tweeple notice this email, from The Twitter Team?

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Twitter <–snip–@postmaster.twitter.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 2:02 PM
Subject: Update: Twitter Apps and You
To: —snip–@gmail.com

Hi @erdina,

Over the coming weeks, we will be making two important updates that will impact how you interact with Twitter applications. We are sending this notice to all Twitter users to make sure you are aware of these changes.

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