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The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

Autoposts from the birdsite are problematic and may even violate your home instance's guidelines.

- short/tracking URLs
- usernames not/existing in both universes or who are different persons cause confusion
- RTs clutter local/federated timelines
- responses aren't read preventing discussion

- no use of
- content warnings (CWs) for peace of mind
- image descriptions for accessibility
- public/unlisted/followers/direct addressing

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@MacLemon I understand your points but, for me, it's a great stop gap measure until Mastodon has the needed critical mass.

@ainmosni @MacLemon You could always choose to do it the other way round: Choose Mastodon as the first location for your statuses (due to more features), and then mirror towards Twitter.

@rixx @MacLemon Yeah I'm considering that, just need to get a bit of time to set it up.

@rixx @ainmosni @MacLemon unfortunately the Mastodon->Twitter bridge doesn't work at the moment (or at least it didn't yesterday and the day before). Also there's content still on Twitter that I at least wish others would RT here. Official or expert accounts that won't be here till everyone is, and who have ideas I'd love to discuss.

@rixx @ainmosni @MacLemon but maybe there should just be an instance for that. "All the best from Twitter so we can chat about it here without a troll pile-on the way Twitter was initially"

@spongefile @rixx @MacLemon Of course with Twitter closing off their API more and more, doing that programmatically will become increasingly difficult.

@rixx There's one practical reason making this difficult: Post length. I'm responding in both channels and try camouflaging post origin as good as possible, but I don't want posts going "out" to be displayed as links just because Twitter can handle only 280 chars. Personally I want to just stay in touch with people that matter to me, walls between networks are a nuisance here, no matter the side you start tunneling from. 😑

@ainmosni @MacLemon

@z428 Wow, this is some seriously impressive level of necro threading.

@rixx Oh. Indeed. Merde, didn't really notice as it just popped up in my timeline for whichever reasons. 😔

@ainmosni Just dumping tweets here will not help gain that critical mass. (Which the Fediverse at large already has gained IMHO.)

As @rixx suggested, maybe do it the other way round. That would make your content a first-class citizen on the Fediverse and Twitter is still boiling Twitter.

@MacLemon @rixx yeah, the bridge I'm using didn't support that when I enabled that but I'm looking into alternatives.

The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

@MacLemon
thank you!
if i wanted to read that shit i'd still have a birdsite account!

i'm against cross posters too (see above), but auto posters have even less rational grounds for their configurations.

of course, if humans were rational we would not be having this particular agreement.

The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

@MacLemon I guess I go back to spliting my 'content' between the networks then.

The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

@MacLemon At least occasionally read your crossposting account, yeah

@MacLemon >usernames not/existing in both universes or who are different persons cause confusion
Eris.

The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

@MacLemon As an operator of a replicated account I'd appreciate if there was published guidance on how to do it right.

My WIP workflow for @RIOT_OS currently involves:
* not replication of replies
* making the main posters aware of fedi best practices (no short URLs, nothing to be CWd)
* manually stripping out or replacing @ mentions
* monitoring the account for incoming interaction to take it up

re: The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

@MacLemon at the very least, CW tweets as "birdsite," no?

The Fediverse is not an Endlager for your Tweets! 

@MacLemon autoposts is a nono, what are your thoughts on users selectively sharing/boosting their tweets on mastodon, as long as it's clean, same user names etc? I've been considering using bridges.

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