2 thoughts on “Suspension might expose Mastodon’s following bugs

  1. I don’t see @[email protected] nor do I get a warning (since I can’t see it anyway).

    As for traffic, something wacky is going on in the world, but I don’t know that it has much to do with Mastodon.

    I seem to be getting a lot of referral spam, lately. So plenty of “traffic.” But I also think that (a) Bard and Bing Chat answers are replacing search results for real humans and they’re not digging much deeper; and (b) real humans think nothing of re-sharing absolute crap with a catchy headline, but are wary of clicking a link – any link – given to them by a real friend. It is discouraging, to say the least.

    I am disenchanted and bored by the internet, lately. And still, I can’t quite bring myself to quit it and become a digital hermit.

  2. Hi Holly, I’m not on Mastodon.nz. It was Mastodon.nz who suspended (banned) Mastodon.social for a period. In doing so I lost all my Mastodon.nz connections—and I have not recovered them. So much for owning my own data—when they can be lost at the whim of an admin.

    That’s sad about those LLM-driven programs. They have to be the least reliable source on the web!

    I still love my work but then if it weren’t for the print editions, I wonder if I would still be as interested …

    Your writing is still awesome. I still enjoy it. Nothing like decent writing—by a human.

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