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Oops I forgot this won the poll so I enabled it earlier but then forgot to post, sorry/you're welcome :jokerfied: :jokerfied:

Should we enable the upsetting clown emoji on 438punk.house?

The best way to post an image on Mastodon:

1. Write your post and attach the image by clicking on the paperclip 📎

2. Don't press Toot yet! Instead, click on "Edit" in the corner of the image.

3. Move the circle so that the 16:9 preview looks nice. This is especially important on images that are portrait or square orientations.

4. Add a text description in the box, so that people browsing in audio will know what is in the image. (A lot of blind people browse the internet in audio through screen readers. Image text also gives you a chance to add details beyond your character limit.)

5. When you've done all that, click "Apply" and then "Toot!"

6. You can read image descriptions by hovering the mouse over the image after posting.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #Posting #Accessibility #A11y

We are updated to the very important v3.4.6 ! :black_computer:

does everyone here know has started!? check @funaday for more!!

DID YOU KNOW that Mastodon makes it super easy to add text descriptions to the images that you post? It only takes a few seconds, but can help people who use screen readers tell the difference between a cute photo of your dog and a burning cop car :acab: Even a few words description is better than nothing, and unlike other platforms it doesn't add to your character limit or change the text content of your accompanying post.

Let's make the punk house more accessible!

438punk.house will be down for a little bit at 21h EST while we do some regular maintenance!

New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

Pro tip, cont'd: For this reason, it's also more customary here for people to NOT use aster*sks or a1ternate spe11ings to obscure terms which might get flagged on other social media. LOTS of people on the fediverse use filters to customize their user experience, and if you replace letters in words it might bypass someone's filter and expose them to content they'd prefer not to see!

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Pro tip: it's very simple to mute a term or hashtag that you don't wanna see on your timeline! Not feeling the spirit ? Don't want to see certain things on your timeline? If you're logged in in a web browser, you can go to "preferences" and then "filters" and add whatever terms or hashtags you don't wanna see. (You will still see a little bar in your timeline that says "filtered" whenever a post is not included, so you can tell that it's working and how often)

438punk.house is "hosting" Fun-A-Day this February. We're encouraging our users (and anyone else who wants!) to participate. If you're [insert winter/pandemic/life under capitalism problems] and looking for a little external support and encouragement in doing a project, fostering a new habit or just shaking up your routine, you're welcome to join us!

Post with the hashtag if you wanna participate, and follow @funaday for updates and to see what others are up to!

Just enabled some new emojis on our instance for !

We've now got :boostDenied: [Please do not boost] and :boostRequest: [Please boost!] ! In addition to :boost_ok: [OK to boost] which we already had. Not very fun or cute, but useful nonetheless.

Remember, if you ever see a custom emoji on Fedi and you want to be able to use it too, just ask!

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