Hey so, I'm putting together a transmasc resource site (to include compilation of folks' self-reported experiences with transitioning, legal info stuff by state, a community/media side of things, and eventually hopefully community submissions).
I'm really interested in transmasc folks sharing what sorts of info they'd like to have covered, whether that's personal experiences they want represented or questions they'd like answered.
Pls send me yr thoughts, and boost this if yr comfy with it.
trans issues, asking for help
my insurance isn't gonna cover what i thought it would. i'm fighting with them right now, but it's looking like my top surgery is going to cost 7,000 dollars more than I anticipated.
any help/signal boosts/anything would be massively appreciated. I'm struggling here.
fedi accessibility features, ptsd perspective
fedi’s current content tag system is horrible and should be replaced ASAP with a proper content tag feature that does not hijack the post subject line. content tags and post subject both have value and should exist separately of each other.
but even a terrible content tag feature is better than none. please keep tagging your stuff if you care at all about people with disabilities existing in your audience / community.
if you find the current CW implementation to be just way too bothersome, rather than shouting angrily at disabled people as an entire class, how about instead directing those frustrations at the people designing and implementing these broken features?
no amount of pressure will absolve disabled users of their accessibility needs, but pressure can help motivate fedi’s designers and implementors to do better.
post collapse, as a feature, is complex.
consider: why would a user want to collapse a post?
“collapse every post with a subject” is only useful within the confines of the current content tag implementation and should at the very least not be the default once content tags get fixed.
post length is a common post collapse use-case that has genuine value.
however: at no point in time should a person making a post have to tag their post “long”, because what exactly a “long post” is will vary from reader to reader. clients should count the number of characters in each post and auto-collapse all posts longer than a user-specified threshold.
content tag filtering is another common post collapse use-case.
if fedi ever gets a reasonable content tag system, filters should provide users with the means to either autocollapse or entirely remove posts with specific tags, on a per-tag basis.
to design tag filters, users will need to be able to see content tags, but outside of that workflow, they will probably mostly just be clutter, so it might be nice to auto-hide content tags by default but provide a means to view them when needed.
thank you for reading!
I mean I just boosted that a day later because I'm a fox. I want snuggles. Can I get snuggles a day late even though the upgrade is over? @rey
#VulpineClub operational bulletin:
a brief upgrade is imminent, please snuggle a fox
This Washington Post article about how "Google’s web browser has become spy software" contains 11 megabytes of ad cruft and includes invasive trackers from at least 20 domains, including Google, the subject of the article. Of course there is no disclosure. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/06/21/google-chrome-has-become-surveillance-software-its-time-switch/
[FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, AND TWITTER]: "Listen, we can't be held--" *takes down a video for using a popular song per a major label request* "--responsible for our users' content, we're--" *takes down unauthorized use of a clip of a TV show* "--not publishers, we're a platform for communication--" *takes down a streaming movie for copyright infringement* "--we can't be expected to take action every time someone uses our service--" *works with the police to provide info on its users* "--for nefarious purposes..."
re: how can we help?
This is a great question and I'm searching for better answers than this: https://www.informedimmigrant.com/guides/help-people-detention-facing-deportation/
I think at this point it's safe to say hiding migrant families from ICE is absolutely a worthwhile endeavor for those willing and able to face the potential legal consequences.
Does anyone still have the thinking that social media and cell phones make people less close?
Cause I mean, without those I wouldn't have met my mate and I wouldn't have a girl thinking about me on the other side of the world or be thinking about her. Not to mention all the friends I've made in other countries and states.
@technohippie Heyo! :D Welcome to the federation!
Unless you've already been here and I just didn't know.
Something to do with tech and foxes. https://blog.b64.win/about/
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=