I have 4 invite codes. I think it’s fine but as with Threads it needs the communities to coalesce there isn’t much about football yet, Josimar journos seem the only sort of constant posters on Bluesky. Well said all this before.

FWIW the comics community seems to have migrated there wholesale. Most of my timeline is shitposts from people who draw things for Marvel. And occasionally someone other than Jamie McKelvie.

I tried a Chrome add-on called Sky Follower Bridge, and it’s alright. Basically just added it to my task bar, then logged into Twitter and it told me which of the accounts I followed were on Blue Sky.

Don’t think it uses background data or anything, just searches for handle, name and bio matches. Some of the matches were wrong (like just another person with the same handle, etc), but generally, for people in the public eye, quite good.

I only really follow people I don’t know on Twitter (football, music, film, cricket stuff) though. Would’ve been less inclined to use it for real life people who might not want to be found.


I wish I was joking

I literally need you to explain the situation. On what possible grounds? Are they considered phallic or something?

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Sorry, it was actually a quesadilla. Seems to have imported all of the entitlement and sensitivity of tumblr circa 2011

Not to mention the lack of irony


Go play in traffic.

Peace and love.


Idk, I’m not the sort to start asking for them on other people’s behalf, but I do see value in content warnings on social media for stuff that’s a relatively common trigger. It takes very little effort to put ‘cw: food’ on a post, and that gives people the ability to choose whether they want to see it, and lets them filter it completely if they want. I especially disagree that that’s in any way condescending or infantilising someone to give them extra control over what they see in their feed.

On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve seen people posting graphic conflict imagery without any warning lately, with the justification that ‘we shouldn’t be ignoring this, it’s important that people see it’. For people who already care deeply about that kind of thing, all that serves to do is upset & traumatise them. That’s where I fear the “leave this shit on Tumblr and Mastodon” attitude takes us: people making a platform near-unusable for others, because their decision to shove stuff in peoples’ faces trumps any consideration of what effect that might have.

Not going to attempt to defend that person’s OTT reaction when they got some pushback though. Block and move on, chum.


I guess the important context here is that bluesky doesn’t offer any muting functionality, and this person posts a lot of food so it would be strange (imo) if anyone who found food triggering was following them or stumbled across the post, as they’d have to be searching for ‘quesadillas’. But yeah, generally probably not an app to be on if you have ‘everyday’ triggers because you can’t filter that stuff.

but yeah, the “block me” thing is utter bullshit. This guy is still going weeks later, insisting that he received “death threats” - you told someone to play in traffic you bellend.

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Haha, wow. My invite arrived today. Not feeling especially compelled to sign up now.

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Not with the default client certainly, but people who want the ability to mute stuff already have the means to do so with third-party tools e.g. the client which allows keyword muting.

Also noting that muting’s a feature request that’s on the official roadmap, as are fine-grained content warnings, so for better or worse they’re coming at some point regardless.

Point taken about this particular user’s posts being unlikely to crop up in too many unwelcome places.

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I agree that graphic injury images should have a warning but imo food is way too common a thing to expect to be warned about. But this guy doesn’t actually care about pictures of food anyway, I think he was on a wind up. And more generally, I think the point was about people asking for content warnings that they claim other people need, rather than anyone actually wanting them.


Yeah, the fact he’s styled himself as Combat Philosopher doesn’t speak well to his intentions does it. I don’t mind people making requests on behalf of others where they’re doing so out of allyship, but it’s questionable (to say the least) whether that’s what was happening here.

Expect to be, sure. But from my time on Mastodon I’ve also seen how widely appreciated it is when people do, so I’ve gotten in the habit of it myself. And though I don’t have anything I’d describe as a trigger, I also like that people in my corner of the fediverse will cw stuff like politics - which I might be interested in, but don’t always have the spoons to read on a given day. Being able to skip over a bunch of stuff at-a-glance makes for a way more pleasant experience.

The whole question’s kind of intractable with a one-size-fits-all service, as you have people with fundamentally different needs/desires trying to coexist somewhere, simply because it’s the place they’ve been pulled to by the network effect. There isn’t a right or a wrong approach for solving that, just a variety of differing ones, none of which will work for everyone.

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As someone with a history of eating disorders I would actively not want to see a content warning for food as it’s reinforcing the idea that seeing food is harmful instead of letting me challenge any negative feelings I might have about it. I find it really hard to imagine the therapists who helped with my recovery saying “have you tried avoiding seeing pictures of food?” or “have you tried asking people you follow on social media to warn everyone when they post about food?”


Thank you for sharing that perspective


Also not irrelevant that the OP is a food account. Lots of bad faith at work I think


Would love an invite if anyone got one going :sunglasses:

Not only has twitter got worse by the week but a lot of my favourite account have moved over.

Just sent you a code

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