Fediverse greeting

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Hey, I’m @Seirdy@pleroma.envs.net. Please read the “Follow requests” section before following me on the Fediverse (Fedi). The rest is optional.

Follow requests

If you want me to consider accepting your follow request, you need to have made multiple posts. Your profile should also contain at least three of the following:

  • A profile picture (blind users exempt)
  • A bio
  • Your pronouns
  • A personal website

Alternatively: DM me to introduce yourself and say why you want to follow me.

If you send a follow request and you haven’t done the above, I’ll wait a day or two before checking again. If you still haven’t done the above, I’ll reject it.

If you frequently and knowingly interact with hateful instances, I will respond to your follow request by blocking you. And possibly muting your instance.


I’ll eventually move from Pleroma to my own Gotosocial instance, for many reasons. I’m first waiting for Misskey to fix its HTTP signatures so that it can federate with Gotosocial.

Fedi practices

If I say something insensitive or interact with someone I shouldn’t, please let me know so I can be better.

I try to always always add content-warnings (CWs) to sensitive topics. Sometimes, I CW “regular” topics; common examples include “TechPost”, “accessibility”, and “shitpost”. The latter type of CW allows you to reduce the prevalence of some of my interests in your timeline.

I am okay with you using whichever post-visibility you wish when replying to me, but I speak only for myself. If I want to talk to you privately I will use an alternate means of communication.

If I want to make a well-thought-out post that could benefit others, I’ll post it to my website’s “notes” section and syndicate it to Fedi with the “#POSSE” (Publish on Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere) hashtag. My notes also have a dedicated Atom and RSS feed. This is much lower-volume and “cleaner” than my Fediverse profile, if that’s what you prefer.

I will probably not boost pictures lacking alt-text, descriptions in the post body, or captions in comments. If I see a nice un-captioned picture, I’ll comment with my own caption instead. I often use a screen reader to reduce overstimulation and eye strain, and I sometimes use textual clients that can’t display images; alt-text is really important to me!

I restricted my followers after I already had a few hundred so be aware that I didn’t approve them all.