Right now, we're only on day 3 of Switter.
I've been here since there were only about 100 users on the first morning and I certainly don't speak for everyone. I'm only a user not an admin and I'm not involved in any of the wider Mastodon communities.
BUT I am finding the attitude of some users on here totally inexplicable.

Other media are being closed to you. A group has made this instance available to use. But its part of a wider community - just like real life is.

1/

You have the opportunity to set up a fantastic 'shop window'
But some people seem to be determined to get it closed down by other communities, just because it's their wish to blast their version of what they want to publish and force it onto everyone else.

Content warnings and sensitive content settings do NOT stop you publishing anything.

But they do mean that those who dont want to see them dont get it forced on them. They need to actively change their own settings or click through.

2/

Some people seem to be determined to get this instance isolated by simply ignoring some common sense suggestions about controlling the publishing of content.

TBH if thats what you want, go somewhere else, Mastodon is not for you.

This platform gives you the chance to operate a shop window while controlling the access others have to your content to protect minors and others and being considerate of other communities.

3/

Follow

If you feel the guidelines and community rules are stifling you and are censoring you, then no-one is forcing you to be here - although you ARE trying to force your content on others without their consent.

No-one is preventing you publishing it.
Several of us are asking you to be considerate and tag it appropriately so that other instances and other users can choose to see it or not.

Consent is vital in SW. I see no reason why it should be any different online.

4/ End of rant.

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