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Post by TopBadger » Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:17 am

Wow - I'm not on twitter but I appreciate a lot of folks are and I find this extraordinary. What a f.cking toddler. Not only is he burning $44Bn on buying a platform he seems intent on shredding but he's also taking Tesla down with it by association.

If/when the collapse comes he'll be in every management book as a case study about how not to run a business.
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Post by EACLucifer » Fri Dec 16, 2022 10:16 am

This is what the thin skinned hypocrite little sh.t banned Aaron Rupar for.

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Post by dyqik » Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:52 pm

Twitter is now banning links to other social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Post, Hive, etc.

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Post by bjn » Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:04 pm

dyqik wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:52 pm
Twitter is now banning links to other social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Post, Hive, etc.
The website spacekaren.sucks was set up to redirect URLs, a la tinyurl.com, to bypass such blocking.

In further news, The Wall Street Journal!!!!! has published a “how to Mastadon” guide.

Elon dun f.cked up.

https://www.wsj.com/story/how-to-use-ma ... r-7751455f

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Post by Brightonian » Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:13 pm

If I knew how, I'd be tempted to create a Twitter bot that autoreplies "Mastodon" to tweets that refer to "Mastadon". 😉 And then see how long it took to get banned.

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Post by Fishnut » Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:14 pm

I'm tempted to write something on mastodons and see if that gets flagged
it's okay to say "I don't know"

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Post by dyqik » Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:39 pm

They are also now suspending any user that mentions their user names at other sites.

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Post by bjn » Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:44 pm

dyqik wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:39 pm
They are also now suspending any user that mentions their user names at other sites.
That will be me gone then, my mastodon id is on my twitter info page.

However, I’ve not logged in since I was asked to give my phone number to ‘confirm’ my account after ‘suspicious’ activity . Given that they never knew my phone number, that was obvious phishing for my contact details.

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Post by lpm » Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:38 pm

The EU regulations state unambiguously that this is prohibited.

https://twitter.com/AuerSusan/status/16 ... 2456663041
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Post by Brightonian » Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:54 pm

lpm wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:38 pm
The EU regulations state unambiguously that this is prohibited.

https://twitter.com/AuerSusan/status/16 ... 2456663041
From the replies, only from May 2023: https://twitter.com/Naelhedel/status/16 ... 6030538752

And from a further reply, not enforceable until 2024: https://twitter.com/UselessSpy/status/1 ... 9263922176

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:25 am

Lol, he's done a poll asking if he should step down, and claims it's binding.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1604617643973124097
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Post by Fishnut » Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:26 am

Fishnut wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:14 pm
I'm tempted to write something on mastodons and see if that gets flagged
Curious whether it'll get flagged by some system
it's okay to say "I don't know"

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Post by dyqik » Mon Dec 19, 2022 2:16 am

And jdc wants you to remember it.

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Post by Woodchopper » Mon Dec 19, 2022 6:14 am

Musk wants out: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/160 ... oLXrpXqpsw

Let’s wait and see what loss he accepts when he sells it.

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Post by Stephanie » Mon Dec 19, 2022 7:36 am

dyqik wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:39 pm
They are also now suspending any user that mentions their user names at other sites.
it was also if you said "dot" which I found hilarious, since I usually refer to dot social for masto.
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Post by Woodchopper » Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:27 am

I’ve got my Mastodon id in my Twitter user profile. They don’t seem to mind

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Post by bjn » Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:28 am

It looks like they’ve backed down on that particular stupidity.

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Post by jimbob » Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:32 am

dyqik wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 2:16 am
And jdc wants you to remember it.
Seeing the comments about getting their mum in...

https://twitter.com/kept_simple/status/ ... ygusLS_PEQ
Have you considered stupidity as an explanation

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Post by Woodchopper » Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:06 am

bjn wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 8:28 am
It looks like they’ve backed down on that particular stupidity.
The Musk era seems to involve a lot of unnecessary trail and error.

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Re: tw.tter

Post by headshot » Mon Dec 19, 2022 11:18 am

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:25 am
Lol, he's done a poll asking if he should step down, and claims it's binding.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1604617643973124097
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Post by FlammableFlower » Mon Dec 19, 2022 11:25 am

Then it's truly done for.

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Post by TimW » Mon Dec 19, 2022 1:09 pm

I did wonder what the plan was, because it's one of those polls where if you vote for change, you don't actually know what you'll get.
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Post by FlammableFlower » Mon Dec 19, 2022 2:38 pm

It's all just rather pointless, particularly with his later, "Be careful what you wish for" tweet.

Whilst there's been some doubt cast on some of the "Twitter Files" claims, even if partially true it would seem the company was permanently dancing on the edge of disaster. Even if all this came as a big shock to him having bought the company, his theatrics don't give any impression he actually has a sensible way out for the company.

A further comment of his, along the lines of "anyone who could fix Twitter won't go near it" just adds to it. So, stay or go, it's still likely done for.

And if the stories of him at SpaceX and Tesla are anything to go on, all he's been good for is publicity and maybe pulling in more finance, but needs to be heavily managed to keep him from going ridiculously off piste. Whenever he actually tries to make any decisions of his own they go badly wrong.

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