so boosting is now republishing?

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The removal of toot feels insecure, like mastodon needs to be taken more seriously.

I s2g if this was a change requested by the EU

@oct2pus i use in german and the button says Tröt! for me

@oct2pus oh, by the way, german, among other things, is case sensitive. wonderful cursed language.

to noun you capitalize, so Tröt is a different word from tröt. Maybe. Neither are in the fuckin dictionary

@oct2pus you may notice that my german posts are all lowercase. This is because I am a no good street punk who doesn't really care to make much sense

@faho @n isn't eugene german...why Tröt? shouldn't it be Törööö!

@n remember the tag line about mastodon being twitter without nazis was a pretty bad selling point in hindsight i cant remember if the community kept repeating it or if a journalist decided to say it.

Eugen posted about it a while ago. Someone who donated to the project wanted posts to be called toots and for shares to be called boosts, however, that was never what Eugen wanted. #Mastodon

@thebiologist1117 It feels like we're losing a bit of the communal spirit with that change. Even more with that backstory.

Eugen's reasoning for the change was that "posts" and "reblogs" are easier for more people to understand. He did regret losing the branding for it though (If I remember correctly).

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