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rating boost counts on masto:

0 boosts - these posts are the backbone of fedi, braver than any us marine
1-3 boosts - ideal number of boosts, sharing stuff w/ ur friends
4-10 boosts - your post got a lil attention! nice job!
10-20 boosts - wow it's really making the rounds. good in moderation
30-60 boosts - they're still boosting that huh. hope they stop soon
60-120 boots - too many boosts, i want off of mr bone's wild ride
120+ boosts - uh oh. oh no. no thank you

alright guys very funny. the post about how getting a lot of boosts suck is getting a lot of boosts. you can stop now though

@emi 30+ boosts: oh no that's too much. time to delete that post

@emi I often wonder what aspects of the fediverse experience are specific to the way it is designed and which are specific to scale, i.e. prone to change as growth happens.

@emi checking the number of boosts before I boost. Ok, we good

@IngaLovinde @emi now i'm trying to imagine what incredibly terrifyingly nuclear-sounding but actually logically widely agreed-with take would have 100+ favs and no boosts...

@IngaLovinde @emi my kingdom for exploding my own notifs with a single beautiful, perfect, important, immaculately well-considered post, which everyone loves but each person who reads it sees one combination of letters in the corner of their eye, utterly unique to that person, that however clearly unintentionally just ever so slightly resembles an unbearably not-close-but-close-enough word that they dare not endorse or even tell anyone in the course of questioning its malevolence

@emi
Made a post the other week that got for 120+ boosts.

It was a good post, with good info, that I wanted people to see.

The rating system is a perfect reflection of my thoughts as the boosts rolled in.

caps lock 

@emi
(As of this morning, it is still getting boosted. From over a week ago. THIS IS NOT TWITTER DAMNIT!)

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@jessmahler @emi mute mute mute

all of you are full of sin.

@emi
please keep your hands and feet inside until the ride has come to a complete stop 💀🎢

@emi I was about to boost it before i saw this post. thanks for stating your needs.

@emi Yep, sometimes a post crosses to the 30 and I'm like "oh my god, this is too many people. My notifications are drowned in this. Am I going viral? Am I doomed to become internet famous? Do I need to hire private security?"

@emi What if you have a pinned toot that periodically makes the rounds on the fediverse, & in doing so has racked up ~200 likes/boosts so far after several rounds of this?

@emi Either I have a good admin and/or gathering these boosts in rounds for new audiences is healthier...

I'm not seeing too many trolls. Not that I don't ever...

general bigotry 

@alcinnz
or, the alternate explanation: bigotry

a suprising amount of people will just yell at random minorities they find on the internet (ask me how i know) @emi

general bigotry 

@binarycat @emi True, there is that.

I'm privileged enough I don't face this much, but I have seen bigots butt into conversations I was having. Promptly reported them!

@emi
999+ boosts - I love it because I only thrive off of instant mass validation because I was neglected and bullied as a child /lh

@emi how many boosts is this going to get? synecdoche style 🤭🤙

@emi I'd call 10-20 a secondary peak, of "my community thinks I'm cool!"

too many boosts, mention of ableists, mention of slurs, violence 

@emi I once got 600+ boosts

By the time it was over I’d been getting spammed with notifications for three days and told a eugenicist who called me the r word that this r word would beat him to death with a table leg if he said that IRL

The problem with lots of boosts is eventually you reach an instance that does the whole “free speech” thing

@emi Hi, I'm Bozer. I currently work in Cambridge (UK) for Guerrilla Games (Sony) as an animator and before that was working at Jagex on their Transformers game aswell as some other bits of freelance work here and there. I've been in the industry just over 7 years and studied 3D, 2D animation and illustration at Teesside University before that.
Kindly contact me for your animation projects. I will deliver a masterpiece

@emi checked how many boosts this already had and decided to leave it alone. Hope everything's okay for you

@emi Hey, at least it's not Passage of Fate's Wild Ride (that's what happens at 200, the ride changes names during maintenance).

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