psa for tumblr emigrants: caption your images!!
(@PleaseCaption is your friend)

also:
- pronouns in bio
- check for other people's pronouns/go neutral if you can't find them
- be kind and not a creep
- interactions are good
- be my friend

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and finally:
CW your emoji spam! people using screen readers mostly don't wanna listen to five minutes of "hacker b, hacker u, hacker s, hacker s, hacker y, hacker s," etc

@bryn I really need to get around to figuring out if there's a way to turn an image into a letter (as opposed to a one-letter word) with ARIA attributes.

@bryn oh damn I didn’t know about this. I’ve done some emoji spam before and I hope that didn’t bother anyone

@DylTheFunkyHomosexual it's probably fine, it's just good to be on the safe side! same goes for ascii spam like the house meme or the bunny sign or the sword

@bryn Honestly, that shit is annoying even as someone who doesn't use a screenreader. None of those custom emoji federate properly so, unless I open the post in a new window, it just looks like gibberish.

@ink_slinger really?? that's weird, i've very rarely had problems with emoji from other instances

@bryn I dunno. Maybe it's because my instance is running an older version, but I literally cannot see any custom emoji unless I open the post in a new tab so that I'm viewing it on the originating instance instead of in my home feed.

So all those hacker letters? I see them written out the way a screen reader would say them, rather than as the actual emoji.

oops one more thing: it's in the terms of service that you have to post "good morning" before you start tooting for the day and "good night" when you're done

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