Social media policies

Accounts

Small

I have a small twitter account at @LockedFelix, which you can request access to if you’re a friend or if you’re a “trusted” / “close” mutual. I talk of work and more personal issues and stuff that can’t or shouldn’t be in full public view and occasionally threads on topics I don’t want to get lots of attention on (harassment-wise). This small does not contain sexual/NSFW imagery or content; on rare occasions I’m much more likely to be horny on main.

Anti-virality measures

Tweets will be deleted if they reach:

  • 1000 likes, or
  • 500 retweets, or
  • 100 quote-tweets, or
  • 50 replies;
  • unless I deem the tweet to be public-interest enough to be worth keeping up.

Twitter authentication

Inspired by 0xabad1dea

If I ever lose control of my Twitter account, I will authenticate the new one, or prove my having recovered the old one, by decoding the hash

8a073e9fcc222c7fd80a0212c53600b340e5dabfb378334b81efb151b89e148d

published at https://twitter.com/passcod/status/705952798844715008, which is also now here and in the git history.

Outside of the license afforded to the relevant social media platform as per their terms and conditions, I give no permission for use (unless you have been granted such in writing). In particular, my content may not be used for commercial gain by any entity, any non-commercial or promotional use by cryptocurrency or NFT endeavours of any kind, nor the propagation of fascist ideology (not that I expect these to have a strong respect of laws that inconvenience them).

Blocks

I am a fairly prolific blocker on Twitter. I may also block people on other platforms, but I don’t really use other platforms as I do this one.

In this section:

See also my musings on automated unblocking.

Current block reasons

On Twitter

  • I don’t like you.

  • You’re an asshole to someone I like.

  • You are or support or have voted for a white supremacist, fascist, or other people who are existential threats to me or my friends.

  • You proselytise. Specifically religion, cults, parareligion, or cryptocoin.

  • NFT bullshit.

  • You’re a transphobe, a sexist, a homophobe of various stripes, an unrepentant racist, etc.

  • You’re a troll. I don’t mean shitposting.

  • You’re such a “good” shitposter that you’re indistinguishable from a troll.

  • You promoted a tweet I saw. There are exceptions if I genuinely liked the tweet.

  • You are frequently engaged in bad-faith argumentating with people I follow.

  • You had a viral tweet and posted those “sparkly lights” or whatever shitty promotion underneath.

  • You’re a COVID, vaccine, climate change, etc denier.

  • You’re a brand or mainstream american news site.

  • You’re one of those services that “unroll” tweet threads. Please don’t use these.

    All they do is take people’s content and host it elsewhere, where the person has no control, and then they put their own ads on it, so they literally make money off people’s content without their consent. They also bypass blocks (i.e. someone I’ve blocked can read my tweets on a thread unroll).

  • You’re one of these services that provide a link to download videos off tweets.

    These are marginally better than the above, and some provide direct links which isn’t so bad. However many do still rehost, bypass, and serve ads. I can’t tell the difference (and it might change later) so I block outright. Use a website that does that without using the reply-and-tag bots, that’s fine.

Historical block reasons and block happenstance

On Twitter

  • You were on one of several third-party generated blocklists around 2015.

    These are the majority of wrongful blocks, as they were quite overzealous and of course the scale was very large.

  • You followed some particularly nasty people in 2018-2019, when I ran some block scripts against their followers.

  • You blocked me.

    I used to operate under a policy of mutual-blocking, that is, if I noticed you blocked me, I would block back. I’m not doing that anymore, and should have reversed all of these, but it’s possible I missed some.

On Spotify

These would be current if blocking artists was still a thing.

  • You’re an artist who is racist, homophobic, or unapologetically sexist.
  • You’re an artist who financially supported Trump

Getting unblocked

I don’t think I’m sought after enough that this is thing, but, just in case.

  • If we have a mutual in common, you can maybe try to go through them. If they’re okay with it. Don’t fucking harass my friends in trying to get unblocked from me, though, that’s only going to get you blocked harder. You can send me mail. You can contact me on other platforms. You have to be aware, though, that there’s a very high chance I’ll take any such actions extremely suspiciously, even as I outline them on here. Maybe if you really want to (for what reason? I’m not very interesting), and it’s a last resort.

  • Specifically on Twitter: the most likely way to get unblocked is to just keep on having interesting conversations with my friends, and chances are I’ll happen upon them, see the block, figure it was a false-positive, and unblock you.