I like to clarify why we don’t have a verification system like the #birdsite with the blue thingy next to your name.
We have plenty of methods to prove who you are on other platforms, we don’t need a badge for that 😉 Ofcourse you can use it however you like but this would be the reason, I’ll hope you’ll understand
@stux I love that explanation. No one should be better than anyone else on social media because they are more well known than me.
@stux which is what I love. Besides that there is no quote tooting!
@stux A fine idea, but... Not quite. Fediverse has two main tiers: instance owners and members. The power of sysops pretty much ensures they are “higher in ranks” than others, regardless.
@stux And anywhere I see this :-> 😉, I know it's you!!
@Agnostic_Indian @stux If you've logged in from mstdn.social, adding :verified: after your username will give you a verified tick. It's an emoji for birdsite users suffering from their own sense of insecurity. Some also seem to be using it for "fun".
Similarly, adding :unverified: after your username will give you a cross symbol. The platform is purely open source. You're free to add what you want.
@stux Blue Badge/ Tick is a symbol of hierarchy... one may also call it Brahamanical hierarchy... Smash all type of hierarchies be it patriarchy/ caste/ religion/ language/ race... BLUE TICK...
@stux I agree with you, bro!
@stux I like this reason. This is how it should be.
It's not about equality but the problem it gonna create 😅
@stux Its pretty easy to add one though. After all its just an emote . The problem arises when it becomes some sort of standard and someone else control on who gets to have it.
@stux People crave hierarchy....it's just an innate human behaviour !!
@stux @Lord_VoldeMaut I wrote this blog post explaining verification for newbies https://kushaldas.in/posts/verified-emoji-on-mastodon.html
@stux and this is what will keep me returning to this site
You are absolutely right Stux. We want equality, at least on this platform. We have thousands ways to prove who we are on other platform.
I am very happy that there's someone out there who understand the need of EQUALITY and its virtual necessity for the people who are fighting for it in their day to day reality, in their lived life.
Thanks for putting your efforts in creating online space of equality.
@stux keep rocking 😎
@stux an authentication process will be helpful to famous persons as their opinions got strong influence on mass if somebody fakes such personalities might end up in big chaos its already happened in case of a famous politician from India later his office issued a notice to clarify it
@stux hope it will address the issue effectively as you can find only one right while wrong have no any such limitations
@st_in I will look into the issue :-)
Perfectly fine. Well who needs the blue ticks. We're cozy among friends and discussion. That's it.
@stux wow. Now I like this instance even more. Love Mastodon.
@stux I love that we can use the icons to signify so much more. Flags, OS, Softwares, Emotions!
@stux I liked dat !
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