Tip on replying 

If replying to a thread with many people, it is easier to read if you include all the secondary people at the end of the message. This makes it easier to read on many people including screen reader users. For example.

Let's pretend I am replying to a thread with more than three recipiants. I want them to see the reply, too, but want to make it easier for others to read.

Instead of,

@mastodonuser@instance1 @mastodonuser@instance2 @mastodonuser@instance 3 that is a great idea!

It would be easier to read it if it were like this.

@mastodonuser@instance1 That is a great idea! I really like this toot a lot! @mastodonuser@instance2 @mastodonuser@instance 3

Same for hashtags. If hashtags are at the end, that makes Toots easier to read as well.

Tip on replying 

@weirdwriter Interesting. I never had a problem with things being at the start or the middle of replies and text. I actually don't like the hashtag at the end rule for some types of things. there are some that just do not seem to suit that structure, same with mentioning people in replies. though, if following that, it'll be easier to turn to some person some person and three others for example, and that could happen at the beginning. Honestly, having mentions at one end or the other seems just, more sorted and structured, whereas having some at the beginning and then the end, just seems to encase the text in people's names. :)

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@bluespacedragon I haven't figured out a good placement for hashtags personally, but I've just always put them at the end because they won't get in the way of the actual text. My posts end up on Twitter, as well, and Twitter likes it at the end for most third party apps. It is easier to sift through, so I just kept doing it that way.

Tip on replying 

@weirdwriter I am awful and if it looks good to me then it'll be placed where I like stuff. I am a highly too highly adaptable when it comes to reading, but I know that accessibility is a priority for many, so is with me, but not so much with social media posts. though it's true that the generally accepted rule was to have your hashtags at the end, though I do not see many people follow that as of recently even on Twitter itself. :)

Tip on replying 

@bluespacedragon I guess you could say I am an accessibility boomer! Or a Fedi Boomer! LOL! I like stuff in nice, neat, little structures, so 🤷‍♂️

Tip on replying 

@weirdwriter that's awesome, though I think personally, that accessibility extends as far as making something readable. So in that sense, we can't really give tips to people where to put their hashtags or how to mention people. For ourselves, yes, but it doesn't apply to all screen reader users, in my opinion. So if that's a tip, I'd say it's better off as a if you feel comfortable tip and depends on how you want to post stuff, as long as it's readable by screen readers. Because we do have spelling and word by word and such separation abilities with screen readers, so I say we should use screen readers to their full potential and their full functionalities, or this is what I'd like to think. though, again, it all goes to how we feel about where certain things are placed and what works for us, since we are all so different and that aught to be tolerated. :)

Tip on replying 

@bluespacedragon I was hoping the, if you feel comfortable, would be automatically implied.

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@weirdwriter For what reasons would you include hashtags in answers ? As it's not done automatically I almost never do I think.

Tip on replying 

@StrepsipZerg I'd say when the link or something has a broad appeal. Like, if you think someone would like to have X link but wasn't a part of the conversation.

Accessibility with regards to pinned posts 

@weirdwriter I was pondering something similar but different.

How inaccessible is it to have a reference to a pinned post, at the top of your bio?

And can we improve it by as you mentioned here move it to the first message or last?
And would it be better to have it be the first pinned post? Rather end up being the last?

Accessibility with regards to pinned posts 

@maloki I actually prefer it either way, but, maybe this is habit of me, but the first thing I do when I go to a profile is to look at pinned posts, so you are probably doubling text, but maybe say something like to learn more, read all of my pinned posts. At the same time, some may see that as a waste of text, so if you want to draw someone to a pinned post on purpose then explicitly mention it in the bio. But basically,

I'd say have references to it, either, first or last. Never in the middle somewhere.

Tip on replying 

@weirdwriter yup, and it clarifies which specific comment is being replied to. Just yesterday I had a completely different read on a thread than another person looking at it, depending on who was being replied to in the thread. And of course, if someone isn't actively participating in a thread and seems disinterested it's polite to drop them from the @'s to avoid clogging up their notifications.

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