@matt just because Internet Archive might respect "do not archive" it doesnt mean anyone else will.
@matt Oh, that's a really tough call. On the one hand, culture is happening and being lost, and that sucks for the future. On the other hand, it could be argued that part of that culture is the ephemerality of it, and to irrevokably bind people to the things they said in a pseudonymous flash for all of time is possibly doing a very real disservice to every individual and to future culture as a whole.
@matt The link leads to a "The page you are looking for isn't here," message.
guess someone should've archived it!!
No but seriously I don't actually care either way but I would probably err on the side of asking to not. As there seems to be the option for obtaining an archive of your own toots there isn't really a need for an outside thing to do that.
But I'm personally fine with archiving.
Please only listen to accounts on the instance, not public eavesdroppers with agendas.
First, I’m an EU resident and not a public figure or criminal trying to cover up incriminating evidence. Thus GDPR says I have a right to request my data be removed, or give me the power to do it. M’don, gives me the ability, and that’s good, and as far as I should have to worry about it. Even Twitter gives me that. I shouldn’t have to chase down redundancy.
Twitter *gave* me, that is. I’m not on it anymore.
@wion Yep, I'm mostly paying attention to users on this instance. I do appreciate the input.
I'd just like a bit more time to think about this and decide on which way to go.
And the redundancy point is my second gripe, because for me, it’s also a matter of ecology. The internet already puts more CO2 in the atmosphere than the airlines industries combined. I take value knowing my efforts to reduce my online footprint is part of the solution, not the problem. Otherwise I’ll quit *all* social media.
I’d like to delete old toots now automatically back to some time (e.g. 20 days) but that feature doesn’t exist yet, unfortunately.
@matt hi. What do I need to do to get an invite to writing.exchange?
@matt To qualify my vote of "allow archiving", I'm fully aware that what I post to the Fediverse is not private and there is no assumption of privacy. I believe in the goals and ethos of the Internet Archive and I'm quite happy for my toots to be included in their archive, if they see fit.
@matt I didn't see the vote until today. 😂
But I have mixed feelings, that said any public posts will be archived, and I'm okay with that.
Will also make searching your own musings easier, if they are public.