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Spain does it again

Spain’s latest civic art restoration project was brilliant as usual. Ahem.

So, after a week of using Parler, some tips.

Clicking hashtags is useful, because you won’t be following enough people at first to make it interesting. When you do click a hashtag, the first three or four entries will be busty camwhores advertising their wares. Block them or you’ll see them over and over again, guaranteed (unless you like seeing busty camwhores – who am I to judge?).

I also report them as spam because they piss me off, but I don’t know how Parler feels about that. The platform that bills itself as ‘no-censor’ may have a funny attitude about kicking anyone, even spammers.

Second, the grifters. There are a few accounts hawking Trump commemorative coins and the like. I mute those rather than block (some paid to be promoted and I suppose it helps support the platform, but they made me feel grubby).

Third, the nuts. I mute them, too. There are some goofy-ass people on Parler, as you would expect on a platform founded on Twitter rejects. I suppose some are lefty trolls trying to make righties look crazier, but we’re perfectly capable of turning out genuine right-wing nutbars, thanks.

Follow the same people you follow elsewhere, but beware counterfeit accounts – there are lots of these. Do that enough and it starts to be a little more useful.

Once you’ve done all that…it’s still too slow and lacking engagement to be a Twitter replacement. Worth having open in a tab, though, for sure. Once they absorb the newcomers and tweak their software a bit, we’ll see.

Final tip: the phone app is swifter than the Web app.

Oh, and new Dead Pool tomorrow!


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 12, 2020, 8:26 pm

Trump like visage?

These people should be charging Trump rent for living round the clock in their heads.

Comment from p2
Time: November 13, 2020, 12:28 am

Looks vaguely like Mr. Bill….

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 13, 2020, 12:41 am

@p2 – We had the same first thought. Where is Mr. Hand these days? He’s needed in Spain, ASAP!

My 2nd thought: product of a 4-yr-old using Play-Doh for the first time, quickly losing interest in the project, and ending up sitting on it accidentally and not noticing.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 13, 2020, 1:41 am

Scratch a Spaniard—find Picasso.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 13, 2020, 1:55 am

That statue is in trouble if there’s one close by that looks like Mr. Sluggo.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 13, 2020, 3:29 am

seeriusly though – I don’t think we’re talking about the same carving.
The roof angle looks wrong and the frizzy work off to the right of the new one doesn’t look remotely like the old one.
Yeah, I know, neither does the “new one” of the woman look at all like the old one.

But hey, GUARDIAN. They need your help to fix Thuggish Trump America. You should definitely trust their reporting.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 13, 2020, 5:58 pm

Might have to dip my misshapen toe into Parler, Thanks for the tips, Stoaty.

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