tbh the diamond industry has wrought such horrors relative to the length of time the tradition's been in place that even lab stones or other clear rocks seem bad as an engagement ring.

@maya Especially since the tradition owes its existence to the diamond industry.

@ghost_bird yeah there are a lot of traditions that derive their meaning from, like, centuries of practice that are potentially valuable separately from contingent/problematic origins... but w/diamond rings we're talking what, 5, 6 generations max?

@maya It’s cool. I hardly ever post without mangling at least one important word or phrase.

😬🧷: microblogging has neither the social immediacy of chat nor the considered aspect of email. while I still accept responsibility for the impact of what I write, until this crap gets an edit button, it may not ever be what I *meant*.

@flancian my ideal would probably be editable with a visible audit trail. for platforms where you can boost/RT/reblog, it's really rough to have corrections separate from an original post that can circulate independently

@maya @flancian just ran across your discussion and thought I’d chime in that this is being merged into mastodon rn :)

@liaizon @maya very nice! Delete & redraft already put Mastodon ahead of Twitter w.r.t. usability when writing, proper editing with history puts Mastodon miles ahead.

^ edit function is coming to Mastodon, which already had delete & redraft, making it better than @Twitter in writing experience

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