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I see a lot of undescribed screenshots boosted lately. Text in pictures is the most inaccessible, rude thing. I'm so tired.

Please take the time to type the text as a response and boost it as well, if you have the ability and feel the message is worth your time. If you don't think it's important enough to reach ALL your followers, why is it important enough to reach those who happen to have the ability to read it (while hurting others)? Maybe just don't share it? And / or tell the original author of the toot to add a description themselves if they can.

I know and I understand not everyone can do it all the time (I find it hard sometimes too), but most of the time it's just ignorant and rude, if you ask me.

@jules
Another important part is that when people caption your images, you need to boost that caption so that will it will federate with people who aren't your mutuals.

LB: If I see an awesome post with a cool image and no description, I most often just don't boost that. If you want me to boost your awesome post, it needs an image description. Consider that the description can also be awesome. It needs to be functional, but doesn't need to be _purely_ functional. You can have a bit of fun and personality. Describe your images. Please.

@jules Yeah I'm less sympathetic when it's text rather than other images that go undescribed, because it's usually pretty easy to copy the text you're screenshotting too (like, a long-press in Tusky will give that option!).

Also there's the option of pointing out that it's not described and asking for help, even with an emoji like :help_describe: if typing the words is too much.

@jules and if it's an image of text, the text recognition on the masto website is surprisingly good

@jules
I still miss that that sometimes, I need a reminder.

@storchp @jules
When I see this kind of screenshots, I usually poke my friend @OCRbot

@jules
That's one thing I miss on my Pleroma instance: it's impossible to add a caption to an image, like it can be done on Mastodon. I don't understand how the Pleroma devs could overlook this. So I try to add the caption in my toot arther than as a reply.

@jules

"If you don't think it's important enough to reach ALL your followers, why is it important enough to reach those who happen to have the ability to read it (while hurting others)?"

You are also doing an unkindness to yourself by focusing your energy on something that obviously doesnt matter to you to share.

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