mods, I have a suggestion: almost everybody here came from twitter, yet there's no simple way to verify that a handle on actually belongs to the same twitter account. easy enough to prove said ownership by tweeting about it, but cumbersome to verify again and again and to chase away impersonators. can mods add an "orange checkmark" for bh accounts that have verified their twitter handle?

@stephanlivera @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk

@pox @stephanlivera @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk Now could they verify that easily? I think it's simpler to solve it this way: verify both your Twitter and Mastodon with Keybase and let Keybase take care of this.

That's a good suggestion. But there's even a simpler one: include a link in your BH profile to a proof-tweet (saying "I'm @thisguy on BH") and then mods can verify by simply following one link and comparing the aliases.

@ibz @stephanlivera @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk

@pox @ibz @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk ok but as far as I'm aware there is no orange check mark, its gonna have to be a bit more decentralised than that. Basically let each person scrutinise accounts rather than pushing off the trust onto us mods

@stephanlivera @pox @ibz @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk FYI, if you have a personal website that people might know (e.g. like Stephan), you can put a rel="me" link on it that points to your Mastodon profile, which the default Mastodon software will verify for people viewing your profile. E.g., here's mine.


@harding @stephanlivera @ibz @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk

very cool!
I wonder if there's a way to do the same with the Website field of your Twitter profile...

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