For those who wonder why my pet peeve is someone @ mentioning someone I wrote a subtoot about, here’s someone on birdsite explaining why it’s a dick move:

tl;Dr: if you loop in someone popular with an innocuous subtoot, you make the OP a target for harassment because Stans will see it and respond.
People from marginalised communities deliberately don’t @ public figures on birdsite for this exact reason.

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