@stragu I only sometimes use a screenreader but I personally prefer them in the text. They sometimes sound more confusing if they're listed altogether at once.
@error_1202 thanks for the input, Holly! I appreciate it :)
@stragu I much prefer integration. Makes the post flow a little more.
@Leannefaith thank you Leanne for your reply! This seems to be the preference, from the few replies I’ve gotten so far.
@stragu no problem; and I seriously doubt there are many of us on Fedi. I should add though that that doesn’t apply when every other word is a hashtag, but I suspect that’s annoying whoever you are. :)
@Leannefaith about 5 people replied, which I’m pretty happy with! The thing with too many hashtags is the thing that everyone agrees on :)
@stragu i’m not surprised, on either count.
Above/below the text. Integrating it inside breaks the reading.
@klomb thanks for your input, Fyodor! So far, I’ve had more people say they prefer to have them integrated in the text, but I definitely see how that could break the flow and make it confusing. Might also have to do with which screen reader is used ?
My father is using Microsoft Narrator. When it reads text with hashtag, it sounds like "[text] link hashtag [hashtag] [text]".
@klomb that makes sense! I didn’t even think of the fact that it would also mention that the hashtag links to something.
@stragu I don't know whether that matters, but if you use a multi-word hashtag, make sure you CapitalizeEachWord so screen readers know where to separate the words
@ben thanks Ben! I knew about this one but thought I’d check if there are further preferences :)
@stragu Either way is fine with me, juast make sure that if a hash tag consists of more than one word, to capitalize each word as screen readers will read the hash tags out strangely if you don't.
@kvinna thank you Eva for your reply! Yes, I knew about the preference with CamelCase, which I always try to stick to, and recommend to others :)
@stragu hashtags inline, even if that makes the grammar a bit awkward. i hate the instagram "influencer tag basement" style because they tend to jam in wildly tangential tags rather than actually relevant ones which then also fills those tags with cruft
@LazyTechsupport awesome, thank you for your reply! 🙏🏻
@stragu Did you notice you actually used different hashtags in your example? 😄
@rugk he I did notice right after posting :)
@stragu Hmm. I don't really care either way. I usually put my hashtags inside the text to save space, so of course I don't mind others doing the same. And while putting them at the end makes a toot a bit longer, it's hardly a major thing.
Just capitalize each word in multiple word hashtags, that's all. Where you put them is up to you.
@Mayana super, thank you for the feedback! :)
@Mayana @stragu That is an interesting question - which way of representing a multi-word hashtag should be considered the default or the norm? JoinMastodon's blog encourages to use CapWords, and it seems to prevail on proprietary social media. https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/08/mastodon-quick-start-guide/
I have bias though, maybe because of my exposure to python, to prefer lowercase identifiers with underscores (or dashes) as word separators. I guess I need to take this bias into account when marking my posts with hashtags.