I have added "no institutional accounts" to our Community Standards, because periodically an organization or a school or something tries to set up shop on Scholar, and they invariably spam the Local Timeline with nothing but links back to their Twitter account
If you are a member on Scholar and you have a compelling reason why this is a bad policy, I'm legitimately open to discussion
If you are not a member of Scholar, please do not interact, thanks
@socrates Why is the rule "no institutional accounts" rather than "no linking back to Twitter?" I dunno, having institutional accounts here isn't something I currently do but it is something I can imagine wanting to do for things like some of the workshop series I run or for smaller research cluster-groups.
@socrates Could the rule be drawn to departments/schools/funded bodies rather than organisations more widely? Because I get point 3 if it's like the University of Wherever History Faculty, but I'm more thinking about e.g. the Coding Medieval Worlds seminar I run or the Medieval Caucasus Network, aka network bodies with a lot of ECRs & independent scholars without available instituional support.
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