hi new users! this is a reminder that mastodon's culture is NOT the same as twitter's-- you're entering a community, not a void, and we're reading your posts and want to interact with you

please don't treat this place as "twitter but with a new ui." the influx has been overwhelming for some of us who've been around for a while, we're happy to see new faces but please be considerate of the people around you as you join this space. thank u

@cxli @heyrochelle thank you for this reminder. Are there particular things it is best to avoid/do to help ease this influx into the space?

@Finz hello! for one, are you using the toot! app? tagging the person you've boosted from isn't generally a thing people do unless they want to talk to the person they're boosting from. you can turn that off in settings if you like

here r some masto pro tips
- learn about post privacy (!!!!)
- hang out in the local timeline-- it's like the general channel for ur instance (maybe not rn, the influx means everything is loud)
- take it slow, don't panic
- just like. generally be nice, yknow


@Finz in general masto is not a great place to go viral, for me getting more than ~5 boosts on a post is overwhelming and i have to mute it. (i'm suffering rn)

i think of it as a more intentional, slow place to have conversations with people. not like, a place to drop quippy boostable content™ every few hours

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.