I tried searching for information on the LaTeX package "strip". Turns out "latex strip" doesn't work for searching online.

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New users here, so I'll start regularly posting bits of Mastodon etiquette!

One thing that might be new is having to think about what privacy setting to use for your posts

For a lot of posts, you probably want Unlisted—not Public!

Unlisted posts go to your followers and they're boostable; off-topic posts are allowed and encouraged

Public posts go on the Local Timeline; and for scholar.social, Public posts should be "on topic" (topic is: academia, teaching, learning—if in doubt, use a CW)

Just published "Research Through Game Design. Interactive Stories from a Submerged Amsterdam" We share SUBMERGED, a cross-platform project that combines game design, interactive narrative, and urban exploration with the objective of empowering citizens to produce their . Following a "Research through Design" practice, we describe our process for creating SUBMERGED, we synthesize some critical insights from our experience

Do you guys realize there’s a planet in our solar system entirely inhabited by robots?

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Tired: publish

Wired: perish

Inspired: an alternative system of organization which emphasizes process over result, where the pursuit of knowledge steers efforts in a sustained, long-term manner across the board, rather than the frantic scramble to live up to arbitrary numbers and estimates implied in that terrible work slogan

Starting a review of a paper and realized I am Reviewer #2 in the review system.

Well, that really changes everything, doesn’t it?

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I read the documentation, but it was a bit sparse. If anybody has any ideas on what I'm doing wrong, please let me know.

Can't seem to get links to verify on my profile. Added a link back to my profile on my website with a rel=me attribute, but nothing is happening.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

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.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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