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Confessing an irrational editing hang-up: When I replace a word or phrase that I've typed, I intentionally do not delete letters that will be used in the new word/phrase even though I could type more quickly if I did. I feel sorry for them every time I delete them. I feel sorry for their siblings that I've deleted. I usually write too much so I have to delete a lot. There, got that off my chest.

@jc wow i have rarely felt this sympathetic with another human

thank you for saying this, i thought i was alone in this irrational behavior ✌️

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging 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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that 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 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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