In the end, I've decided to go for multiple accounts on Mastodon. I'll be keeping this account as a professional account for things related to academia. So... no politics, no gaming, and really just nothing that I'd need to put a content warning on in general. Not unless I'm talking about research on those topics anyway. For all of my everyday sort of discussion, that'll happen over on my new account firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you're doing research, you're still required by our community standards to CW anything where someone else might want to decide for themselves whether they read it
Scholar Social is meant 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"
(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 @email@example.com 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.