On one hand I like the freedom that custom emoji provide, but on the other I find myself limiting my use of them because they only show up for others on the same instance.

I understand why, of course, but I wish the :dnd: ampersand emoji worked outside of elekk.xyz so I could use it everywhere.

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@theartguy I'm very open to suggestion about what custom emojis we have on scholar.social :)

@socrates And that's awesome, but my lament is that there isn't much of a way to have those emoji viewable by people on other instances without opening up avenues for abuse.

I love scholar.social, but my target audience includes others as well.

@theartguy So I've had people commenting on how much they like the :librarian_hushing: from other instances, which makes me think that it is visible on other instances as well?

@socrates This sounds promising. Perhaps this is a change in one of the recent Masto updates? Previously I know that didn't work.

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A Mastodon instance for academics

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.

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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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