@ashwinvis Nope

There's no block, and the list is up to date

If you click through to their profile on their domain, they have posted exactly twice, and the last time was Oct 2

If you didn't follow them until after their last post, and no one on this instance was following them, then it would appear that they have no posts if you are using the web app

This is the default behaviour of Mastodon, to not back-fill profiles

@ashwinvis Blocked instances are already listed here, if that's what you're looking for

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As an avid supporter of 🔬, 💻, and 🎓, I figured it's about time to join . I'm currently a Fellow teaching English at Oranim College in Israel. Just finished up my MA at the University of Texas at Austin in May and am looking forward to starting my PhD next year in the field of second language acquisition with an emphasis on educational technology. Location for that is TBD (applications are my life at the moment).

@daviding Thanks for understanding!

And the nice thing about Masto is that links all take 24 characters regardless of their length :)

@daviding Hey sorry to have to nag you like this, but I'm going to have to ask you to click "Delete & re-draft" on this post, and put it up again without the bit.ly links

Shortened links are against the scholar.social Community Standards

Please review them here:

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Please also be sure to add a CW to political posts

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Hi, after working in industry 35+ years, I'm in my 3rd year of work on my PhD in Computer Science. My research area is in computer security.

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Hi! I'm trying out Mastodon after the Google+ retirement announcement. I'm working on a computer science PhD, but I'm interested in many things. In particular, I came to scholar.social to have interesting conversations that challenge me, exercise the limits of my capabilities, and broaden my horizons.

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I am procrastinating by creating an account here with the excuse that I'm looking for a replacement of Google+
If I continue to be here I will be posting things I find interesting in relation to psychology (with an emphasis on productivity) and what can be generally described (by very few people) as "mind hacking", e.g. changing how we think in order to change how we act.
To get an idea, you can visit my "Productivity and Mind Hacking" collection on G+ plus.google.com/collection/cM1

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Assistant researcher in medical informatics from the University of Göttingen. Interested in and more.

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I am a post-doctoral theoretical computer scientist currently in Bremen, Germany and originally from Czech Republic. My work focuses on approximation and online algorithms as well as combinatorial optimization. I'm a and non-drinker. I'm also new in town, so if you are near on , I'll be happy to follow you!

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This is my first toot. I am a Data Reporting Specialist for a large urban school district in the US. My work-related research is in testing and program evaluation, and I aspire to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Sciences. I'm curious about issues of technology, race, and socioeconomic equity in public education. Outside of work, I am interested in , and I am an avid .

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My first toot!

I'm the Director of the Centre for Information Ethics and Public Policy and have an Honorary Research Fellowship at Cardiff University. Currently I'm living on the island of Symi in the Greek Dodecanese. You can find out more about me at www.phidoc.net.

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Scholar Social

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.

"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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