Policy of scholar.social on blocking
Hi everyone, just a little reminder that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone (I hope):
It is the policy of scholar.social to block certain content (support or overt tolerance for fascism, Nazism, outright racism/sexism, anti-queer hate, abuse, etc.), including users or entire domains at the instance level
We take it as our responsibility to do so because failing to do so will result in de facto exclusion of members of the groups who are targets of such hate
A gentle reminder that users on scholar.social are expected to apply Content Warnings (especially to Public posts)
Details and suggested Content Warnings here: https://scholar.social/about/more#cw
Note for new users
We've had several new friends join scholar.social this week
Welcome to all!
* Public posts should be "on-topic" (i.e. teaching/learning/scholarship broadly conceived)
* "Off-topic" posts should be Unlisted
* CW liberally
* Add descriptions to your images
* Read https://scholar.social/about/more to get started!
And if you're a Nazi/white supremacist, a homophobe, anti-trans in any way, or a supporter of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos, close your account and leave!
Hello World! This is a joint account for the Department of Medical Informatics of the University Medical Center Göttingen. Our research helps shaping the future of health information systems and medical research.
Today, Markus and Jendrik take part in a FHIR data modelling workshop in the beautiful historic buildings at Berlin Charité
Hi! I am a recent phd in bioinformatics (actually specialized in the application of machine learning in some omics fields). I have moved from academia to industry and work now as a data scientist in a variety of topics. I enjoy being up to date in academic topics and am interested in the progress of open science and the expansion of the scientific community outside of academia! Hope to have a chance to be exposed to interesting ideas in this instance :) #introduction
#introduction Hi all :) I'm working on a PhD on #STS, specifically studying the #openhardware for science movement. As an activist I'm interested in feminist approaches to tech which I try to implement in meet ups, workshops, etc. A big part of my time goes to working as open as STS lets me, another big part goes to WikiData because I love it. Beautiful communities are what keep me existing through late capitalism, so here I am in Mastodon <3.
#introduction hallöchen! I’m a Brazilian trans woman living in Germany working on Japanese dialectal fieldwork (long story). Interests include fantasy fiction, imaginary languages, free software, comic books, intersectional veganism, cute cuddly things, and supporting anticapitalist revolutions to bring down the whole rotten edifice
Scaring off people we don't want here
There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here
It is the official policy of scholar.social that:
🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!
I'm a PhD student in American Culture/Digital Studies at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Research interests include:
- digital visual cultures
- contemporary theories of resistance and radical politics
- prison abolition
- fascism and white supremacy
- infrastructure studies
@drbjork It was a casualty of our migration to a new host, I'm afraid :(
Sorry that this weekend has been so terrible for downtime
* We have switched to masto.host
* We are now running Mastodon v 3.0.1
* We are now Amazon-free
* We don't have to pay for both a VPS and AWS, which reduces the costs of running the instance
* Less down-time when it's time to do an upgrade
* Unfortunately, we no longer support LaTeX in posts, unless it's incorporated into mainline Masto
Thanks for your patience, everyone!
Upgrading scholar.social upgrade/apology
I'm sorry for the downtime last night! My internet at home crapped out partway through the database migration script, which screwed up the database (hooray I made a backup before starting) but meant that it took way longer to fix
I'm thinking I will move scholar.social to masto.host soon, to prevent this from happening in the future
(It will also be cheaper and less Amazon-dependent)
Again, apologies for the downtime
A re-#introductions post!
I'm the research fairy, here to make your academic problems disappear! 🧚♂️ 🌈
Recent experimental medicine PhD graduate from McGill in #Bioethics. Research interests include: #ResearchEthics, #MetaResearch, #HumanResearch, #Oncology, #ClinicalTrials, #Epidemiology, #MachineLearning, #ArtificialIntelligence, #MoralEfficiency, #DrugDevelopment, #ClinicalAgnosticism, #ScientificValue
Expect a lot of posts about #StarTrek if you follow me, though
Administrative account for scholar.social
I boost #introduction(s) toots from scholar.social users
Pinned toot: this month's journal club
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