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Hi everyone!
I'm an undergraduate student of . I'm interested in , , , , , etc.
I'm looking forward to meeting others and participating in discussions.

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The instance at has been silenced from as their admin has explicitly abdicated responsibility for the conduct of their users


I am a half-studied rogue with a BA in linguistics, of the European Functionalist persuasion.

I like reading and talking about philosophy, and take way too great joy in picking the wings off people who love logic a bit too much.

I ❤️ Deflationism! Quasi-realism! Anti-fascism! Anti-capitalism!

I will tell you all about the inductive primacy of reason, if you'll let me. That shit's important for all the wrong reasons.

I defo talk too much.

Fedi spammers 

There's been a recent rash of spammers on the Fediverse spreading misogynist hate

If you see something like this, please click the three dots for the post (in the web interface), then click "Report" and I will block the spammer from interacting with anyone on this instance


Instance maintenance 

Hello scholars,

Mastodon version 2.9.0 has been released

As per my usual strategy, I'll wait a few days to see if there's a panicky "OH WAIT HERE'S 2.9.1" release to fix some bug, but failing that, either this weekend or early next week, I'll upgrade

@ansugeisler At the end of the day, it's my job to not have that stuff happen

But I appreciate your graciousness

From now on, in situations like this, I will disable accounts, then wait, and then only delete them later, once the dust has settled, to be sure this never happens again

@ansugeisler Today I f-ed up by:

Seeing a report that involved a free speech extremist on my instance

Assuming that he was the one being reported, and not the other way around

Thinking no deeper than "oh yeah this one can go asap" and clicking delete :(

I'm so sorry

New emoji :ProgressivePride: (copied from the instance at—thank you!)

Instance Community Standards reminder 

Also, by way of exposing other hatemongers who somehow made it this far:

If you think that "grievance studies" or "cultural Marxism" is anything more than a way for bigots to signal their tolerance of hate to each other, please just close your account now before I do it for you

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The following may result in closure of your account:

* Stated willingness to tolerate hate speech such as racial slurs, anti-queer slurs and other dehumanizing attempts to incite violence
* Refusal to understand and abide by our Community Standards

Hi people!

I am doing a PhD in Physics.

I am here on Mastodoc (I'll let that typo be, given the audience) because it is at the intersection of my top two interests: academia and free software.

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Current events and mentions of big tech companies must be CW'd

Images must also have accurate descriptions for those who rely on screen readers

Our full Community Standards can be found here:

Hi everyone! I'm about to start a PhD in Linguistics. I previously studied pure and applied math.

Research interests: computational pragmatics, formal semantics, machine learning (primary); phonology, historical linguistics (secondary).

Casual academic interests: philosophy of language, political discourse, (Catholic) sacramental theology.

Personal interests: cats, hiking/camping, music (especially prog rock, jazz, and hip hop).

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@desitively This is pre-emptive

Not sure if there is or will be a fedi instance there, but heard rumours so blocked the domain

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@nuttgodd I'll post blocks here as they happen

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@nuttgodd I'm blocking their domain

Not even sure that they have an instance running yet

This is pre-emptive

Then, I plan to play a game called "Gab subdomain whack-a-mole"

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The instance at has been blocked from as they have explicitly abdicated responsibility for the conduct of their users

Archivist, primarily digital, but trained in some physical restoration and library sciences. Versed in ethics (contract/consent being the version I follow) and logic (with occasional failures). Research consultant, generally called in when someone has difficulty tracking materials in digital storage.


Will often trade research and archival digging capabilities for profit or products. Currently overloaded, but that's a *good* thing.

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