*MOVED* See pinned toot.

Reminder that unlike on Twitter, Mastodon allows for Content Warnings (CW). These let others decide if they have the mental energy to deal with certain topics (politics, current events, bigotry, etc.) rather than you deciding for them.

You don't have to refrain from talking about those subjects here, but please make frequent use of CWs for those of us who use Mastodon as a refuge.

They're also good for hiding spoilers, joke punchlines, and long rambles, but don't forget their primary usage.

@theartguy Thanks for the rationale for CW. Good to be reminded especially with ideas that had never occurred to me like using it to hide long rambles.

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tooting this text again sometime and tagging with #newbie #advice couldn't hurt, it's good advice for newbies ^_^

@theartguy reminder that CWs are an mastodon-only feature not supported by any other fediverse software.
@dwmatiz @theartguy it's easy to add stuff in there, and as masto is the only actually used AP implementation, it isn't too bad.
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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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