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Week before "Back to School." 

Masto maintenance request for resources 

If you are on masto dot social I STRONGLY encourage you to join a smaller instance. Dot social has become way too large for its moderators to be effective, or for its users to feel there is a “culture” they belong to. Stuff like the wilw scuffle, or complaints about what’s on your feed, can be addressed more effectively by a smaller community. It make take a couple tries before you find the right fit—and that’s okay! Don’t worry about followers you’d “lose”, that’s not important here.

Two more planning days before students! 

New School Year 

Hey dudes of Mastodon! Can you leave the mansplaining on those other sites and not bring it here? It's easy! When you see a post from a woman you don't know:
✔️ Be friendly or insightful. Both is better!
✔️ Assume she knows the subject, even if you think she just made an error
✔️ Ask good-faith questions about her context
✔️ "Yes! And..."
❎ Neg
❎ Give unsolicited advice
❎ Act like she knows nothing about the subject
❎ Presume she wants to (or has any responsibility to) debate you.

Mastodon Caution for New Users 

Mastodon Caution for New Users 

Please consider this: you have choices all day long about how you treat people. Every interaction can be kind, or it can be cruel, and the choice you make will have an effect on people you’ll never meet. Make a choice that you’ll feel good about.

“But it’s ONLY for accessibility reasons”
NO, it’s only because this is the semantic way to do it, the proper way, the way it’s supposed to be done in HTML and yes this way is actually the accessible way as well, but it’s mostly about doing your job the right way :)

End of Summer 

few more #welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience: 

#welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience: 

Greetings to new friends on

We're all very happy to have you!

We do things a little differently from Twitter here, for example:

* If posting as Public it goes on the Local Timeline, so we try to keep that "on-topic", and post "off-topic" stuff as Unlisted
* We try to get in the habit of using Content Warnings
* We try to be sincere and positive, and leave the constant "outrage culture" at the door :)

Please read through our community standards

A fork of GIMP that's just GIMP with a better name when

Masto theming 

PSA for new meow and mastodon users about reports 

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Scholar Social

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform 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. Read more ...