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I am torn between not posting here very often and posting here in ways that do not improve upon my silence.

But I am here, and I am reading.

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Beforehand joining a new Mastodon instance, check out the adminโ€™s toots as far back as you can go

Are they stable?
There are disabled admins who are superb, without imposing their difficulties on their communities

Are they fair?
There are admins who are on top of moderation without going overboard

Are they mature?
There are admins who can take constructive criticism of their instance

Are they prepared?
There are admins who have contingency plans for continued existence of the community

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hey! please subscribe to us on youtube, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook, hit us up on instagram, check out our pinterest, add us on friendster, swipe us left on tinder, edit our wiki article, become our friend on myspace, find us on mapquest, take a look at our neopets group, ask jeeves about us, spot us on usenet, meetup with us by the abandoned arpanet facility outside albany, follow us to ted berners-lee's childhood home, step into our void, look into the deep yawning nothingness of

Do what you do.
Share it.
To yourself be true.
Wear it.

#smallpoems

@ChrisTalleras

#MASTODON POST PRIVACY - who can see your post?

PUBLIC ๐ŸŒ
Anyone can see and boost your post everywhere.

UNLISTED ๐Ÿ”“
โœ… Tagged people
โœ… Followers
โœ… On your profile
โŒ Local and federated timelines
โœ… Boostable
โœ… Visible to admins

FOLLOWERS ONLY ๐Ÿ”
โœ… Tagged people
โœ… Followers
โŒ On your profile
โŒ Local and federated timelines
โŒ Boostable
โœ… Visible to admins

DIRECT MESSAGE โœ‰๏ธ
โœ… Tagged people
โŒ Followers
โŒ On your profile
โŒ Local and federated timelines
โŒ Boostable
โœ… Visible to admins

#FAQ #needhelp

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Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn

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If your feed mostly contains Crossposted RTs from Twitter, I will mute you, which means I'll probably never interact with you.

I get that you probably don't care, and that's fine, but just consider that you're bringing a lot of noise over when you connect yourself with those kind of cross-posters. Maybe opt out of RT cross-posts if you can.

If you aren't even here, what's really the point?

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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, administratorsโ€”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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