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Hey there folks!

Reinvigorating my account here for reasons, and it seems like I should participate in !

I live in with my partner, our , and our (my) . For money, I do , and spend the rest of my time doing , , , and stuff, such as sitting down & looking at a wall.

Loves: em-dashes, hair color
Loathes: terfs, cops

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Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

covid 

A thing I’m quickly learning about having covid is that even when it’s over, it’s not over. I was sick in bed for ~2 weeks and thought I was better more than a week ago, but actually I am still exhausted. And I was fully vaxxed.

-5/10, would not recommend.

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Black folks only, non black folks don't interact besides if you want to boost. 

So when you got onto the fediverse where there any hashtags or anything you tried to search out to find other black folks on here? Wondering if there is any consensus could use to try and signal beacon to other folks. Or maybe I just need to start something and hope it sticks? Like they have #BlackTwitter i've seen on posts so maybe #BlackMastodon or #BlackFedi ?

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Please don't censor words!

If you change characters in the words then the keyword mute thing can't filter out the post from people's timelines.

Trust people to block keywords they don't want to see!

(Also you can put things in CWs if you want to be extra cautious.)

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Calling all followers of our main account on lgbt.io! 🔊

This account is our back-up, until the issues on lgbt.io are resolved. It'll become our main account if lgbt.io goes down permanently.

If you've got #LGBTQ+ / #nonbinary / #trans followers, boosting this post would be a big help, because at the moment posts aren't federating from #LGBT.io, and account migration isn't working at all.

For more on the issues with #LGBTio, read their Patreon post here: patreon.com/posts/server-os-up

Thank you. :)

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#feditips you don't have to c*nsor words. no one will look them up and keyword search basically does not exist here and also you won't get (shadow) banned for saying fuck or kill terfs & nazis here. go nuts have fun be genuine

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Hello Twitter refugees! Allow me to teach you about one of the things that makes Mastodon much chiller: the CONTENT WARNING. 

Here on Mastodon, we have a thing called a Content Warning, or a CW for short. It's a button at the bottom of the new toot box. When you hit it, it will add a new text box above the new toot box; whatever's in the main box will now be hidden behind whatever you type in the upper box, with a "SHOW MORE" button like this toot has.

We use this to hide anything we think will make our friends unhappy to read. So if you're posting about something that an American politician did that made you angry, you might give it a CW of "uspol". There's an additional subtlety that's evolved; a lot of the time we'll follow a CW with a +/- in parenthesis - "uspol (-)" would be bad news, "uspol (+)" would be good.

This lets Mastodon function as a place for more measured discussion; you can CHOOSE to engage with whatever bullshit the world is throwing at you this morning, instead of forcibly having your attempt to catch up with your friends interrupted by a million retweets of today's shitty news with a big photograph of that asshole who made that shitty news staring at you from the preview card. Not ready to deal with whatever bullshit's going on yet today? Don't click those "show more" buttons, keep scrolling, say something nice to your friends instead.

Different instances have different rules about what you MUST CW; the only requirement on my instance is politics. Check /about/more on your instance for their rules, see what they would like you to put this safety valve in front of.

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Why capitalise multi-word hashtags?

Because screen readers cannot distinguish between words unless you do. They just spell out the (to them) single word. Just imagine if all your words were spelled to you instead of spoken.

#ScreenReader

New project started! This will be a set of four kitchen towels, and is the longest warp I’ve done so far, at 125 inches. 🧶

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gonna post this here for helping to explain why fedi is cool for non-fedizens and newbies pls let me know if there is anything i should add etc

https://blos.sm/thoughts/fedi
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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.






Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so that searchable posts make it out to more instances!

Hey there folks!

Reinvigorating my account here for reasons, and it seems like I should participate in !

I live in with my partner, our , and our (my) . For money, I do , and spend the rest of my time doing , , , and stuff, such as sitting down & looking at a wall.

Loves: em-dashes, hair color
Loathes: terfs, cops

Other include





Please enjoy this photo of my giant, silly cat. 🐱

Last night, I logged back into World of Warcraft for the first time since August. It’s the 17th anniversary of WoW’s launch, and I damn near didn’t log in for it. I logged in, I bought the in-game pet with in-game currency, I killed the anniversary boss for my mount, and I logged back o... tinybirds.net/2021/12/02/last-

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