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I'm getting a feeling like everyone is struggling with something tonight, like the load on everyone is suddenly much greater than usual.

So a big shout out to all of you who are feeling lost, frustrated, hopeless and down.
May this be a transient low.
Let us all emerge out of it with rekindled hope and power.
May we reach out and help each other through this.
May it strengthen the bonds we share.

I'm currently in Madison, Wisconsin for . It's kind of amazing to see the capital building right in the middle of the city. It makes government feel more accessible, I guess? Versus Oregon, where the capital is in the middle of farm country.

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Any new accounts that posted spam have now been suspended, and new accounts that haven't introduced themselves (<waves hi to zac>) have been silenced.

If you have been silenced but are in fact not a bot, please ask @woozle to un-silence you.

We'll continue silencing new accounts that follow the patterns I've noticed.

Everyone else: please do report any spam you're still seeing.

Thanks, everyone, and sorry for the nuisance!

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I'm noticing a suspiciously large number of new signups with names that look like they were generated by an algorithm.

Can the new folks within the past 48 hours or so please introduce themselves? Thanks!

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we should all take a lesson from subatomic particles

no more gender, just charge and spin and flavor

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"If everything was legal for like twenty-four hours I'd start a communal garden."
#thepurge #purge #latestagecapitalism

I cannot operate my computer because cat.

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We seem to be having a blockage on outgoing toots. I'm hoping that rebooting the server (which it's needed for weeks anyway) will fix the issue, but I'm physically in a place where it's difficult to focus and I don't want to do a reboot until I'm prepared to deal with any squidgy Masto issues that might show up.

I expect I'll be rebooting about 1-2 hours from now.

With my voice transitioning, my triumphant shout has changed pitch and it's quite a bit more loud. I also my laugh has deeped to a villianous glee pitch rather than mad scientist cackle, and I love it. Not quite to a deep "Muwah hah hah" villian satisfied laugh, but still 👍👍

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Remember folks, use CamelCase on your hashtags, so screen readers speak it as two words
#accessibility

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I don't believe in perfection Show more

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here, we commonly use short hand for cws!
here's some common ones:
"-" means negativity
"+" means positivity
"~" means a neutral level of negativity or positivity, or that the poster is unsure
"mh" means mental health!
"pda" means public display of affection
"birdsite" means twitter
that should be most of them, feel free to reply if you know any other ones!

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oh, here's some i forgot!

- negativity
- unasked-for advice
- selfies
- eye contact with viewer
- spoilers