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Whoa, mastodon social really is a behemoth of an instance, I can't imagine their local timeline is usable ๐Ÿ˜ต congrats on crossing the 10 million toot mark!

mastodon.social/@usercount/101

This is Eufy. It's our robot vacuum. The brand is Eufy. Very clever, I know. #characterdesign #Robot #horseshoecrab #mastoart

Heads up to anyone
Please use content warnings for anything relating to:
- Politics
- Spoilers
- Mental health and other triggering topics
- NSFW content
- Flashing GIFs that may causes seizures
We do this as we understand that not everyone wants to see this stuff %100 of the time due to a variety of reasons. Please use the caption feature when uploading pictures to be kind to the blind users. Also please keep debates civil, we do not want the rage environment of other networks here.

shitposters that use CW thank you.

i want to boost, but don't want to be a dick.

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If you have comics-focused artists friends then feel free to direct them to new instances by :mastoart: alums turned admins of their own instances at (a-z):

comicscamp.club
โ€”run by @rheall

comics.town
โ€”run by @ThatTupperKid

And also, CW NSFW photography at:
photog.social

Enjoy & thanks for inspiring others & for supporting the :fediverse: Fediverse!

welcome to my oops itโ€™s a social network oh no, bumblr

Quick intro to image descriptions on Mastodon:

- Once you have an image added to your toot...
- ...hover over the lower part of the image to reveal the image description box
- Click in there and tell us what you are showing us with the image!
- (It does not have to be super detailed. It should be accurate. Don't use accessibility tools to make jokes, that defeats the purpose.)
- That said, the user interface is kind of terrible and there's a character limit...
- ...so you can also image-describe in the body of the toot or in a reply!

(Aside: the "Crop" thing is about what part of the image the preview should make sure to show - when someone clicks through, they'll see the full image.)

"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is actually a cautionary tale about workplace discrimination:

Welcome!

Required by the platform
- username, password, & email

Socially considered required by most instances but not required by the platform
- content warnings
- image captions
- a user photo
- avoiding intense animation in user photos
- no harassment
- no abuse

Optional but recommended
- pronouns in your profile
- tip/support your instance admins
- drink 8 glasses of water a day
- sleep at least 6 hours a night

Optional
- pants
- sanity
- anything else

๐Ÿ“Source harpy.life/@c0debabe/101179904

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#introductions

I run Elekk.xyz, the first gaming-centered instance on the fediverse. (Ask anyone on the server for an invitation!)

I moderate mastodon.social, the flagship instance.

I wrote this guide to Mastodon: github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

and this guide to why the Roman calendar was dumb: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

and this, where you gather bees while avoiding a Critter: mischievess.itch.io/beebold

I like weird fish, weird facts, and weird history.

I love @c0debabe, @maple, and @TheShyIon.

So tired today. I should not be making decisions on policy, documentation, or implementation. But we don't have any other staff to do these things so this is where we are I guess. I'm just going to document this single point of failure to our notes and then sleep for 18 hours ๐Ÿ˜ช

It's been 2 years and I'm finally getting antsy about receiving my . I'd kinda put it our of my mind while I waited for them to get the production and certification finished, and now that I'm looking at how they intend to operate, I'm a little upset. Aside from a disturbing trend in 3d printering companies to add to filament or resin, they are also requiring that models go through their app, which makes it ripe for abuse from patent trolls and others. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ :3DPrinter:

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