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Looks like the internet found the railways in Norway.

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IPv6 (please boost when you vote)

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This is one of those meetings :yakshaving: 😿. I am trying to not chew off my fingers.

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test post please ignore (actually don't i need boosts)

Food, alc 

A supper, fish and chips from Murray's, and beer from 71 brewing co.

Oil rig *casually goes for a Sunday stroll on the Tay* (might actually be for wind turbines???)

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if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2

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because I have so many new users coming #mastodonTips #mastodon

discovery/discoverability

1) in addition to a bio, consider also making an #introduction / #introduction post also check this tag to find people who are also new and their interests

2) communitywiki.org/trunk is a wonderful place to find people who are active. it is human moderated. if you decide to stick around and have the bandwidth to do so, consider joining a list to welcome others as well.

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Dear new users:

It's alright to take your time and get up to speed on here. You don't have to hit the ground running. You might have picked up the habit of interacting with social media as it it were naturally a competitive performance--we all did--but the best thing about Mastodon and the fediverse beyond it is that it's not like that. Take some time to decompress.

It took me about six months to fully drop the armor that I'd been wearing from being on other sites. That was three years ago. This place changes lives.

Also, it's okay to be picky. Sign up at a new instance, if the first one you pick isn't the best fit possible. You'll find your home, and folks here understand it takes trial and error.

Above all, take a deep breath. What feels weird now will make sense pretty quickly.

Glad to have you.

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if ur new here:

-follow and unfollow liberally
-add shit (bio, pic, pronouns, stuff) to ur profile or people will not accept ur follow requests
-hashtags are neat, but please use #CamelCase so screen readers can read them
-use emojis and art via symbols minimally or behind a CW for screen readers
-use CW liberally for anything triggering or just bc its a long post
-caption ur images pls
-read your instances rules and report things that break them
-pls dont censor words with * bc filters

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A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

Poking around in the instance settings and I've somehow got 490 pages of custom emojis from remote sits? Time to steal good ones. Worth it for :apartyblobcat: :ablobcatrave: :ablobcatbongo:

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DAMMIT that was supposed to have the #demoscene tag

ok so again: Should I set up a mastodon (glitch, or, you know, some federated thing for sceners) so that when Facepalm leaves (or doubles down and people start being uncomfortable) there is a place for them to jump to.

This is a "here is a community that I feel would benefit greatly from being away from that horrible crap that I once used but left a LONG time ago." thing.

I could tag some more people here but you know let's just ... let's get a sampling of people without prodding further.

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Someone wants to go out, but also does not want to go out

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