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Community Moderator Noëlle @CM_noelle@mastodon.social

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Hello, new users! Welcome to Mastodon.social!

Please take a moment to read the community guidelines: mastodon.social/about/more

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of the moderators (me, @CM_chrismartin, @CM_eramdam, and @Yukari). We're happy to help!

Happy tooting! 🍍

Happy New Year, Mastodon.

I hope 2018 is fantastic for every one of you. I hope you get more done and hurt fewer people. I hope you create more smiles than frowns. I hope your means outweigh your needs.

Be well, stay safe, and PLEASE don't hesitate to call a ride if you've had alcohol or other intoxicants.

Together, we'll make it to 2019. ❤

Happy New Year, Mastodon.

I hope 2018 is fantastic for every one of you. I hope you get more done and hurt fewer people. I hope you create more smiles than frowns. I hope your means outweigh your needs.

Be well, stay safe, and PLEASE don't hesitate to call a ride if you've had alcohol or other intoxicants.

Together, we'll make it to 2019. ❤

"This tool allows you to make a backup of your statuses, your favourites and the media in both your statuses and your favourites." github.com/kensanata/mastodon-

It is important to understand that this does not affect any servers beyond mastodon.social and toot.love. If you are on another instance, this decision has no effect on you.

Heads up! We've been receiving an escalating amount of harassment from users on toot.love and the admin advertises the server as "no moderation". As such, the moderators at mastodon.social have chosen to silence toot.love.

You will still receive toots from people you follow on toot.love, and people on toot.love who follow you will still receive your toots. toot.love users' toots will not appear on the m.s federated timeline or in the notifications of people who don't follow them.

Keep being kind, keep being thoughtful, keep treating others well and like they’re human beings. You do a great job. Keep it up.

I am thankful for you. Yes, you. Thank you for being you, and thank you for being here.

Here we go! Are you a trans creator who could use some support and exposure, or do you know one? Add your name to github.com/Transgiving/Transgi for 2017, where we provide a list of trans people you can support instead of or in addition to your Black Friday spending.

If you're familiar with Github, you can add yourself and submit a PR; otherwise, email us and we'll add you ASAP!

Please boost and spread the word!

Once more, with feeling:

Reading the mastodon.social guidelines, at mastodon.social/about/more , is not optional if you want to post here.

mastodon.social is only one of many instances in the Mastodon federation. If you can't abide by the rules on that page - which apply to both public and unlisted toots and to your profile! - please find another instance where you might feel more comfortable.

NEW USERS PAY ATTENTION!

We're getting a lot of reports about new users who don't seem to have read the rules at mastodon.social/about/more . These are not idle guidelines; they're the conditions for being welcome on mastodon.social (which is one of many instances in the Mastodon federation). If you can't follow them, even when you're posting unlisted toots, please find another instance.

Remember: one of us reads every report, and we will suspend users for repeated violations of the rules.

New users may also want to read over my "brief" introduction to Mastodon, where I've tried to answer many questions new users often have: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

If you read the guidelines and feel that you can't abide by them, you may find yourself more comfortable on another instance. You can find a list of instances at joinmastodon.org/#getting-star and instances.social, and you may find a better fit there.

Hello new users! Welcome to mastodon.social, one of many instances in the Mastodon fediverse.

As you use mastodon.social, please be aware of this instance's guidelines, posted at mastodon.social/about/more . We do expect users to abide by these guidelines and moderate those who don't.

In particularly, I must point out that derogatory language, including but not limited to homophobic comments like "faggot" and "gay" and racial slurs like "nigga" and "jap", is not allowed.

I love it, with every new influx of people, we get a new wave of repeats of all the "toot-jokes" :D

I wrote up a brief introduction to Mastodon; hopefully it'll help new folks acclimate. Let me know if I need to change anything!

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/