And lastly, we are going to set up a category for the greater #fediverse as well, where you are all welcome to give us feedback on developments, both socially and technically. My, @maloki, hope is that this can help mend some divides in the fediverse. I will reach out personally to a whole bunch of you as soon as my thesis crunch is over (52hrs to go as of writing this)
In the meanwhile you can set up an account on https://discourse.joinmastodon.org/ if you are so inclined.
Further we are really want to hear from you, in the greater #mastodon community, what you would want from this discussion forum. (on the forum, not in a reply!)
There is currently a thread up where you are welcome to engage in conversation about what categories (boards) you would like to see.
If you are an Instance Admin we also have a category for you to connect with other Admins. This is to serve as a complement and/or replacement to the admin discord channel/matrix, as well as the mailing list.
If you want a sub-category for your server or connected servers (white-lists etc.) you can reply to this post, what have you:
We are slowly but surely setting up different categories on the forum.
If you are an app developer, or have any other associated development with Mastodon and want to easily stay in touch with translators we are now offering sub-categories in the translation category:
If you are interested in helping with translations, this forum will be a good place for you!
Instance admins have their own discussion board, which we are hoping to expand. https://discourse.joinmastodon.org/c/instance-admin
Hopefully we can move away from Discord in this regard. Just drop in and leave us feedback on how you’d like to use it.
Speaking of feedback, we have set up a channel for all of it at https://discourse.joinmastodon.org/ which you are all welcome to, to join the discussion.
Step one is figuring out how we want to use it. You can start by joining the discussion here:
It is still a Work In Progress, but we are now sufficiently far along to be able to share it with you.
We want to make it easier for new users to join up.
We trust these CMs to speak for and act in the best interest of m.s. CMs currently have full administrative powers, they will follow this protocol for moderation:
The google doc allows you to comment, in case you have feedback to help us improve these protocols, as you can see it’s only a version 0.5.
Their job is to help deal with reports, they are your point of contact for community related issues.
They are here to enforce the Community Guidelines, which can be found here: https://mastodon.social/about/more
These are currently volunteer position, as our budget doesn’t allow for a permanent full time position, at this point in time, though we hope to be able to support our admin/support team with some money in the future.
We understand that volunteering can be a draining task, which is why we’re looking for a few more people to help spread the effort around, allowing everyone's engagement to be flexible while still having a strong and solid team.
What would you do? You’d work from the basis of the community guidelines (https://mastodon.social/about/more) and the ToS when working with reports on m.s, as well as reviewing those guidelines and evaluating if they are in line with our community.
Answer support questions that come in via @Support, helping directing people to the right documentation (be it FAQ or GitHub), or direct them to someone who can help.
First assignment will be working on protocol documents for admin/support
Who are we looking for? One or two leaders (admin/support), who are interested in managing a small team of volunteers, and a team of volunteers who want to help with dealing with reports, support, and proactive anti-harassment work.
Since we want to ensure that this team has a diverse pool of knowledge and experience, we are actively seeking members of often underrepresented demographics to join us.
Please, tell a friend who you think would be a good fit!
LFM Admin/Support Lead + team - It has been a messy few weeks, and it has become apparent that mastodon.social and @Support are short on staff.
This is why we’re looking for users who are either already engaged in helping out users on the platform, or who want help out, to join the team! Doesn’t matter if on the social or tech side of things.
This team has been lacking a primary lead, and when I stepped up as Project Manager I ended up neglecting my work with @Support.