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"It was not an act of treason, nor possibly even of defiance. But it was a calculated withdrawal, from the life of the Republic, from its machinery. Whatever else was being denied them out of hate, indifference to the power of their vote, loopholes, simple ignorance, this withdrawal was their own, unpublicized, private."

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Enjoy tonight's Flower Moon, or if you prefer something more metal, tonight's SUPER BLOOD FROG MOON!

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"Followers-only" is just what it says: it goes only to your followers. That includes future followers though, so if you don't have your account locked (so you have to approve follower requests) anyone can follow you and then go back through your older followers-only posts.

"Direct" is also what it says: it is a single or group DM. Note that ActivityPub is not an encrypted messaging format (just like Twitter) so it's only medium privacy level. That's usually good enough, but practice good opsec.

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"Unlisted" shows up on your account, and goes to your followers, but doesn't appear in the Local or Federated timelines. I try to remember to set followups to my own posts to Unlisted: they'll show up when someone opens the post to see its replies, but they won't spam the public TL. Like this thread!

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Newbies: one of the most significant differences between here and birdsite is post scope. It's usually a 🌎 icon at the bottom of the post box, though that may vary based on your client: it will default to global. "Global" goes to public timelines: your server's Local timeline, and also the Federated timeline on any other servers that are aware of your account (generally anywhere where someone subscribes to you).

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Normalize syndication feeds on everything.

Happy Birthday, John Kruk (b. 2/9/1961)! Arguably the most Philadelphian of Philadelphia sports heroes.

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