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We've had quite the influx of new users on Mastodon recently. Welcome to you all! Here are some links that you might like to explore if you're new here, or if just want to know more about how Mastodon works.
1. Resources for Mastodon newbies:
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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.
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.
@joshmillard I was wondering-- you're paying your community moderators, why do you call them "moderators" as opposed to "community managers" the way most platforms do for professionalized moderator roles?
If anyone want to build a liaison team, which help facilitate dialogue between instance admins and users on other servers, we will be behind you, and help you spread the word, and help you get access and contact where we can. We will also help you spread the word about any funding model you choose, or don't choose.
This is part of the beauty with an open source project, not only can you take the code and do something new with it, but you can also make your own project in the social aspect of it
The Princeton campus has such um, intimidating architecture
1. You can send a DM by clicking the little globe and switching it to "direct"
2. You can set a content warning on toots, which makes their text hidden until the reader chooses to expand it
3. You can use the connections you form on here to make lifelong friendships and seize the means of production
The more I think about federation, the more I suspect it'll be important to have an explicit notion of trust baked into the instances. Each instance would have a whitelist of instances that are believed to be good actors—they properly delete posts, don't harbor harassers, etc. They'd also have a transitively trusted subset, whose whitelists are synchronized into the main whitelist to ease the maintenance burden of any given instance maintainer. So mastodon.social and awoo.space might share trust
Geez I mean I think Mastodon is really important and stuff but maybe Wired is overstating it https://www.wired.com/2017/04/130000-year-old-mastodon-threatens-upend-human-history/ https://mastodon.social/media/CQgrhJW2ve0w4qwjNQI
Moving forward we are also looking to fill several roles in the project with more permanent positions, to name a few ideas (not set in stone): Project Manager, Developer Coordinator, Public Relations, and Community Outreach. How we will go about to fill these positions have not been decided yet, but we are looking to make it an open and transparent process. Feedback, regarding all and any of this, can be directed at @maloki for now. Long form posts will come soon to further elaborate.
Shitposting for research, mostly. I'm way into studying the politics of platforms and designing for folks at the margins. hmu @ klols.com
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