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I’m in a brainstorming kinda mood. What can we do to help more of our pals abandon corpo social media and hang out in / instead? Let’s make this thread long and chaotic!

Thank you for the votes, y'all! Going to be a heck of an article/essay to write. Likely going to split it into a few parts.

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GamesIndustry.biz is a long-running respected news site about the video game industry. It was also one of the first major news sites to open an official account on the Fediverse. You can follow at:

➡️ @GIbiz

Also recommended is their editor Brendan Sinclair, who personally brought the site here:

➡️ @BrendanSinclair

The website is at gamesindustry.biz

#GamesIndustry #Games #Gaming #VideoGames #News #Business #Industry

Of course if Arkane wants to make Dishonored 3, I won’t complain! ☠️🤢⚔️🧪🩸

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My kid and I did some game brainstorming. We invented a rogue mage who’s turned assassin. Their name is “X” — and they use poisons, daggers, teleportation and crafting to get the job done. They operate in the Baroque period, retreating to a secret lair between missions. “Baroquen Promises” coming soon!

Would you be interested in attending a virtual town hall meeting to voice your feedback/opinions to help shape our project?

Boosts appreciated!

I don't see a problem in using more than one social network to communicate and to fulfill different needs. Life doesn't have to be "either" "or".

I see a lot of discussions of people trying to reaffirm each other that they hate the same things.

Hate isn't productive. Life isn't just a set of booleans.

I'm curious what y'all have to say about wealth -- research for a forthcoming article I'm writing..

How much money is "enough"?

Is there a hashtag or _community_ for people running Mastodon instances? I think my curiosity is about to cross over into sysadmin territory.

Know of a good site for video game jobs in Austin, Texas, or remote? Let me know and I'll add it to my list: patrickcurry.com/austin/#jobs

We have now collectively gained 112,413 monthly active users in the last few days, and 149,720 compared to the end of March. That's a 62% increase. Total now at 384K MAU across Mastodon.

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I know a game is going to be good when my UPS alarm starts going off, threatening to shut down my PC if it doesn’t use less power!

Where do you spend the most time in #mastodon?

I am in Local the most tbh

If you can boost it would be nice

#boostsappreciated #AskMastodon #AskFedi #AskFediverse

Mastodon's monthly active user numbers have risen by 84,579 since the Twitter buyout story broke on Monday (and I do mean across the Mastodon network, not this server)

In the last five years the virtual reality industry has had so many names:
- VR
- VR/AR
- Mixed Reality
- Spatial Computing
- XR
- Metaverse

I've never seen an industry so desperate to constantly rename itself and confuse *everyone* in the process *all* the time.

Here's the expansion of the idea to its logical conclusion: a simple HTML template you can use as an "article" view of a thread. : patrickcurry.com/socials/masto

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A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

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 ]

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