If you haven't yet, watch NK Jemisin's acceptance speech for the 2018 Hugo for Best Novel.
Yes, I know some bots are fun/funny, but there needs to be rules for bots. Prefer a place that bans them all together, but at the very least, all should be required to have "BOT" in username. This is a problem on a lot of platforms, and yes, communities do need regulations, as has been proven time and again
I bundled up the Mastodon thread and about Action Economy from another instance and turned it into a blog post: http://michaelrunderwood.com/2017/11/13/giant-spiders-the-action-economy-and-your-game/
Hey folks! If you're new here and looking for folks to follow, check out the #introduction tag!
One last #meta Monday post: hopefully all you lovely new people saw that we have a Code of Conduct when you joined.
@Annalee and I WILL enforce it, up to and including banning bad actors, even bad actors on servers we don’t control. We’re deliberately building a community here, and we want you here, but if the CoC seems too much, you’re welcome to move on, no hard feelings. 💚
please remember to make heavy use of CWs
they are there because they are useful to reduce harm for folks
instead of being forced to read a post in order to determine if they want to interact with its contents or not (which is not a choice), you can know what the post is about and choose whether it's worth engaging that or not
Let’s play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren’t in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.
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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.