Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.
One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.
Infinity war spoilers Show more
Problems. (Gamora, crap denoument, etc.) aside, Infinity War is an amazing accomplishment in storytelling aka Brand Integration. The Russo Bros' "Strange Alchemy" as they called it really worked for me.
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. 💚
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My call list today:
1) Renew CHIP funding
2) Oppose the GOP budget
3) Repeal & Replace the 2nd Amendment with Australian-style regulations.
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
Author, Podcaster, Publishing Consultant. GENRENAUTS, GEEKOMANCY, etc. Co-host @skiffyandfanty & @speculatesf. 🌹 Opinions are mine. He/him michaelrunderwood.com
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.