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If you're a GNOME Foundation member, we need six more people to register an objection to this proposed change to the Board of Directors in order to have it put to an actual vote: discourse.gnome.org/t/consulta

You do have to be an existing GF member, but it's important. This is a resolution where the Board wants to modify itself, with the members not having a vote.

Without meeting the signature threshold, the board will just adopt a change to the rules governing itself. That's bad process. Period.

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"Tell me," the emperor said, "how I will die."
The courtiers held their breath but the oracle answered calmly.
"You will die while attempting to avoid a prophecy."
The emperor thought about this.
"Very well, so be it. I accept my fate."
#MicroFiction #SmallStories

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solidarity toot for all other instance admins and mods this week

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If you're new here

A lot of people won't accept a follow request, or might (soft-)block you if your profile doesn't have an avatar/header/bio/any posts at all

This isn't personal

It's just a learned response that is protective against spammy follow-bots

If you give us something to go on, you may find that people get much friendlier! :)

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Since there’s a lot of new people trying out Mastodon, something to be cautious about: your DMs can be read by admins of your instance and the instance of the recipient, and when your toots cross an instance boundary, it’s possible for your private toots to get boosted. Some of the privacy guards in place on platforms you’ve used before don’t work the same here.

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Wondering how to find other people on the Fediverse that share your interests?

Check out #Trunk! It has lists of Mastodon users who have self-identified as being interested in or someone who posts about everything from Audio Engineering, to Librarians, to Fountain Pens, to Plaints, to Sailing, and more!

I'm on the Described Media list for example, to express that I'm a user that describes the content of my posts, such as through alt text. The list helps me find others who describe their media, and helps others find me!

It also gives me an idea of instances I might want to move to if I want to find the company of where those on the lists are posting from.

Start exploring or join some lists here:
(English) communitywiki.org/trunk
(Spanish) trunkesp.chilemasto.casa/

Hah, of course glammr.us - I even had it in my birbsite post!

*shakes head at self*

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Library frenz with the current birbsite drama there's a need for a list of library-related instances.

So digipres.club, code4lib.social, ausglam.space, social.coop, scholar.social - what else comes to mind?

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Ok so how many people on here are librarians or libtech who are sighing, breathing, and explaining what the heck federation means? WE'VE BEEN TRAINING OUR WHOLE LIVES FOR THIS MOMENT.

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Righto, here’s my fedi-tips:

- it’s slower here, less addictive than corp social media. This is a good thing, try and enjoy it.
- you see what you follow. No ads, no obscure reshuffling, no manipulating your emotions. Enjoy that too.
- please consider using CWs. Could it hurt, shock, upset, harm?
- please describe your pictures if you can
- give benefit of the doubt: text easily misleads
- shared something negative? Maybe follow with positive action.
- fash, queerphobes, bigots: fuck off 💚

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"Hybrid remote" is a scam and anyone pushing it has an endgame where you are back in the office full-time. The real way forward is for companies to adopt real remote-first async-first communication protocols.

Look who I found nibbling the buds of the branches I absconded from our neighbour's recently felled tree... one week late for Easter!

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I may be looking for part-time #employment leads the next few months.

If you're part of a FOSS project / org that is in need of some writing (documentation or otherwise) that's the clearest fit.

The complicating factor is I'm a full-time UK PhD student at present, which has conditions (biggest being a hard limit on hours allowed), which is why it's hard to wrangle. So that's why I'm putting out feelers well in advance.

But get in touch! Even if "now" proves tricky, there's also The Future!

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Draft workload out. I'm to be responsible for "Accessibility (academic aspects)".

I've asked what aspects of accessibility at a library do *not* impact academic success, because I truly do not understand.

Found the switch in Masto to disable the display of replies. It was fine for most of y'all, but while I love Cory Doctorow, his mega-threads were dominating my timeline. Now I have a much better overview of what you're all saying.

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code4lib.social is a GLAM-themed Mastodon Instance.