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Reading a lot of random facts about animals gives you more material to use when making up fantasy people and creatures.

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Okay hear me out

Digital Accents: identifiable patterns in written communication online that are separated into dialects.

Is this a thing???

Like consider how radically differently people use written communication based on age, computer literacy, and general cultural influences online. The use or no use of emoji. The use of interspersed gifs or clip art. Even the one versus two spaces after a period tribes could be a part of it.

If this is a thing what is it called I need studies!!

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Unreal Editor. Seems a thing in games development.
When it could just be my cool new job title.

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Is there any interest in an official Pixelfed hosting service?

Pay as low as $5/month for your own instance with an export feature to easily migrate your data to your own server down the road if you choose.

This could help fund development and our other initiatives like fediverse.info!

#pixelfed #fediverse #selfHost #askFedi

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Those of you who have come here from corporate social media (recently or in the past) and stayed, which of the following were behind your reasons to stay here?

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I think Christmas ought to be in May when the chestnut candles are a-plenty

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Here’s a little joyscrolling practice: end the day browsing #florespondence and reading all the alt text. Thanks to everyone putting such poetry into it—it’s a total delight reading gardeners explaining what flowers look like.

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LB: If you’re used to Twitter, reporting users probably feels like a futile last resort but on fedi, moderation is done by human beings. You don’t need an iron-clad case - reporting rudeness, bad behaviour, or a sketchy vibe can alert mods to potential trouble even if they don’t take immediate action. And remember to check the “forward anonymously to the remote instance” button too

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Imagine what kind of a better place #Instagram could be if its feed would be curated by your followings only instead of some fancy algorithms. A totally different community with no incentives to play stupid games for more likes and reach. If we only had… Oh, hello #Pixelfed, nice to meet you! <3

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Hey I did it, I made a worlde clone, but for guessing languages!

lingule.xyz/

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if you see something, say something

i am of course referring to ufos

"To markdown or not to markdown?“ An interesting text on, well, text. And note-taking.
Anyone remember WordPerfect? baldurbjarnason.com/2022/why-p

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Came across the expression "come visit and ring with your elbow" on A Way With Words, a show about and how we use it. It means when you come round, don't come empty handed!

"Share your linguistic heirlooms with us"
waywordradio.org/
traffic.megaphone.fm/WAYW47063

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I love this:

'I’m tired of fictional linguists who know all the things about all the languages, give me more linguists who are like “hmm, looks like Proto-Alpha-Centaurian, probably from the 28th century, which I don’t know anything about really, but I did meet this linguist who works on it back when I was a grad student and we get coffee every year at the galactic conference and you know I disagree with their entire theoretical approach but their data is very solid and they’re very supportive of their students, here’s their contact info, you can tell ‘em I sent ya.” '
allthingslinguistic.com/post/682539673510428672

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Just read this on another social platform and I like it :blobcatgiggle:

"Mastodon doesn't have a quote function at all. The argument is that people should talk with each other and not about each other."

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Fun thing about surges of people coming over from 'the bad sites' is seeing them gradually replace their FB/Insta/Birbsite links in their profile with better links :D

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For people with visual impairments: what's the best way to write alt text for an image that contains a ton of information?

Specifically, I'm doing accessibility for D&D book that includes a dungeon map. The spatial relationships between rooms are vital information, but the alt text I wrote for this map is like 5 pages long, and I feel like that's too long to be helpful?

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Rereading Anne Lamott's classic on , "Bird by bird". For me it's one of the books where you want to highlight every other paragraph.

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