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Welcome to all our new writers! 👋 Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 😊

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Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.

But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.

The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.

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Hi writing.exchange, I'm Apple! I'm a writer trying to reach out to fellow writers, and am new to Mastodon. Anyone wanna show me the ropes of this instance?

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Added a new tool for reading Medium articles in peace:

makemediumreadable.com/read

You can also grab the article as Markdown -- maybe even publish to !

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"Some of what's truly good for us is bad for them. So let's not rely on them to tell us when we finally have privacy, or digital wellbeing, or whatever will comfort the masses today. We know what real privacy feels like, even online. All we have to do is acknowledge what we've lost and take the smallest of steps to reclaim it."

write.as/matt/iprivacy

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Write.as Cyber Monday sale 

And of course this ignores implementations like @darius's Hometown (github.com/hometown-fork/homet) that display Articles in their entirety, making the post + comment perhaps a little less needed. But I still think it'd be nice to have.

(I think it's more noticeable with Articles because Mastodon only shows a title and the link. Which is oddly terse in social media land.)

One way to enable this while reducing abuse might be to let the publishing Actor (i.e. the post author) specify other Actors that can boost and add a comment. So e.g. @ matt @ write.as could allow: @ matt @ writing.exchange, and I could get the effect I'm after.

One time I really wish Mastodon had quote-tooting is when I'm sharing ActivityPub Articles (i.e. blog posts).

Would be awesome to natively boost a post with a little personal comment added, especially to aid in a fediverse conversation around the post. Otherwise you get what we have right now: every post is "Shared without comment."

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Hey Mastodon and Writing Exchange. Thanks for having me.

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A recent idea I had: what if WF federated Notes instead of Articles in certain situations? I just tweaked this instance so that if there's no newline in a post, it'll come out as a Note. Otherwise it'll be an Article, like normal. Thoughts? Reply to @matt@writing.exchange.

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hello everybody
this is the noblogo.org account, an italian instance.
We'll share the most important article from the website here.

Still getting caught up on November.

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@dansup Hey, are you active at all on the Pixelfed section of SocialHub (socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/)? I wanted to continue the conversation about Article support in PixelFed in a public place like that, if that's alright.

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Every week, we put out a new to help get your thoughts going. This week:

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

You can submit a response over on Submit.as:
submit.as/cues/afraid

And we'll publish accepted responses on our Write.as @cues blog!

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