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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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This is new & exciting. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of positive tooters 😁
I've been an indie author - - for 6 years & learn something every day. Admittedly, I forget loads of stuff too 🤪

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Hey #Writing people, what tags do you use to post about your writing, your process, your published works?

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Hi! I'm JuJu, local sheep and writer!

I'm known more on Ao3 and tumblr, but I finally made the choice to move here as well. I've written for Hellsing, Pixar's Coco, and PLVSAA (Layton vs. Ace Attorney), as well as others.

You can find my fan works at Ao3 (Just look for the sheep!) archiveofourown.org/users/Juba

Fedibots, astroturfing 

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Fediverse admins,

Please block "freefedifollowers.ga", they are spamming massive numbers of fake followers (I've just had 2000 fake followers for example).

#Fediverse #Spam

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Some good ActivityPub Conf 2019 news: we got exactly the right number of submissions (all excellent!) to be able to fit all of them in and still do an unconference on Sunday. I'm extremely excited about this lineup!

We'll be making the actual schedule publicly available next week.

There are only a few slots left to register as an attendee btw! If you'd like to come, don't delay! dustycloud.org/blog/activitypu

@cj Hey CJ! Hope all is well.

We're looking to build a new AP application from scratch (details here: phabricator.write.as/T671) and wanted to do it on the latest go-fed version.

I was curious what the status of `apcore` is -- I know it says under construction, but is it possible to build on yet? Or should we stick with the `activity` pkg?

Know anyone who would like to join ? While public registrations need admin approval, anyone here can invite someone by generating a special invite link from this page:

writing.exchange/invites

We're keeping our 1,000-user limit, but we just freed up about 50 spots after clearing out old, unused accounts. So feel free to invite anyone you think would like it here!

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Fediverse Conf - Feneas forum

talk.feneas.org/t/fediverse-co

Would you like to see a #Fediverse #conference happen in #Barcelone in 2020? Come in and throw in some ideas!

Maybe there could be a new activity type that informs a list follower that there's a new account to automatically follow. But that would depend on changes to AP platforms that do the reading / following.

Ideally, whatever the solution is, it would work with existing platforms.

Is anyone in the working on some way to follow a dynamic list of accounts? Thinking kind of like lists on Mastodon, except they're publicly shareable / followable.

Maybe I could create an actor that follows the accounts in the list and automatically boosts / `Announce`s each post?

But it'd be nice to let a list follower follow accounts individually, so they could *start* following people automatically, but could manually unfollow any they didn't want.

Back in the tropics.
Moving away from this place.
Yet,
comforting.
this stifling, hot, thick air.

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

Inactive Writing Exchange accounts 

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Yo, frens. What do you want in a Moderator Companion App?

What do you want to be able to do?

Bare minimum?

Bonus features?

#Tusky

One sucky part of using a ThinkPad while browsing Mastodon is that when my finger slips off the mouse nub, a random toot gets boosted.

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