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Normalize paying your instance admins and mods. This place is not free. Hosting isn't free, time isn't free, and good instances are a lot of work.

If you're financially able to, start getting used to the idea that you need to pay for good communities.

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We're only at 35 users, and some of those are stunned bots, so we're not exactly stressing the infrastructure yet.

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Opening registration up again in case Tumblr folks are looking for somewhere to land.

Mspsocial.net ... aka the :gayduck: (gayduck) from a strange local game called 🦆 🦆 :grayduck: via meme transformation welcomes you to :trebuchet: terfs and :trebuchet: nazis

@stelepami it seems that is not the Mr. Green you are looking for most likely. but an intersting try at it by that person for sure.

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@britvulcan
Don't forget we have (Muppet) @CharlesDickens tooting on our instance, if we're trying to put our best foot forward.

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@leon the drama with .social is threefold: (disclaimer: other people can explain this better)

1. It's the "default", so the masses join it, and they probably aren't the best Public TL to have
(many other instances block m.s for this reason)

2. People have talked at length about Gargron not being financially ethical

3. Decentralization is of massive importance to the fediverse, for numerous reasons, but especially to limit the impact when Something Goes Wrong

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Do gif captions work on our instance now? Was that part of the update??

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Before the internet was widely available, virtually ALL of "online" was volunteer run (BBSes).

Commerce is not necessary for online community, and as far as I can tell it has only ever been a detriment.

Fair warning mspsocial.net is apparently also OLD cause we are currently missing the mid 90s and remotes that worked.

-:gayduck:

So, I have m.s muted (cause firehose speed on a slow day in verse view makes me feel icky) how's it looking out there?

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I think this mostly just means that our CoC and fundraising rules are done in legalese? @densetsu

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MSP Social.net

A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.

We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive and Neighbors for More Neighbors. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.

Recurring contributors: @hfrazey, @brennen@mastodon.social, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, and anonymous.

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