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Instituted a domain suspension for due to harassment of multiple users by a Nazi originating from there, and for obvious reasons given their reputation for being haven for advocates of racist violence, etc.

cc: @CaitlinWaddick @tealturtle

In an effort to better understand our community and strengthen ties, volunteers on the community working group are currently running a member survey. They are using a "snowballing"-type networking approach in which members reach out to other members. Please help by doing the survey and helping spread the word.

If you have strong objections to the survey, feel free to share them.

I hope we will all take the "good enough to try" approach.

@emi is taking the helm from @alanz for moderation this week.

Please feel free to buzz with any issues, concerns, suggestions, jokes or ideas for new emojis!

Hey there folks (and hello again fediverse). I've been on recently but I'm excited to see what's happening here. Hoping to find and share resources on in general, but I'm particularly interested in tech co-ops, small-scale farm/garden co-ops and the role that co-ops play in social, economic and environmental justice causes. I'll probably also toot a bit about and maybe

Call for Community Working Group Ops Team Candidates 

The vote passed to re-authorize the Community Working Group Operations Team, and the next step is to recruit new team members! Of the 5 seats, one is definitely open, and two other members are willing to stay on, but also game to step aside if there is sufficient interest.

If you're a co-op member and want to throw your hat in the ring to help with modding, etc., please respond to this poll: stats for the week!

1221 users
126 active users
1523 interactions this week

We also have a new member! Welcome @ssvette :)

Community WG Vote re: Operations Team 

Following today's monthly Community Working Group Operations Team, there is now a proposal live to extend renew its mandate for another six month term, with some modifications.

If you're a co-op member, you may vote on the proposal here:

If it passes, at least one of the 5 seats on the team will be vacated by an existing member, so we'll be looking for folks to put their hats in the ring!

@emi admin baton from @alanz for the week.

Looking forwad to reading more great toots and reading what everyone is up to!

Passing the on-call mod baton from @LeoSammallahti to @alanz for the coming week.

Stats for the past week
- Active users : 147
- New members : 0
- Interactions : 1970

Also, added the :birdsite: custom emojo this week to the list... :)

Passing the on-call mod baton for the coming week from @mattcropp to @LeoSammallahti.

As of 11:26am EDT today, for the past week are:
- Active Users: 148
- New Members: 2
- Interactions: 1729

Co-op Investment Oppty 

If you're in the US, the Community Loan Fund is aiming to raise $12MM in new social investment capital by June 30 to help finance their largest mobile home park conversion to date (more than 1k units of affordable housing). Our is currently voting on investing a few $k, and details on investment terms are here for those interested: Monday stats:

It's only Monday and on we have 106 active users with 313 toots! federation announcement instance has been silenced. This means that posts from that instance will only show on timelines of those users who are following the instance.

Passing the on-call admin baton from @mattcropp to @LeoSammallahti this week.

Also going to try to start a pattern of adding a new custom emojo each week during shift-change. This week's is :blobaww:; feel free to add suggestions for future additions in responses to this toot. :TwinPines: reopening 

The Community Working Group has approved re-opening the instance to new member applications, so the Ops team will be working on getting the process up and running this week. We're starting with a test "soft opening" inviting some folks who have reached out over the last few months asking to be notified when we re-open.

If that goes well and the process flow feels clear, we'll start accepting applications more broadly.

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