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Well hey, I just got here. In an effort to break the ice with total strangers (will this even show up on the local feed?)... I have an offering. I have limited artistic ability, but I managed to tie-dye some material earlier this year.

I will make you a face mask out of it. And finally learn to sew.

Just tell me a story that fits in a toot. Any story. You don't have to be my fediverse friend. But that would be niccccce too. I'll ship it to you.

It's not the best tie dye. But it might make decent masks. I think I can make 4.

(I intend this to be for social.coop members, but if it gets out that's probably fine. Also maybe no one will see it!)

@bogdan Even better, it shows up completely federated to other instances. ;)

The patterns look nice! Don't need a face mask, but it's a nice idea!

@trinsec look at that! Newbie question, but how can you tell what comprises an instance's "known fediverse" (or whatever it's called). Does the federated timeline work by degree of connection to instance members? Happy to read a good resource on the subject

@bogdan That's a good question, and not something I'm an expert on. But I gave it a search and found this:
medium.com/@jimpjorps/a-non-co
That is actually a nice explanation that answers your question I think. Especially if you scroll down to the Federation heading.

You can also check your instance's About page, a fair amount of the instances have listed which other instance(s) they've blocked or muted. Handy to know if you already have friends you want to follow and want to make sure that the attempt is not getting blocked. But considering you're a newbie, that likely isn't an issue. :)

Hope this information helped. Happy tootin'!

@trinsec thanks, that was helpful! Confused about this though:

"If a user on instance B now follows a person on instance C, C joins the federation with A and B. Every instance already in the federation becomes aware of new instances that form a connection with it."

Does that mean instances federate to the second degree of connection? It's ok if we don't know – I'll do some reasearch sometime and report back.

@bogdan welcome! I also don't need a face mask, but enjoy sharing.

At the summer camp where I remember making tie-dye shirts (maybe I was ten?), that activity was in the dining hall, and I remember there was a large hanging spring scale with a five gallon bucket that each table would scrape our plates into at the end of the meal, competing to have the least waste.

The first dial-up ISP I worked at, all of our company shirts were tie-dye with the logo, too.

@loppear haha love that. Would it lead to overstuffing in an effort to eat all you put on your plate? Did people get really good at judging their portions? 🌈

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