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fwiw: I can also be found at - I'm a lot chattier there.

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fwiw: I can also be found at - I'm a lot chattier there.

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Right. I think I run the risk of being too harsh re: the ongoing stuff. Will take a small step back for now. Still plan to try to be involved as I'm able, but I don't want to say anything harmful or uncharitable.

I have an uneasy feeling that I've said/done something wrong in the midst of this stuff. If I have, I sincerely apologize β€” I'm not on top of my game, and woke up feeling ill anyways. I probably should be keeping my distance.

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People get impatient when little of note is achieved after months and months of endless debate and the most basic decisions can't be taken due to lack of executive and effective decisionmaking. People really need to step up and do some self-education before complaining that their peers are indignant.
You don't get to demand niceness from anyone if you don't care that the environment is nice for everyone. Especially if you belong in a superprivileged group.
Can't shake this one off.

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remember while your out there doing good deeds to check back in and do things which are good and nourishing for your heart. otherwise it gets harder and harder to keep going

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Relating to the discussion I kicked off last night... do Mastodon instances have the ability to change their appearance and "branding" as it were from the default? I know this one and the other one I'm on ( pretty much use the "default."

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I will say, I've *really* been enjoying my time here, and have also really appreciated the resources I've discovered and the things I've learned since joining. ❀

(I reposted this cos I spotted a typo, and decided to merge two posts.)

I'm sorry for not posting very much here. I typically post on my main (, and planned to post about more "serious" stuff here... but haven't really had the spoons for it.

I did plan to rant a bit about AccuWeather issuing tornado warnings that are being treated with the same seriousness as NWS-issued warnings, despite having less science. But decided against it.

Thank you all for the wonderful replies! I'm really grateful. ❀

Something on my mind lately: I've been interested in the cooperative movement for quite a long time, but I'm not really able to take part as such.

I have chronic health problems, I'm not able to work at the moment β€” it's hard to really get involved in offline causes. This community is as close as I can get.

What *else* could someone like me do to get properly involved in the movement? I feel like little more than a slacktivist at best.

Hello! I just joined . I'm really excited to be here - I have a really strong affinity for co-operatives and the values they embody.

Unfortunately, being chronically sick and out of work means that involvement in the co-operative movement is difficult for me.

Which is why I was very happy to discover this community. I'm excited to take part, and very grateful to be able to join! Also, I have a chattier general purpose account here: is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here