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@Danielle @darius friend camp does seem happy - I truly enjoy following/interacting with some of y'all. πŸ˜€

@darius Which reminds me, I've been meaning to read your tight-knit social network thing, I should do that now!

@darius I love this side-note, I think it really highlights one of the strengths of this form of social media

In any real world social group, a stern talking-to is one of the strongest tools available, and it's because of that tight-knit, no strangers aspect, we can't afford to lose the respect of our peers

@darius I noticed a small parallel with your local/neighbourhood/public idea
In EVE Online, players join corporations (guilds), but those guilds can band together as alliances (essentially a guild of guilds) and then informally alliances form coalitions (not directly recognised by the game systems, but uses the "standings" markers)

@darius This means you can be in a small group with just a couple close friends, but that group is a part of a larger alliance or coalition that is a part of the big space politics, meaning you can move between these different social scales easily

@darius has anyone else told you they have problems accessing runyourown.social? i've tried with two browsers at my office and it always times out

@CGSaw it's hosted from my personal server which is blocked by lots of corporate networks, I'm guessing because Bots

@darius Gotcha! That makes sense given I work at a university that really wants to be a corporation

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The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp) * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!