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OK, so a thread on how to use the moderation features of Mastodon:

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📢 Calling all Sunbeams! 📢

If you have a federating account on and you've been here a month or more, this is relevant to you.

We, the co-operative, have just passed a proposal (2019-07-22) to allow our Mastodon users to join the co-op free of charge. Previously, we required a small monthly donation before allowing participation.

This means you may now create an account on if you wish, so as to be able to join in with discussions, have your say in how the co-op operates, and contribute to deciding what we do and what services we provide. You may do all of this without donating any money, if you so choose.

It would be great to see some fresh faces, as more recently we've become stretched a little thin and discussions on Loomio are fairly infrequent. There are also plenty of small tasks that a newcomer could take on if they feel able to support the co-op.

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PSA: Stores are starting to ban the sale of 'non-essential' items like plants, seeds, and clothes. It's rolling out at random based on local rules.

Some things you may need in the future that could be deemed non-essential:

- Furnace filters
- Light bulbs
- Seeds
- Potting Soil
- Wood
- Oil, etc. for your car.
- Clothes
- Shoes
- Socks (never enough socks)
- Fabric
- Yarn
- Thread
- Other crafting materials.

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Covid-19, U.S. News 

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@solarpunkactionweek turning into action MONTH thanks to my school and work going all online. Yesterday I filled up this bottle tower planter with spinach so I can eat greens all summer. I got seedlings from the local hardware store, but if you start some yourself it's a great way to grow a lot of veggies in a small space and reduce water loss too. Details in the captions!

Have y'all donated to emsenn yet for eir as yet unpaid labour for SBC?

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the more I think about the idea of free money, the more I want the free money

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I have a question which requires an qualified expert answer. If you are not a lawyer or judge who currently works with cases around Section 8 Housing, do not reply!


Many communities are organizing rent strikes.

Should those in Section 8 participate?

(Again, do not answer if you are not qualified: just boost it!)

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There is a massive #livecoding livestream event kicking off on the 19th, and running until the 22nd. Three days of non-stop algorithmic music, lots of friends are participating, add it to your calendar.

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the news would still be useful if they were all this person

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The next time a boss tells you they deserve the big bucks cause they make the decisions and take all the risks, remember this week.

Everyone I know, white- and blue-collar, is having to help their managers coordinate filling gaps in hours, production. The managers, the bosses, the CEOs, they are not only /not/ making these decisions, they are /incapable/ of it, and always have been: the CEO of a national chain simply /cannot/ make that many decisions in an hour: no one can.

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I'm thinking of making little needle felting kits for anyone in my town whose stuck at home cause they're self isolating, chronically ill or any other reason.
But I need help deciding what to make the kits for. Hedgehogs, ladybugs, mice, gnomes or pumpkins?

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(-) anti-work, covid-19 

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covid 19, general suggestion 

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:sunbeam: admin 

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Uhm, where did I, or anyone on my mod team claim to the 'oppressed?'

And prioritizing the safety of Black folks is racist now?

LOL, remember what I said about people making shit up about PV to STAY MAD at us because we don't center the sensibilities of white folks and their tokens?

Ha, everybody wants to be a progressive until it comes to the agency of Black folks.

Then they go Rush Limbaugh in a heart beat.

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