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merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

i agree with the guideline of minimizing personal promotion posts on the timeline. simultaneously, we all have to live—and we have differing platforms for enabling that.

maybe we could have a community document, listing the existing patreons/crowdfunding things for each denizen of the town? a kind of act of community financial solidarity, or at least a small step in that direction.

any thoughts?

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merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

i started a smol PR with one way of approaching this :)
github.com/cblgh/The-Town/pull
@neauoire @somnius

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

and if anyone wants to be added, but doesn't know how to use github // have an account—just ping me with the link and i'll add it!

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh my suggestion would be to require use of a mastodon content warning and/or specific hashtag i.e ; then its opt-in to view it and easily filtered.

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh i think the idea of a directory would be good!

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh I love that idea!

Also, Merveilles is not adverse to self promotion, like, if you wanna share your Patreon or Kofi or watever, you should.

The guideline is is to protect against repeated promotion of products, since in the past we had a few instances where someone's account was solely devoted as selling prints, which was not in the spirit of the place at all.

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@neauoire @cblgh I could not imagine someone coming here to sell stuff, that's wild.

Patreons and stuff shouldn't be a problem. Never has been in the past at least.

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@neauoire @cblgh I really dig that idea too!

I know that I put print / Patreon links below my art posts on the birdsite, but keep them off here because I know that if y'all were interested, you'd go to my profile.

That said, it's nice to know I can sometimes draw attention to my Patreon without it being a problem! 😂😬

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh maybe have a random spotlight at a community decided interval to help promote people.

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh This idea is perfect, actually! If we had a list of the Patreons or other funding sources for people, it would be real easy to help redirect some Merveilles funds to those folks too. That is, if people here are alright with using Merveilles funds like that :3

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@somnius @neauoire nice! so it seems like it would be an idea welcomed by the community, i'll put something together this weekend unless someone wants to beat me to it (bit busy until then :)

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh @somnius @neauoire do you mean this for just promotion of financial things (Patreon, gofundme) or public events too (“I’m giving a talk Saturday, here’s the info and link”)

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@exquisitecorp for patreon-style things. public events makes a lot of sense to just post on the timeline, i don't think anyone would mind at all :)

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh You made the PR to your own repo, could you make the PR to the Town repo on Merveilles org?

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@neauoire looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@neauoire too many things happening this morning istg

merveilles meta, community financial solidarity 

@cblgh lots of good ideas in the responses already, and i'm into this "you can support me here" list!

that said i don't mind at all if people post about projects (paid or not) they've recently finished and i'd prefer resolving individual overkill promo cases over new hard rules.

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