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Approximately how often do you check the federated timeline?

I must be pretty serious about this project I've been tinkering with, because I spent the evening calculating probabilities, which normally I loathe.

FYI: Under the American Rescue Plan, if you're an American who received or is approved to receive unemployment compensation for any week beginning in 2021, you may qualify for lower cost health insurance plans as low as $0. Could be a literal life-saver for someone having an especially hard year. hhs.gov/about/news/2021/06/29/

There are a few details I'd tweak — a smaller "show more" button, no white space a the start of new messages —but on the whole I'm happy with the way it works. And I've tried a half dozen or so clients.

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Putting TTRPG talk behind a CW feels like a misuse of the CW format, so I'm gonna stop doing that. If you don't care to see me talk about GMing Dungeon World (or other RPGs), you can mute "@lrhodes ". I'll try to be conscientious about using the hashtag.

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ttrpg, Dungeon World 

Think I'll tear down the wiki and just use the ol' Pandoc script method to batch convert markdown files into a minimal site with relative links to connect a bunch of glossary entries. Feels less like feature overkill.

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ttrpg, Dungeon World 

Set up a wiki for my weekly game, thinking that would make it easier to keep track things like locations, recurring characters and special items, but I'm also thinking that maintaining it may require more effort than I want to add to my weekly prep.

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Holy Moly, the way gath.io seamlessly creates a new mastodon account for your event that all your invitees can follow is extremely cool. @darius , believe you had a hand in this? I am using it for the first time and very impressed so far

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Trying out metatext as my Mastodon client…

If you or someone you know is a voter is the state of Georgia, make sure they're not on the list of names set to be purged from voter rolls this year: fairfight.com/voter-purge/

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it’s normal to have 2+ dozen notebooks in varying stages of use right

I can also kinda see the vague outlines of some ways a vouched-for system could be abused (e.g. retaliation, collective responsibility), but I think a lot of that falls under the heading of @darius's "only join instances you trust" rule.

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It could also function as the rudiments of a trust system. The next time Rodrick asks that you invite one of their pals, you can take a quick glance at which users they've vouched for in the past. Are they all a bunch of malefactors? Okay, so maybe we don't rubber stamp Rodrick's invite requests anymore.

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Why would you want that?

Say that Ogbar does something that requires moderation. A glance at his account would tell you who requested their invite. So rather than jumping straight to a ban or some other heavy-handed measure, you can go to the person who vouched for them for some mediation.

Done right, it could serve as a kind of buddy system for on-boarding and on-going community-building.

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A Thing That Would Be Neat to have on Mastodon is a "vouched for" system.

Suppose you have an invite-only instance, and an active member DMs you and says, "Hey, can my pal Ogbar get an invite?" When you generate the invite, you tick a "Vouched?" box, which activates a text field/drop down. From that, you select the active member's account name, and when Ogbar uses the invite link, it links the new account to the account of the person who requested that you add Ogbar.

ttrpg, Dungeon World 

After finishing up our previous campaign, my players have elected to stick with DW, at least through vacation season, trying out some short supplements.

For our first follow-up, I'm prepping Jeremy Strandberg's "Brightrock Barrow," from Perilous Deeps: drivethrurpg.com/m/product/169

Why that one in particular? Because it's very elf-centric, and the player who gets crowded out of character development the most plays an elf ranger, so I want to throw some opportunities his way.

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