@sunedi There isn't anything set in your account on the admin side. Check your profile settings to make sure you haven't turned on "Always hide media"

Today’s update of the “Official” Mastodon app now includes the local timeline.

However, it is a bit hidden. If you’re using that app, press the magnifying glass icon, then scroll the tabs at the top to the right and click on Community.

Example:

Since we're a photo-based site, this might be very handy for you. If you click the Cog (Settings) above your toot box area (far left column), you can disable the Crop view. This allows you to see the whole image in your feed as a preview.

Good Morning new people!

Since a lot of you have come from Twitter (known colloquially as Birdsite on the fediverse), did you know there is another federated service that acts more like Instragram?

pixelfed.social

If that's your thing, go check it out. You can follow people from there, here, and vice-versa. Just search for them with the fully qualified name, eg:

person@pixelfed.social
differentperson@photog.social

etc.

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Image descriptions help the blind community via screen readers.

Aim for no bigger than 1280px on the long edge. Larger is pointless and just wastes server resources.

Your posts are federated across most of the Mastodon and ActivityPub Fediverse. Sometimes people will report you or you will report others. Those reports will go to the instance owner to action, both your instances admin and the admin or the instance being reported. Actions can be taken on either end.

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Welcome new people!

We're seeing a high number of new signups recently (high for our small instance that is), so I thought a quick intro to some mastodon features and community expectations was in order.

Content Warnings (CW) are heavily used on Mastodon for everything from nudity to eye contact, to food. While it is definitely a personal choice, please try to be aware of the wider community's feelings.

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@matthew_fells AFAIK 1280px on the long edge seems to work ok. Anything bigger is a bit pointless and will likely involve compression.

@Mopsi Copyright is tricky. The terms are usually dictated by the country of the original work, but because of international treaties and the like, those terms are often replicated across international borders (in countries that are signatories to the various treaties governing that). Fair use provisions exist in most copyright acts, so to be 100% sure, you'd need to do a fair bit of research.
This is why most large corporations have a copyright lawyer on staff.

Poll time.

As a photographer, I'm acutely aware of appropriation of work. As such, I'd like a feel for what the community thinks.

Should we enforce a "Post only you OWN work" rule?

Find to Boost other people's work, but not to post under your own account.

Thoughts?

I'm leaving this poll running for a week and will update site rules based on your decision.

We're back.

There was an outage on masto.host, but it seems to be resolved now.

📣 PSA 📣

After many years it's time to hand over the management of photog.social to a more engaged human. I've been busy and not as present as I'd like to be as an instance admin.

As such I've contacted @david about taking over the duties of admin and "ambassador" for this instance.

They have graciously agreed to take over from me and we are in the process of doing the hand off.

I've known David for many years on Fedi and trust they will be a great admin for this instance.

TY and much ❤️

Let's All Welcome @titanoterio to the community 

Welcome @titanoterio!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

Let's All Welcome @mari to the community 

Welcome @mari!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

Let's All Welcome @ci to the community 

Welcome @ci!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

Let's All Welcome @reymous to the community 

Welcome @reymous!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

Let's All Welcome @Jellyfishdisco to the community 

Welcome @Jellyfishdisco!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

Let's All Welcome @oleklamas to the community 

Welcome @oleklamas!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

Let's All Welcome @laurentC to the community 

Welcome @laurentC!

Welcome to photog.social, a growing community of photographers. If you're into photography you've found the right instance. Our benevolent @ambassador is on a mission to create a great space for photographers.

Photographers also use and heavily to surface content across the federverse.

There is also a great intro guide at github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide explaining Mastodon's quirks.

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Social 📸 Photography

A place for your photos and banter. Photog first is our motto


- photog.social doesn't monetize or profit off of your personal information

- Export and leave anytime

- Zero tolerance for harassment or bullying, if you do this your account will be deleted

- All content is ©️ each user and cannot be distributed or used without prior permission by the respective photog.social user

- By using this site you understand that it is not a backup or permanent repository for your information, statuses or media ; additionally, your media was downsized on original upload and is not exportable at this time upon transferring to new instance

- You may support the community by boosting and positively interacting with everyone

- No Loli

- No Bots w/o Approval

- Respect Others



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We appreciate it and 💘 the support!

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