As an addendum; if you see any new accounts pop up in the local timeline, be sure to say hi and give them a warm welcome! :louis_toots_too:

To new folks: check out the hashtag for some good info. For a more in-depth intro to Mastodon, read this fantastic essay:

Also, make a post under the tag with a bit about yourself so we can get to know you. :make_like_edmonia:

We're so happy to have you! Happy art-ing! :bob_ross:

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A few small notes on CWs and images marked sensitive:

1) Make sure when you CW/mark sensitive, you also describe *why* you're CWing it. People need to know what's under the cut/image blur so they can make an informed decision about viewing it.

2) When deciding whether to mark something as sensitive, try to think: If I viewed this image at work would I get in trouble? Even if your explicitly sexy/lewd artwork has the naughty bits censored, it's still kind to CW/mark it as sensitive.

I'm for bed, my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

But first, one little thing:

While we love seeing your art, don't forget, we're interested in YOU, too!

If you feel up to it, we'd be happy to hear your thoughts, happenings, and everyday ramblings. Connecting and communicating with each other is the best part of :mastodon:.

Remember: you're ✨more✨ than just your art! :da_cuddle:

(Though your art is pretty great, too! 😉 )

Good night, and keep being awesome, y'all! :bowie_stardust:

Two more :

Ever make a post, then notice immediately that there's a typo in it, or you forgot to CW something, or or or…? That's what the "Delete & Redraft" function is for!

Click on the menu link in the toot (it looks like an elipses: "…") and select "Delete & Redraft" to edit it in the toot compose box. This deletes the toot so you'll lose any favs/boosts, but if you act quick enough it's an easy way to fix mistakes!

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If anyone else has any good that I've missed, feel free to post about them using that hashtag, and/or respond to this thread. I'll boost them for our new users! :louis_toots_too:

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I'm going to start a thread of quick for new users. Apologies for any hiccoughs, these toots aren't planned, so they may seem a little haphazard. :da_sweat:

First of all: Welcome to Mastodon! If you're coming from Twitter you'll find some things very similar. Mastodon is a microblogging platform for sharing thoughts, photos, music, video, etc.

Posts on Mastodon are affectionately called "toots". You can laugh, it's OK. We found it funny too when we first joined. :dali_persistance:

Hello my lovely :mastoart:•ARTists!

When you post your art, photos, animated .gifs, or any other images, try to take some time to fill in the image description! You can find it when you mouse over the image thumbnail.

Giving your images short descriptions goes a long way to making our community more accessible to folks who use screen readers. You don't have to be super verbose, just get the idea across. Give it a shot!


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