meta: Now that we have @vulpineclub as The Face of the Admins, I’ll be making any further announcements from there and probably won’t keep checking this account.

(My personal account remains @mxsparks.)

Hey ,

This is my last message as an admin of vulpine.club.

It began as a weekend project, something cool to play with, to fill up time between jobs.

Then others showed up. And we became friends. And we became a community.

We built a decidedly queer space, atop radical acceptance and boundaries and consent and respect and love.

What started as a novelty became a safe space, a judgement-free place for self-exploration, for myself and for so many others.

This was the first community where I was Rey, 100% of the time. This was the first community where I've felt *normal* for being into the things I'm into, for loving folks like I do, for being _me_.

But at some point, it began to feel like v.c was usurping my identity. Being "Rey, the Vulpine Club admin" became awkward and uncomfortable. This isn't who I *am*... I am so much more.

I've also struggled with the conflict between having responsibility for the safety of this community, and being in personal intimate relationships with a substantial part of it.

So, I figure it's time to turn in my badge and pun, and leave things in the paws of the best admins, mods, and friends I could leave y'all with: Sariya and Clara.

I love you all. You are such beautiful and amazing critters. Thank you for being here with me <3

P.S. I'll still be around, you betcha

A big public "thank you" to both @mxsparks_afterlight and @rey for being inspirational teammates for vulpine.club moderation; i don't know how i'd keep doing this without them. <3

meta: We have suspended the instance at greenlifeplus.net due to followbot/data harvesting activity.

meta: We now reject media from humblr.social, an instance that appears dedicated to the wholesale posting of un-CW’d NSFW images from Tumblr.

cc: @rey @mxsparks @tastymochafox

meta: added the :yubikey:​ emoji

ccccccwkyuewxanlvgdmpbmwszzmzfixyhsuwbelghvz

meta // breakage

Hi friends! We're having some CORS issues with the newly installed CDN; this is the root cause of any browser timeline breakage today! We should have it fixed in a jiffy. Thanks for being nice and understanding 💖💖💖🦊

October 14th is #CakeForTransFriendsDay!

In two days' time, we honour our trans friends (and/or ourselves) with cake, because being trans can be tough and the world is pretty transphobic but we deserve to be celebrated.

(Cis folks, this is aimed at you especially!)

meta: suspended toot.love since its code of conduct (“No moderation. Toot. Love. Drugs and rock and roll. No safe space. Offending content inside. Intel inside, too. All topics. All languages. You can say whatever you want, no one cares. Server located in France. Admin is a koala. Blah blah blah are you still reading? I have to go to bed now.”) is incompatible with ours.

... Also, the admin has “Pill: red” in their profile, which, nope.

cc: @rey @tastymochafox

meta // suspended freespeech.firedragonstudios.com

vulpine.club no longer federates with freespeech.firedragonstudios.com due to multiple posts by an instance admin that violate our Code of Conduct. Also, it's a freeze peach haven, as indicated in the domain name.

cc: @rey @tastymochafox

meta / media block:

vulpine.club now rejects media from pawoo.net, due to content that violates our terms of service (underage erotic art). The instance is not silenced or suspended.

cc: @rey @tastymochafox

Admin transparency note:

Suspended the instance at weeaboo.space, operated by the same person as masto.quad.moe (which we had previously suspended) with the same apparent moderation philosophy.

cc: @mxsparks @rey @tastymochafox

Admin transparency note:

Silenced the instance at mastodon.macsnet.cz due to rawrs from the instance admin that violated our CoC.

cc: @mxsparks @rey @tastymochafox

Admin transparency note: vulpine.club/about/more now specifically lists ableism among the Officially Bannable ways to be a jerk.

cc: @mxsparks @rey @tastymochafox

Added eleven new Creative Commons emojis, courtesy of @Curator :

:cc_cc:​ cc_cc
:cc_by:​ cc_by
:cc_sa:​ cc_sa
:cc_nd:​ cc_nd
:cc_nc_us:​ cc_nc_us
:cc_nc_eu:​ cc_nc_eu
:cc_nc_jp:​ cc_nc_jp
:cc_pd:​ cc_pd
:cc_zero:​ cc_zero
:cc_remix:​ cc_remix
:cc_share:​ cc_share

*** Important Admin Note ***
Added two new custom emojos:
:estradiol_1mg:​ : estradiol_1mg :
:estradiol_2mg:​ : estradiol_2mg :
Enjoy.

This is mx. sparks, speaking for :estradiol_2mg:​oskone.

Admin transparency note: deleted one local toot (un-CW'd NSFW).

Suspended the instance at masto.quad.moe for having too many racists/channers/general boors, apparently including the admin (who was previously banned from m.s for this sort of nonsense)

cc: @rey @mxsparks @quad

Suspended the instance at 2.distsn.org for running a "Mastodon User Matching" bot that scrapes user data: github.com/distsn/vinayaka

cc: @rey @hakabahitoyo

Hi all! I'm @mxsparks and soon I'll start co- vulpine.club with @rey.

:
- baby enby
- electrical engiqueer (VLSI type)
-- i.e. programmer with a soldering iron
- devoted cat-parent
- non-traditional grad student
-- related: brand new Austinite
- recovering submariner
- almost definitely neuro-something
- lapsed runner
- definitely exactly one human being
-- NOT just three cats in a trenchcoat

The Vulpine Club

The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=