today i've got somethin special for yall

a mastodon instance for folks who love to cook!!!

it's now offically open for signups (by approval) - please put any existing account you consider your "main" in the signup notes to help me approve!!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO OTHER ADMINS: this instance will be posting un CW'd food, please feel free to silence the instance if you don't want that on your fedi timeline!!!

love y'all!!

a note about the "non-CW'd food thing"

this was something i thought a lot about and made the decision based on the fact that CW'ing every food post on a food-based instance would be extremely detrimental to the user experience there

again, to other admins, feel free to silence the instance to avoid that content showing up on your instance's federated timeline!

everyone else: you can mute instances on your own! when viewing a user (for instance, me @mdszy) , you can mute the entire instance yourself

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@hazel the official position of the admin of the instance (me) is that pineapple on pizza is good, so yes

@hazel questionable

(in all seriousness: if it's meant to be gross, CW with cursed food)

@mdszy can i post chapstick on pizza

(this isn't serious, this is a bit, and the only thing i know how to cook is mac and cheese out of a box)

@mdszy @mdszy I think it's a totally reasonable approach and I hope you don't get too much pushback

@mdszy @mdszy made the same decision, interestingly. I dunno if I’m 100% on board - it still makes the federated timeline less safe for people with eating disorders or other food issues - but I guess I can follow the reasoning.

@ghost_bird again, this is why i'm recommending that admins who have any issue with that to feel free to Silence the instance. I announced this decision a few weeks ago when I was planning on creating the instance and it got a fair bit of attention, so I feel I've done my due dilligence here.

@mdszy @mdszy (Though on the other hand, I’ve never seen any of the porn instances make that argument about nsfw content, say.)

@ghost_bird I would certainly hope that you can see that there's a significant difference between porn and food.

@mdszy Culturally? Sure. In terms of consideration for vulnerable people? I’m still thinking. I follow people on already, but some conversations I’ve had recently is making me think about CWs and community norms, I guess.

@ghost_bird again, like I said, I announced this well in advance and the announcement got a fair bit of attention, I'm literally advising admins silence my instance if they have a problem with it. Users are also free to silence instances on their own as well.

If there were a better solution, I'd use it. For instance, if I was able to somehow make local posts show up un-cw'd but when they federate out, they automatically get a CW applied.

For now, this is going to have to work.

@mdszy @ghost_bird

NIce idea indeed !
Technically it should be possible, shouldn't it ?

@mdszy @ghost_bird
@Thib ça te paraît une bonne idée ?
À implémenter sur glitch-soc ou sur Master ?

@LienRag @mdszy @ghost_bird this should be easy enough to do, i'll add that in glitch-soc

@mdszy this is exciting! if you'd like to federate with other food themed instances I recommend joining the relay

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