Hello, Campers!

A couple announcements:

I've re-implemented the condensed notifications CSS after finding an updated version fixing an issue that was introduced in Mastodon v2.8. You can find the code here for details: github.com/psydwannabe/mastodo Let me know if you have any issues with it!

Also, we are now running Mastodon v3.01! This comes with some fun quality of life updates. You can see the details here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/10/

Keep being awesome, folks! :camp_counselor:

Happy Sunday my lovely campers! ⛺ 💚

I've noticed that the CSS code that shortens and minimizes some notifications in the Notifications feed seems to no longer be working as expected. As such, I'll be disabling the custom CSS for now until I can find a fix.

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! :camp_counselor:

Hello, Campers!

Just a heads up that your friendly @CampCounselor is going to be away for a week or so starting today. This shouldn't affect everyday operations, but may mean I'll be slower to answer questions, deal with reports, and other things.

I'll be back soon! Have lots of fun in my absence. :camp_counselor:

Hello Comics Campers! ⛺ 💚

I wanted to give you all the heads up that ComicsCamp.Club will be returning to Invite Only sometime in the near future. This means people will no longer be able to "request registration" from our Instance Homepage; they will require an invite from a current ComicsCamp.Club member in order to register an account here.

This is so we can let our community grow organically through word of mouth. Don't be afraid to invite your friends!

Happy Wednesday, Campers!

Today I took the initiative to preemptively block the two Gab domains I know about (.com and .ai) before they switch their software over to Mastodon in July.

Hopefully this means we won't see a lick of them when they enter the :fediverse: Fediverse.

I'll continue to block all future Gab domains as I become aware of them.

Take care!

All right, the poll is over, and we had zero votes against it, so I went ahead and added the condensed notifications CSS for our instance. You might have to refresh your web client to see the changes.

I'll check back in with y'all in about a week to see how we all feel about the change! :da_w00t:

Good evening, Campers!

The awesome @mawr from plush.city posted some custom CSS with which we can minimize the size of toots in our notification windows on a per-instance basis. To see what that looks like check out this toot here: plush.city/@mawr/1021358073505

So my question is: Do you want me to try it out here at ComicsCamp.Club? We can trial it for a week or so and see how we all feel afterwards. :camp_counselor:

Hello my lovely Comics Campers! ⛺ 💚

Your friendly admin (@Rheall) is leaving for the :alaska_robotics: Mini-con and tommorrow, and as such will not be available for almost a week.

I know you will look after each other while I'm gone! I'm looking forward to the Alaskan mountains, but also getting back to y'all and this fantastic community we've made.

Keep being awesome! :camp_counselor:

Happy Friday, campers! :camp_counselor:

If you're wondering what the influx of new users is all about, I set our instance to the new "request registration" mode. This means people can request an account here without needing an invite from a current user.

If you see any of these new users around, say hi! Show them a good Camp . ☺️ And if anything looks spammy or not cool, do use the report function, and I'll see what I can do.

Keep being awesome, campers! ⛺ 💚

Happy Friday my lovely Campers! :camp_counselor:

You may have noticed some changes lately… that's because yesterday @mastohost updated our instance to v2.8.0!

There are some exciting changes in this version including:
— Polls
— Featured hashtags on your profile
— A new landing page for our instance
— New options for managing followers
— And more!

More on the changes here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/

Keep being awesome, campers! :heart_sp_pride:

New instance block 

New instance block 

In my endless quest to increase transparency and get everything squared away, I have updated our about/more page with a list of domain blocks for our instance:

comicscamp.club/about/more#blo

I'm always on the lookout for ways to make our community safer. These instance blocks are an attempt to do just that.

If you have a block you'd like to recommend, or one you'd like to contest, please get in touch!

Keep being awesome, campers! ⛺

Happy Monday, campers! :camp_counselor:

I spent some time today updating both our About/More and /Terms pages. I added a table of contents to help make them more navigable, and also added a Privacy Policy (adapted from Mastodon.social's) to our terms page.

If you haven't yet, take some time to familiarize yourself:

Community Code of Conduct and Moderation Policy: comicscamp.club/about/more

Privacy Policy: comicscamp.club/terms

Keep being awesome, campers! ⛺

Happy Friday, Campers!

I'm here to ask for your help: I'd like to come up with a hashtag people can use to tag their comics-themed shop talk. Script writing, thumbnails, story help, page critiques, asking for resources… if all these things were united under a common hashtag that we all used it would go a long way to connecting various comics and narrative art creators with each other.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good hashtag to use?

Happy Sunday, Campers!

A quick reminder that we are open for custom emoji submissions! If there's a custom emoji you'd like to see available here, let me know, and I'll do my best to make it happen.

Likewise, if you want to make your own, here are the deets:

— Must be less than 50 KB
— PNG file
— Can be animated!
— Any height/width, though the closer to square they are the larger they'll appear and the more readable they'll be

DM me to chat about it! ⛺ 💚

Happy Friday, campers!

I've been spending some time today making some changes to our Code of Conduct. I've changed the original CoC to be titled "Moderation Policy", and added a new section below it called "Community Code of Conduct" which seeks to give examples of how to conduct yourself in the community to foster a safe and supportive environment.

You can read the updated CoC here: comicscamp.club/about/more

Let me know if you have any comments/suggestions! ⛺ 💚

Blocked a couple more instances in the last couple of days to try and keep this community safe from hate and bigotry.

I'm always open to feedback regarding instance blocks, by the way! So many new instances are created all the time, and I only really hear about new ones to block second-hand. I wish there was an easier way!

I also follow @blockchain, but it hasn't been updated in a while. :\

Anyway, I'm doing my best! Let me know if you have any feedback/opinions!

ComicsCamp.Club

A friendly home in the Fediverse for creators and lovers of comics and narrative art of all sorts.