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:mower: dads.cool is open to applications! :mower:

dads.cool is an instance for parents (including foster/adoptive) of any gender or sexuality who consider themselves dadsโ€”moms can be dads too.

We run , which gives you the ability to post local-only (only other members of the instance can see your posts) and "exclusive" lists of users that don't show on your home TL.

with version 1.0.4, local posts work with your favorite mastodon apps, too!

dads.cool/about/more

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dads.cool costs $20 a month to host on a Linode with 4GB of RAM and 80GB of storage, and the domain registration is $44 a year. I host, update, and moderate the instance for free. If you can help out: ko-fi.com/spiritfadeout

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a quick guide to local-only posts on dads.cool (updated 5/18/20) 

dads.cool supports local-only posts. These are great for content you think only dads should see.

A post marked as local-only will appear only to dads.cool users.

A followers-only post marked as local-only will appear only to dads.cool users who follow you.

If you uncheck "Allow my posts to reach other instances by default" in Preferences - Other, your posts from any sourceโ€”including appsโ€”will be local by default.

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a quick guide to exclusive lists on dads.cool 

dads.cool supports exclusive lists. If you set a list youโ€™ve made to โ€œexclusive,โ€ posts from members of that list will appear only in that listโ€™s timeline and not in your home feed.

This feature is great for following accounts that only post about one subject, for crossposting accounts, or for pixelfed feeds.

Use the web interface to set a list as Exclusive. You can only add accounts you follow to lists.

The inspiring immigrant story of โ€œmy family was rich and did not want to be not richโ€

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If you own a factory, you donโ€™t have to or get to say youโ€™re doing *anything* because you โ€œwant a better life for your kidsโ€. They will be fine, you are rich.

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us immigration 

@radicalrobit I am sure the wages at the steel wool factory that his dad ran were real generous and the working conditions super nice

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us govt 

Reading the New York Times article about the guy Biden has picked to lead the Department of Homeland Security, an agency that should not exist, draws into sharp relief how fundamentally conservative the โ€œliberal mediaโ€ is. This guyโ€™s passion was denying applications and he worked on the Iraqi translator visa process, which infamously led to translators getting strung along by USCIS and eventually murdered back in Iraq.

lol i searched my archive for the thread. the person said that christmas trees were "ecocidal"

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update: i went to the christmas tree farm and no one was there, i am guessing they thought no one would want to buy a tree in this weather.

look at this big fucking wreath though

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To recap, though, Christmas tree farms are fantastic sources of oxygen, require very little carbon to maintain, preserve native tree species like the balsam fir in northeast North America, and artificial trees are carbon and plastic intensive and most cannot be recycled

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Fondly(?) remembering the account on here that tried to make the โ€œbuying a real Christmas tree is a crime against the environmentโ€ argument with zero evidence

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It is rainy and gross out so naturally I am going to go pick up a Christmas tree today

@evan *wayne Newton danke schoen voice* go Dutch geet

Thereโ€™s a second line version of โ€œEverybody Dance Nowโ€ and there was a British Invasion โ€œcool jerkโ€ cover earlier as well as one of the kinks songs Wes Anderson always uses

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The incidental music in the BBC pottery competition show that is on HBO Max now is far better than it has any right to be

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dads.cool

dads.cool is a Mastodon instance for dads, running the Hometown fork of Mastodon.