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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.

A great conversation starter IMO. The conversation can be โ€œdid you know that Mr. Mister used to be called Pages and they put out three of the smoothest records in rock music historyโ€

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Once again I have received a blu-ray from inter-library loan that is a different ISBN than the item I requested. These provocations will not stand. Action must be taken. (I sent the circ desk an email)

Garg, on local-only posting: โ€œI think it introduces very real centralization dynamics into the softwareโ€

Small server admins: โ€œI think it introduces very real centralization dynamics into the software! A+โ€

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Garg really doesn't want instances like mine to exist that's ๐Ÿ†’ and really has me feeling optimistic about the long term prospects of continuing to maintain this community.

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food 

we got an exquisite Brandywine tomato in our CSA box this week, so im eating the best fried-egg sandwich of the year

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every phone has 5G if you shake it fast enough

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late 70s pop trash you say??? and it's got duck dunn, steve cropper, and jeff porcaro?

feed the trash directly to me please

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daycares and preschools just put your tuition on your website challenge

I have just noticed the typeface also changed for the worse. So weird

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I guess โ€œdigital remasteringโ€ involves uhhhh introducing a misspelling into the album title that was not there before

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Put kiddo in a warm bath to try to knock out some of the leftover congestion from the crud she's had for the past couple of days.

Pulled her out and she started going "UH-UH-UH-UH... OOOH WAH-WAH-WAH-WAH"

so I guess she really was down with the sickness

Giving this night mow 3 stars. Grass still wet halfway down. Had to clean out the bagger 3x. But itโ€™s done!

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๐ŸŽถold beach!
I know just what youโ€™re thinking
the beach that speeds up aging
the actorโ€™s named rupert๐ŸŽถ

Gonna sneak in a after babyโ€™s down

๐ŸŽถOld beach
I saw you aging the cast
With Gael Garcia Bernal
And the phantom thread girllll๐ŸŽถ

The sweater pose in the latest slash onlime is going to earn @ponfarr a dads.cool account

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