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
Today was a pretty tough day for the #VulpineClub admins. Two accounts got banned, and both cases were remarkably difficult situations. We also did a media silence on an instance, and a full suspend on another.
Ordinarily, I'd be expected to say something like "I've got the finest co-admins in the Fediverse" or some shit like that, but I don't. They're both just plain ol' normal folks, and there are thousands of others like them, with jobs and traumas and feelings, and a deeply-rooted desire to make this a better place.
So, here's to the real MVPs: all the admins and mods doing their part to keep the Fediverse together. Thanks, fediversians.
#VulpineClub meta: We have suspended the instance at greenlifeplus.net due to followbot/data harvesting activity.
#VulpineClub meta: added the emoji
#VulpineClub 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!)
#VulpineClub 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.
Added eleven new Creative Commons emojis, courtesy of @Curator :
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=