He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.
It’s not official, but someone has made a mirror bot for the EFF’s Twitter: https://mastodon.social/web/@eff
Obviously the biggest issue there is that no one can actually contact the EFF by replying to those Mastodon posts, versus they would see your replies on Twitter. A mirror bot is good for keeping up with the information an organization posts, but it definitely isn’t a “presence” of that organization on the Fediverse.
@email@example.com or @firstname.lastname@example.org, can you mod me to this community so I can pin stuff?
This is just my opinion:
A history of quality activity on Lemmy.ml or another instance we federate with, such as amicable discussion, links to reputable web resources, etc.
Frequently online. I’d say at least once a day is ideal, but I also understand that you’re a volunteer, and will reasonably have other things going on where you might be missing for several days or otherwise intermittent at times.
An interest in helping to develop the Lemmy community and ecosystem.
No recent violation of instance rules or Lemmy project code of conduct.
Nice to have but optional:
History of reporting rule breaking content, particularly spam.
Has provided inputs on Lemmy development or the the direction the Lemmy community is going.
Already a moderator of a community, or an admin on another instance (we will use your moderation history to assess your application).
Activity on the Lemmy Matrix rooms (please Link your Matrix).
Activity on the Lemmy project GitHub or other source control site that Lemmy is on, either as a code contributor or making/discussing pull requests (please Link your GitHub/other source control website).
It would also help to specify your time zone and the languages you know.
I got some concerns with the “fake news” part of this post. Let me just clarify what I meant by “blatantly fake news”. Personally, I’ll only remove things that are without a doubt false, and maliciously so, things like “Trump won the 2020 election”, “Climate change isn’t real” or “Vaccines cause autism”. Or, from “news” sites that have been proven to be puppets of organizations like the CIA. Stuff that “might be wrong” is generally left to up/down votes.
Though keep in mind that I’m talking about removing things at the site level with this, moderators of individual communities are generally free to remove stuff the admins don’t have a problem with at their own discretion.
Another point, even saying them in jest is in very bad taste in the majority of cases. I hear arguments that some groups use slurs as part of their slang and “don’t actually mean to insult anyone”, but here’s the thing: those people are usually not the marginalized group that the slur is meant to insult and when someone who the word is meant to insult feel insulted, their feedback is at best ignored and at worst mocked.
I guess a notable exception is black people’s use of the n-word, which is fine, but it’s also a whole can of worms when you consider the fact that other ethnicities like white people also regularly use it “because they can, so why can’t I?”
I keep saying this: the very existence of the slur filter, even though it’s actually trivial to remove or modify, acts like an alt-right/MAGA/bigot/freeze-peach repellent even though it’s trivial to remove or modify. Just look at the types of people on /r/RedditAlternatives who say they’ll never go to Lemmy because of this, and what their priorities on platforms they’re actually interested in are. To me, that’s half the battle.
Bad bad bad bad bad bad bad.