Hey everyone, I've had a few people ask and I'm not having problems with the moderation work-load, but thanks for checking!
You're generally very easy on me as a mod
The bigger reason why I closed sign-ups here is that building community just isn't something that can be done at scale
It takes relationship-building, getting to know people, connecting with them, vulnerability, consistency and investment in each other
And no it won't be the same as academic Twitter
Have you seen Twitter?
All that to say,
If you want to get to know some cool kids on Scholar, welcome, pull up a seat, the coffee machine is in the kitchenette over there
But if you want to maximize user engagement with your brand, I'll kinda be actively putting up roadblocks to that kind of behaviour here and you'll eventually get frustrated and leave
Generalist Hometown instance with a strong focus on community standards. No TERF, no SWERF, no Nazi, no Centrist.