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To learn more about Mastodon and how it works, check out this guide by @Lystrialle: docs.google.com/document/d/179

For help in using site functions, check out the Mastodon documentation: docs.joinmastodon.org/

And for tips on how to use Mastodon to its fullest potential, connect with other people, and get your work out there, check out this guide by @MystSaphyr: docs.google.com/document/d/1kv

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Keeping this site running costs money, so if you like what we have to offer, consider helping us out:

LiberaPay: liberapay.com/lystrialle
ko-fi: ko-fi.com/lystrialle

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Not sure what to tag? Here are some recommendations!

☕ Introducing yourself:
☕ Showing off your vocalsynth collection:
☕ Art: (optionally more specific , , etc.)
☕ Music work: / ( , , etc.)
☕ Cosplay: (etc.)
☕ Recommendations: (etc.)

Also, tags like , , , and help get your work outside VocaLounge!

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This has come up a few times, so a reminder: reposting artwork/videos, or linking to unauthorized reposts, is against our instance rules!
We understand that this is a habit for a lot of people, but let's do our best to respect the rights of creators so important to our community.

Instead, link the original source and support the creator directly!
Need help finding the original link?
VocaDB can help you find vocalsynth videos: vocadb.net/
And SauceNAO for art: saucenao.com/

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If you're planning on making a vocalsynth video and need some art for your character, did you know you can use art from Piapro for your videos, as long as you credit?
piapro.jp/

The same applies to art in the UTAU and CeVIO 支援中 Pixiv tags!
pixiv.net/en/tags/UTAU支援中
pixiv.net/en/tags/CeVIO支援中

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Please also note that you can also invite friends to the server with an invite link, which you can generate in your account settings!

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That said, although we would like prospective new users to understand that they should probably expect to be interacting with a vocalsynth-based community, we are of course always open to people posting unrelated content at any time, and for anyone to join as long as they're interested in hanging out with us! It's simply meant as a little nudge to reinforce the server community's theme, and we by no means want this to feel like a completely closed circle, or that everything has to stay on-topic.

Hello, everyone!

After some concerns among the mod team that the server's public listing on joinmastodon.org may too often lead to an influx of users unaware of the themed nature of the server, we've decided to make a short captcha of sorts for new user registration, which should hopefully mitigate the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Esto quiere decir que no podríamos daros servicio de la misma cercanía que lo haríamos con nuestra comunidad anglosajona y lo que ofrecemos no se acerque a lo que generalmente se busca. Muchas gracias por vuestra comprensión.

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Hola,
Nos hemos dado cuenta de una afluencia de nuevos usuarios que parecen venir de la lista de servidores recomendados de joinmastodon.org . Todo y que estamos felices de acoger a todo el mundo, hay que tener en cuenta que esto es una comunidad centrada en Vocaloid y nuestro equipo moderador solo puede hablar en Inglés.

您好,
我们注意到有许多新人加入,似乎来自joinmastodon.org推荐名单。我们很高兴欢迎您,但请注意,这是一个以VOCALOID(V家)为重点的社区。我们的版主只能说英语,所以我们可能无法适当像我们的英语社区地帮助您;就是说我们提供的可能并不最适合您要寻找的内容。感谢您的理解。

This means that we unfortunately may not be able to service you well in the same way we can our English-speaking community, and that what we are offering may be a poor fit for what you're looking for. Thank you for understanding.

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Hello,
We have noticed a new influx of new users that seem to have come in through the joinmastodon.org recommendations list. While we are happy to accommodate anyone, please note that this is a primarily Vocaloid-centric community, and our moderation team is only able to speak English.

The Low-Effort Miku Zine was compiled with the help of @UntramenTaro and @luxiongmaoxue -- thank you so much!

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Are you ready? Because...

The Low-Effort Miku Zine is now here!

Thank you to all participants and thank you for being patient! Please enjoy the zine and feel free to print out your own delightfully low-effort copy.

We hope to make more fun community projects in the future!

drive.google.com/open?id=18zNN

The Low-Effort Miku zine should be out for release by the end of March. Thank you for your patience!

Thank you for your Low-Effort Miku submissions!
We will be spending the rest of the month compiling them with minimal amount necessary.

Look forward to the finished version, and potentially more fun activities in the future! ✨

Basically, beyond being VL hosted, the reason we're asking for these to be posted within VL is mainly that Mastodon search on local feed is *very* accurate and thus we can get all of the submissions very easily without severe risk of losing one. (Low effort!)

People on other instances are free to join in as well! That said, because we can't *guarantee* we will actually see you from here you may have to contact us to let us know you want your submission in the zine 😅

We're hosting our first community project:
✨The Low-Effort Miku Zine✨

We're collecting low-effort Miku drawings to make the sloppiest, lowest-effort, most undignified, publishing-unworthy Miku zine in existence.

docs.google.com/document/d/1p-

Submit a low-effort Miku by February 16!

You can add alt-text for any image you upload -- very good for the visually impaired, or simply those who have slow Internet connection!

On Mastodon, it's considered good etiquette to do this for any image you upload.

Need help with getting into the habit? @alt_text can help!

Our rules have been updated! ☕
vocalounge.cafe/about/more

We've primarily expanded some sections to have more precise detail and be easier to understand. Since they have gotten quite long, we hope you aren't intimidated; please be sure to ask a staff member if you have any questions!

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VocaLounge

A Mastodon instance specializing in Vocaloid, UTAU, and anything relevant to vocalsynth culture.