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For help in using site functions, check out the Mastodon documentation: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/
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Not sure what to tag? Here are some recommendations!
☕ Introducing yourself: #introductions
☕ Showing off your vocalsynth collection: #vocastock
☕ Art: #vocaart (optionally more specific #vocaloidart, #utauart, etc.)
☕ Music work: #vocaoriginal / #vocacover ( #vocaloidoriginal, #utauoriginal, etc.)
☕ Cosplay: #vocacosplay (etc.)
☕ Recommendations: #vocarecs (etc.)
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: https://vocadb.net/
And SauceNAO for art: https://saucenao.com/
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?
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.
Are you ready? Because...
The Low-Effort Miku Zine is now here! #LowEffortMiku
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!
Today is the LAST DAY to submit for Low-Effort Miku! Be sure to get one in!
The Low-Effort Miku entries are due 🌟TOMORROW🌟!
Be sure to get them in!
Added an FAQ on the doc!
Basically, beyond #LowEffortMiku 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.
Submit a low-effort Miku by February 16!
Our rules have been updated! ☕
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!
Remember that we *are* capable of performing moderation actions on accounts from different instances! If you see something against our rules, you can send us a report regardless of what instance it was from.
We can't necessarily wipe it off their own server, but we can at least curate and moderate what appears on VocaLounge. (And even send a report to the admin of the offending person's own instance, if we believe they should know about it.)
That means that while the team is still getting a feel for the interface and other things, responses to reports may be slower than usual (although we expect not longer than a few hours). Again, definitely urge you to use those block functions in the meantime (and even if you're not sure about whether something is rule-breaking, feel free to report anyway and we'll decide whether it warrants action or not).
Thank you for your patience as we still iron out the early parts of our launch!
Follow-up to this: we've taken care of the spambot issue as far as we can tell, but I've determined that from now on I'm going to be making an effort to properly train our mod team on the interface and give them experience handling reports and other stuff. I've been very closely watching the feeds since it's our first week and immediately taking action to prune things, but it means that I've been pretty much doing their job for them 💦
If you put a link to your website on your profile, and have your website link back to your profile, and put a "rel=me" attribute on your website's link...
...the link on your profile will get a check mark and turn a shiny green!
It's a great way to verify your identity (and you don't even need to be rich and famous to do it)!
(Fun tip: If you set your Mastodon profile as your profile link on Twitter, Twitter will add a "rel=me" attribute by default.)
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A Mastodon instance specializing in Vocaloid, UTAU, and anything relevant to vocalsynth culture.