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!

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!

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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 💦

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VocaLounge now has over 200 users!

Let's keep that community growing ☕

We love seeing more of your art, music, and fanfiction -- thank you for making this place great!

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.)

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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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/

@liaizon NO idea how that happened...thanks for the heads up, should be fixed now!

We of course will continue to provide VocaLounge for free, but we'd appreciate it if you helped support us:

LiberaPay (recurring donation): liberapay.com/lystrialle
ko-fi (one-time): ko-fi.com/lystrialle

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VocaLounge

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