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For The New G-Plus Refugees Coming To Pluspora Let’s Do The Aspects Again :


Things are fading out over on G-Plus. I've been checking back daily and watching as folks pack up, say farewells and lock up the hold place. I've also been here on Pluspora for months now. If you know me or have heard about this place from me then welcome aboard. There are lots of fellow refugees and good people here.

If you have seen and/or interacted with any of my posts, article links etc here on pluspora then you might want to know that just as on G+ I actually post a LOT more than what you see in my public posts. If we are not sharing with each other and you are not in my aspects, you only see 10% of what I post, discuss and get involved in.

I put a lot of what I write behind Aspects, which for me act as private posts. These let me avoid flooding the stream and let folks see posts on specific subjects that they are interested in.

Warning, I am verbose, opinionated and eclectic in my interests.

It also means that I can keep things mostly troll, spam and neo-nazi free. AND that if you see replies/comments from someone in my aspected posts you know that they are also interested in that subject and might be a neat person for you to share with as well on that subject. And probably a generally decent person to know.

Building up private aspect sharing this way allows an emulation of some of the controls that many of us were used to on g+ and other platforms.

So, here’s my List of aspects. If you are sharing with me, and not a troll, Anti-LGBT, or rampant neo-nazi/alt-right/fascist kind of person you might want to considering connecting up this way (reply if you are interested in specific aspects). My aspects lists are also a way to find others on pluspora or the diaspora who are not fundamentally rude, crude, blatantly evil or purposely mean. I don't get along with those types and won't share with them when they are encountered. I am also actively trying to connect up folks with connected interests to develop their own aspect collections with private sharing to shut out those sort sort folks.

One small thing… if all you post is in a non-english language in your own posts then please don’t share with me. I am monolingual for the most part and find that generally translations don’t work here on diaspora.

#Artists (visual, audio, and sometimes performance; includes photography)
#biography (that is biographic pieces on other people, and interviews, not my biography)
#Cambridge (That would be Cambridge Massachusetts USA)
#Current Events (includes politics, world events, news)
#Fiction Books (I read things that are not in SF/Fantasy)
#film and tv (may include spoilers, criticism, reviews, theory etc.)
#Food (cooking, eating out, recipes, etc.)
#Gamers (tabletop, rpgs, role-playing, computer, online, design projects, tools & techniques)
#history (includes archaeology etc)
#Humor (comedians, funny life things, memes)
#Life (Pretty much about my personal life; I’m very careful as to who can read these as I do one daily)
#Pagan (neo-pagan etc. Things not in mainstream religion, including mythology)
#science (includes space, medicine, environment, physics etc.)
#SF and Fantasy (books and other fantastic literature media)
#Technology (includes computers, software, the internet, AI, robots, etc.)
#webcomics (not just the funny ones)
#writers (Includes How to, format, plotting, characterization, world building, criticism/reviews, spoilers)
#Zibaldone (language, culture, mathematics, strange things, philosophy)

There are days where I will only read/post based on my aspects, to avoid the stream firehose, so being in my aspects is more likely to get my involvement in things that you post…

Resharing links of articles from elsewhere on the web that I have posted about is fine, if you want to do so in your circles or even in public. Do not do this with my own commentary or discussions of them, or anything I have marked with the hashtag #myownwork please, marked that way consider them to be under copyright protection at this time as works in progress.

Note that Videos on Youtube that I link to in my posts can be accessed long after the posts by going to the appropriate Aspect Play List on my channel:

My YouTube Aspect Play Lists

[Edit Note : Updated 02/20/2019)
No problem at all!
Finally decided to add you back, even though I'm still not reading regularly again yet, and I still can't figure out whether I actually know you in some way or if you're just an interesting stranger.

I see nothing to object to in any of these categories. I have a wide range of interests that fluctuate madly, so I take personal responsibility for scrolling past what I'm not immediately interested in.
I am probably a stranger to you, unless we bumped into each other on G+, Dreamwidth or (once upon a time a long time ago, LJ and Themestream) or if you attended Vericon or Arisia Conventions back at the turn of the century (I was an Arisia Panelist for about 5 years on gaming stuff; and ran the ConSuite/Green room at Vericon for 3 years). I'm pretty much a Northeastern US centered person, and been a resident of Cambridge MA for 21 years).

My Wife used to be in/around the SCA, and I attended a few SCA related events in the greater Boston Area.
OK, so most likely G+ friend-of-a-friend, then. Until G+, I restricted my online friends to people I actually knew in real life (as opposed to simply met once or twice).