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New version of Yann's Customized World Explorer page.

Prettier and cleaner, larger images, responsive design for all kinds of devices. Each Stamp links to a full info page.

LIVE here : yann2.neocities.org/World-Expl

Release post & complete info :

reddit.com/r/SLOWLYapp/comment

RT @Yann244026126@twitter.com

I just posted "Yann's customized 'World Explorer' has LIVE links to SLOWLY WIKI Location pages for each stamp !" on Reddit

reddit.com/r/SLOWLYapp/comment

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Yann244026126/stat

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## For the nice 'Mute' features, I am thankful.

Too many short, cryptic one liners? *I add a new entry to my profile's settings*. **Bliss**.

Enjoy your day and the freedom of expression we have here. *This is not IM or Twitter; we can do better...*

**800** characters toot size limit, soon to be **16384** as promised by our gentle admins. Look forward to it.

is for too.

## MarkDown format is available here.

And it's *simple, easy to learn and use*. Try it.

Use this , which is where I learned :

* [for English version](mardownturorial.com/en)
* [for French version](mardownturorial.com/fr)
* [for Spanish version](mardownturorial.com/es)

Screenshot shows the formatting commands used in this last paragraph.

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## Mastodon and Fediverse Welcome to New Members

And some Guides, as there's much to learn, enjoy here. I love the LifeHacker guide mentioned below, it is wonderful - reread it not long ago, highly recommend it.

*Mastodon is not all that* this new space has to offer -- *it's only one of the platforms here*.

There are others, and it's quite an interesting place. Read the manuals, find your route, enjoy diff places - like when we travel, *our instances here are like the local Cafés I so enjoy visiting abroad*.

## Guides Recommendations :

* New to Mastodon, [here's **LifeHacker** guide]( lifehacker.com/a-beginner-s-gu)

* Another [new users guide, here](write.tedomum.net/rgx/suggesti)

* Official JoinMastodon.org ["What is Mastodon ?"](youtu.be/IPSbNdBmWKE) short video

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## Getting Good Penpals, a Slowly Users Guide
.
This has been posted and recognized as a valuable resource at Reddit for maybe almost two months now.

After sitting in my Blog editor for almost 30 days, I decided to publish it -- in Two pages, with a final Part 3 coming soon dealing with the loaded question of "**Adding friends via Slowly IDs**".

- See ["**Getting Good Penpals, a Slowly Users Guide - Part 1**" here](wordsmith.social/friends-near-). This introductory part has background info, and continues on part 2.

- See ["**Getting Good Penpals - 2. Three Ways to Go" for part 2**](wordsmith.social/friends-near-).

Hope you enjoy reading this, a more detailed, illustrated and carefully written version of [my *original Reddit forum post*](reddit.com/r/SLOWLYapp/comment).

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are de rigueur, so...

Hello friends and thank you for offering the service. Koyu Space seems a nice instance, and I have chosen it for my new account.

This one, which will be focused on my love and interest in Writing, Reading, and corresponding with interesting people from all over the world.

are wonderful, and I am happy to have been using the app to find interesting, intelligent and sensitive people all over the World to correspond with.

I am starting a new personal Blog, to post some of my own letters to friends, stripped of any personal information to protect their privacy.

And I am also active in the Reddit sub for the Slowly app community, where there's a lot of good information and like minded people. 😃

Hope to chat with anyone interested.

16 New stamps arriving in April...

See their images and our tentative release dates on our Reddit topic :

reddit.com/r/SLOWLYapp/comment

Plus some flag re-issues as well.

New stamp spotted !

'Earth Hour' commemorative stamp is a Global, FREE issue. Now available in New Zealand, and soon in other countries as they reach midnight local time.

Until March 26 only!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Ho

A nice new Banner promoting my favourite access method.

The Web Client is really so much more productive, a real keyboard, a large screen, and let those words flow.

Favourite of 9 out of 10 Long Letter Writers and readers I bet. (an unscientific guess, admittedly)

And also has the Australian National Flag available once again.

Until tomorrow, Jan 26, FREE for the locals and visitors Down Under.

See other National Days for flag releases ? full year calendar here :

docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

RT @bookcatbliss@twitter.com

Happy Australicats Day!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/bookcatbliss/statu

NEW stamp spotted...

Gorgeous new 'Skiing' stamp arrived, available in Austria - possibly other Northern countries. FREE for the locals, until Jan 25 only (Will be on Time Machine later)

We expect to see it in other countries as well - please comment if you see it!

"The Subversive Genius of Extremely Slow Email"

Pony messenger, a new service with some great ideas, some which I would love to see in our own - allowing Rich Text formatting, in line images, bold and italics...

My report :
wordsmith.social/friends-near-

6 NEW stamps arriving soon...

They appeared on the database this morning, two are Premium and already in the Global stamp store. These others are Region exclusive and arrive soon.

Free for the locals in their regions.

reddit.com/r/SLOWLYapp/comment

RT @Yann244026126@twitter.com

I just posted "NEW - A second batch of stamps has appeared this morning on the Slowly API. 6 new stamps, some already in the Store." on Reddit

reddit.com/r/SLOWLYapp/comment

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Yann244026126/stat

New Christmas 2021 Premium issues

20 new country specific stamps, all the images and a description of what's on each stamp. Plus, a Recipe to prepare it. 😋

Enjoy. Bon Appetit...

wordsmith.social/friends-near-

Just made a Custom Stamp image at the Canada Post 'Picture Perfect' site. ideas

A lot of fun, you could buy a sheet of stamps, printed and mailed to you. I prefer to screenshot, save the images, there's no cost, just a fun time. Hanukkats ?

picturepostage.ca/en/

Absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

RT @_ko_mon@twitter.com

Bonkers The Cat Takes A Nap
by Buddy McCue
"I sketched my cat Bonkers sleeping this morning with a white charcoal pencil on black paper. He held still for about 10 minutes before he had to sit up suddenly and wash a certain patch of fur on his back"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/_ko_mon/status/146

For me, this beautiful photo has two passions in one image.

and , yummm....

RT @phycoinsc@twitter.com

Finally some *good news* about mom! 💝 She went to da Dr and she didn't break her finger but has a sever sprain!💝 Taking Prednisone for 5 days and has to ice it! 💝 Yippie! 💝 Thanks everyone! 💝💝💝💝💝

🐦🔗: twitter.com/phycoinsc/status/1

users, keep an eye out for a special discount offer.

For "Selected members only" - seen on mobile in one region. Not showing for me in mobile or Web Client at this time.

Get 50% more coins - buy 100 coins and get 150 for that same price. Not bad.

has a 'MORE ->' in the Single Stamps, to indicate extra items. While the Stamp Sets get only an Arrow '->' without the MORE word.

There's NO arrow in 'Canada Exclusives', which has 3 items (same as Russia), only 2 show in the default view.

People will miss stamps...

Yann2 boosted

I flatter myself that I am pretty secure online. I've written a series of global bestsellers about information security, I've worked for EFF for nearly 20 years, I've given keynotes at some of the world's largest infosec conferences. And yet, I have been hacked. It wasn't even very sophisticated!

1/

A stamp collector friend just mentioned two new Czechia stamps just issued.

This one is so pretty and appealing. 🙂 Lovely.

I mentioned my appreciation of Robert Crumb's wonderful girls in his cartoons, which this stamp reminded me a bit.

Great design, well done.

New feature suggestion – Postcards?

Postcards would allow for brief messages, without annoying recipient (expecting long letter, possibly). This would be faster than composing full letter, done in short order when inspiration came. @slowlyapp@twitter.com

wordsmith.social/friends-near-

New feature suggestion – Postcards?

Postcards would allow for brief messages, without annoying recipient (expecting long letter, possibly). This would be faster than composing full letter, done in short order when inspiration came. @slowlyapp@twitter.com

wordsmith.social/friends-near-

Reduce screen clutter on Web Client

Reducing on screen clutter with a set of Filters with uBlock Origin is the main idea.

You could hide Slowly Stories, or World Explorer, or both. Also - Web Fonts could be blocked.

Details on Blog:

wordsmith.social/friends-near-

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