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IMPORTANT!!

Make sure you keep “undetermined” language selected in your settings, but also select English, or Español in order to see ALL the content posted here.

If you’re having trouble, remember to hold down the “ctrl” key when you click on each entry. (We’re working on making it easier)

Rules

Currently NSFW Content is not allowed, anyone found posting that content will be permanently banned.

Outside of that, you are free to make communities, post pictures of sunsets, gripe about neighbors and anything else that you’d want to do on a social site.

Please be respectful to one another and follow the same rules that you would be subject to in /r/Tucson while we make a formal community agreement and site terms of service.

How to Find and Subscribe to Communities:

There are four ways to find communities through Lemmy:

  1. To browse communities that others in tucson.social are already subscribed to, tap the “Communities” tab at the top of the page and choose the “All” scope. Tapping on a community name will open it through your instance.

  2. To browse communities across all instances, visit https://lemmyverse.net/communities . Tapping on the community’s name will open it, but probably not through tucson.social (in which case the page will say that you are not logged in). Instead, follow these steps:

    a. Copy the community’s URL or remote name. You can use the copy button next to the community name, you can open the community outside tucson.social and copy the URL from your address bar, or you can open the community outside your instance and copy the remote name (which will look like [email protected]) from the sidebar.

    b. In your instance, tap on the “🔍 Search” button in the upper toolbar.

    c. Make sure that you have chosen “All” for each of the four filters: “Type”, “Scope”, “Community”, and “Creator”.

    d. Paste the community’s URL or remote name into the search field and tap “Search”.

    e. One of the results should be the community shown as an icon, a name, and a subscriber count. If you do not see it, or it is buried too deep in the search results, try changing “Scope” to “Local”. If that does not work, you may need to wait a bit and try again.

    f. Tap on the community in the search results to open it in tucson.social.

  3. If you want an experience similar to Reddit’s r/all, visit https://lemmy.directory/home/data_type/Post/listing_type/All/sort/Hot/page/1, which aggregates from these communities as described here. As in Option 2, you can copy and search for a community’s URL to open it in tucson.social and subscribe to it.

  4. If you don’t see a community by browsing, subscribe to https://lemmy.ml/c/findacommunity and make a post about what you’re looking for.

Once a community is open in tucson.social, subscribe to it by tapping on the “Subscribe” button at the top of the sidebar. It will then appear in the “Subscribed” section of your “Communities” tab, and its posts will show on your home feeds.

Can’t find a community you’re looking for? If your instance allows it, you can create the community yourself by tapping “Create Community” in the upper toolbar.

How to create a new community

Click “Create Community” above and fill out the form!

When creating a community, you will be made moderator of that community.

All Communities at tucson.social must:

  1. Be locally focused
  2. Be legal
  3. Not have NSFW Content (for now)
  4. Not engage in hate speech, harassment, or other bad behavior.

One More Thing.

Think of lemmy as a new frontier, there are going to be some weird things that happen, when they do feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll do my best to look into your issue and follow up. Try to be understanding in these early phases and keep us in your bookmarks while we try to grow something from nothing!

  • unfrail
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    Just moved to Tucson and the fediverse. Hyped to be both places, thanks for setting this up.

    Being new to the fediverse, creating communities is like creating subreddits?

    If so are there any best practices to prevent having a technology here and say at beehaw? Is there an expectation that communities here at tucson.social should remain somewhat geographically relevant. both these questions answered in OP.

    Final edit and question: Where are the best street-tacos in Tucson?

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      Welcome! And while I do prefer that this instance stay somewhat geographically relevant I would certainly welcome a tech community here. I hadn’t really created one for now since so many other instances have active enough communities - at least for my use.

      I can see a Tucson specific technology community being a great place for local hackathons, employment, and even new business creation!

      As for best Street Tacos, I hear Red’s is pretty great, but I’m a sucker for Taqueria El Cheke’s macho taco - I just wish they didn’t move to South West Tucson.

      I still have more street vendors to try though! There’s almost too many good places for any one person to go to all of them.

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        I can see a Tucson specific technology community being a great place for local hackathons, employment, and even new business creation!

        That makes sense. There is/was a makerspace around here if I recall. I could see something like this working. I need to see if they’re open still, last time I went looking the road was in pieces for construction…

        Appreciate the taco recommendations. I will venture out and give them a go!

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    3 months ago

    I just thought I should say hi. Thanks for the server! East Tucson represent!

  • Marc
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    10 months ago

    Thanks for setting up the server! I’m trying to find a better way read aggregate news for the Tucson area and found tucson.social. I look forward to being a part of the community.