I think https://wyrms.de is ready to take a few users! wyrms.de is a Bookwyrm instance inspired by the planet Anarress from Ursula LeGuin's The Dispossessed.
If you read the description and CoC and think it fits you, feel free to ask for an invite link! I'll do my best to enforce the CoC. Also, I hereby announce that I will make generous use of the deferation feature once it's working in production to keep assholes off and keep the community nice.
#Bookwyrm is a federated reading platform (think Goodreads). It's in an very early state, so expect things to break - but imho it already works nicely and is enjoyable thanks to @tripofmice
The amazing artwork for wyrms.de is a commission from @sajan, thank you so much! 🎨
@Mellifloss Hm, in general I'd say that's perfectly fine, but books are imported from https://openlibrary.org/ and I'm not sure on how broad their definition of a book is. Books can be added manually to wyrms.de too, but it uses the same data structure as open library, not sure if articles fit that and you would likely have to enter each article you are reading manually. If they are published in journals, maybe a journal could be a book, but then, the reading functionality would be a bit weird as it assumes one reads the whole thing. Dunno really, sorry! I You could probably try it if you want?
@tofuwabohu I see, thank you for the response! :D It looks like it wouldn't quite suit the purposes I had in mind, but it looks like a fun platform so I'll keep it in mind for if I start having time to read regular books more often again 😆
If it is possible I would like an invite, I've been looking for goodreads alternative with a *real* community.
@tofuwabohu heyho, I've read the website description and CoC and I'm still not sure how the influence of The Dispossessed is acted out in practice. Is this some kind of LeGuin centered community or SFF-centered, does it use terminology from the book or is there even some kind of roleplay involved?
@Kiki Hi, don't worry about it too much! Originally I used some more terminology in the descriptions (referring to users as Odonians etc), but I didn't want to narrow the instance down too much. I'll keep using the circle of life for stuff and may include some more references here and then, but it's nothing obligatory. Folks can make what they want out of it.
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