The resuscitation of tilde.club made it acutely aware to me that the Other
Tildes List ( https://tilde.club/~pfhawkins/othertildes.html ) was sorely
in need of upkeep. I'd been updating it every six-ish months or so as new
tildes opened up, but had gotten lax at pruning down dead ones.
I set off on my quest to clean it up, and lo! I found a whole tranche of
tildes that had never made it to my inbox. These have been added, and dead
ones moved to the Defunct Tildes List (
But where, you ask, was this tranche of undiscovered tildes, waiting to be
The very organization that has adopted tilde club has members that had
foolishly not sent me an email notifying me of their existence. No matter;
they seem to be thriving without my little list.
~benharri then mentioned on IRC his own other tildes list:
So I had yet another tranche to pilfer from.
I'm absolutely blown away by the unique approaches to tilde-ing these other
servers are taking. How awesome is it to live in the timeline where
tilde.black and cosmic.voyage exist?
If you come across (or start!) a fantastic new tilde, do not hide it a
random tranche. Share early! Share often! And share with me!
From the tranches,
Once I had a cat named “Maybe” because we kept saying things like “Maybe we could name him Rex, or maybe we could name him Bruce” and finally just stuck with Maybe.
Have you heard any interesting pet names?
Hey all, I'm ~thewithz. Trying to confirm my address has resulted in an email reply explaining that the confirmation code did not match. As far as I understand it, I just need to reply to the email with the same subject right? Mutt is a little tricky, because they insert a "RE:" by default, but removing that has not lead to any further success. Any advice? Do I even need to confirm the address?
Hi folks. I'm ~dvd, if you hadn't already seen my embarrassing late night
I have the good fortune of working for the Internet Archive, which means I
am a person who has the ability to aggressively crawl the tilde club and
related websites, with these new fangled "updates in the last 24h" CGI
But I believe that the best archiving is done with full consent. This email
list has been a welcome respite to the chore of catching up on my tweets.
The archive I work for was formed in the very early days. Most of us here
are aware of the current failures of that wild west period's philosophy,
but also welcome some kind of revisit. I think of the email lists in
particular as far more sacrosanct, in privacy terms. So:
I've, uhh, never gone wrong "just asking questions" _before_ doing
something. Does anybody even want that kind of potential pressure? I was
thrilled like a sailor when I learned the Library of Congress was archiving
Twitter. (I was only slightly disappointed that they stopped archiving it
in the jack-please-ban-the-nazis era.)
Hi tilde gang,
First off, reading through the the things I posted to my tilde page
*five years ago* is really something. I'm excited by the prompt to go
diving into this space again with all of you.
Second, I think something's afoot with the list. I received a bolus of
email from tildeclub list around mid-morning today, and haven't received
anything since, including from `help` requests to the tildeclub-requests
address. I can see lots of new posts via the web interface. Anyone else
experiencing this? I'm not sure how to troubleshoot it. I do appear to
be getting other email.
I've just set up a tool called `tilde` that can be used to submit, find,
and run user-submitted scripts. I originally created it for tilde.team
at some point last year.
To get started, run `tilde` at your shell. To qualify for submission, a
script must be:
1) executable with a proper shebang
2) in your ~/bin dir (make it if it doesn't exist)
3) responds to a help or --help subcommand
4) have a unique name (not a system tool or subcommand)
Feel free to ask here or on irc if you have any questions about
submitting or using other users' scripts!
Hullo, ~pfhawkins here
It's been quite fun seeing the rebirth and explosion of the mailing list
this week, but haven't had a chance to *really *sign on until today.
Every 3-6 months I'll get an email from someone setting up an alternative
server, or letting me know that their alternatilde is being mothballed, and
I'll update those lists accordingly. But that's the extent of my
involvement these past years.
Mosh is still working with my ssh key, so that's great fun. But I've
completely forgotten my password and will need to reset it to get into my
server mail. I'm glad this forwards onto my personal email.
The little blog I set up on my main page was built in middleman, a static
site generator… I don't even use ruby any more really. Hopefully in the
near future I'll have time to port that over to Hugo.
That's all I've got for now. If anyone can point me to how to get my
password changed, I'll be most grateful.
As is being discussed, many believe that tilde.club will benefit from a
codification of how members are expected to conduct themselves, a
veritable "Code of Conduct" if you will. Many are aware of the "no
drama" rule that has existed for some time, and as far as I know that
rule still exists. But perhaps as the community rapidly grows and is
relaunched, it is prudent to explore options for writing down specific
conduct that will not be tolerated and how incidents of such conduct
will be dealt with.
Anyways, I don't think this has to be a, you know, HR-wheels-in-the-VCR
kind of moment. But I think it's important, and I wanted to kick off the
discussion on the mailing list.
See this issue on Github: https://github.com/tildeclub/tilde.club/issues/94
And here are some open questions:
What does a Code of Conduct for tilde.club look like? Is it a web page?
Who is responsible for responding to claims of violation of the Code of
Is it satisfactory or sufficient to grab a free and open Code of Conduct
from another community or another tilde? What modifications would we
need to make to something like this?
Who should be responsible for drafting or writing the Code of Conduct?
How will a proposed Code of Conduct be approved by the community? What
is the standard for adoption? Consensus? Does there need to be a vote?
How do we avoid being "bogged down" in process, beauracracy,
rules-lawyering or administrivia?
How do we create a Code of Conduct that is inclusive and empowering? Are
those properties that we even want?
I'm excited to be a part of this process, and again, just want to kick
off the discussion. I know my own answers to some of those questions,
but hopefully there will be plenty of other opinions.