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I was really upset to find that Substack had "train AI on my newsletter" set to the default in my settings. As a platform that celebrates and is supposed to be supporting human writers, the default should be set to OFF on AI training on our content.

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Can we get Substack’s by city/region in the future? Would love to see everyone’s Substack in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area where I’m based.

Also wondering if the issue with google’s changes to gmail spam management is impacting Substack open rates? Is there anything we need to do as users to authenticate our emails?

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Really intrigued by the About page video idea. I wonder if you could share some examples of successful ones?

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The world map is a really interesting feature for exploring content in other languages! It just seems limiting to me, for the time being, that it is reserved for the top posts: a random selection or selection by theme could also be interesting, so as to enhance even small to medium-sized publications. What do you think about?

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I keep repeating this:

Any podcasts/hearing posts etc should ALL have transcripts or subtitles.

Millions of deaf people in the world.

Can we have some thoughtful people please.

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Speaking of Vogue, last week Teen Vogue reposted an interview from my newsletter, Skipped History, on one of the overlooked origins of America's gun problem: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/gun-problem-in-america-why

Wahoo!

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I want to hear of some success stories of how independent musicians are making an income from Substack. There are bigger artists like Tegan & Sara, but I want some hope that I could make it viable for myself.

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I hit my first $1000 in paid subscriptions. After sharing my art and comics online for free since 2010, this was a big milestone in valuing my work and being open about needing to get paid for it! Substack sent me premade graphics to share and when I posted them, even more people subscribed. Thank you for helping me grow!

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Substack is the finest thing on the Internet, bar none. Wish I had a bottle of tequila, I could start a brilliant converstion with Earth 2024!

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Love the new About Page video! One thing I noticed is that I can see my new About Page video on my website About page but in the app it doesn't appear on the about page. Any troubleshooting tips you can offer? Thank you! https://www.fromthenocturne.com/about

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Good Morning Im new. If you have Automotive Questions I've owned a body shop for 35 years . Happy Friday eve!

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Love the globe feature!

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HI! I'm new to Substack and I'd love to know how do we learn about the different meetups happening around the USA?

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I am trying to use the Upload Transcript with a .txt file but getting the following error message: There was a problem generating the transcript.

Is it possible the file size is too big? My computer says the file size is 53KB but when I do the upload in Substack it says it's 53MB. Maybe there is a glitch somewhere?

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My newsletter is a weekly newspaper about the Dallas suburb of Coppell. I’ve been publishing it for a little more than three years. I have a Google alert set up for “Coppell,” and my own content never appears in the daily emails I get from Google related to that alert. Why is that? What can I do to make Google searchers find my content?

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Off topic, but I read that "Stripe" payment processor went after Dr. Robert Malone and Substack did not intervene at all. Freedom of Speech must be protected at all times. The matter was resolved by legal intervention. Here is summary of Stripe's action: Stripe initially requested comprehensive financial data from Dr. Robert Malone, a widely published mRNA vaccine expert who raised concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. However, following legal intervention by the Dhillon Law Group, Stripe retracted this request. The situation highlights the intersection of financial privacy and free speech in the context of online platforms. Congressman Troy E. Nehls entered the transcript of Dr. Malone’s interview into the Congressional Record after Twitter and YouTube removed it from their platforms.

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