Junk mail is a great way to preserve the mystique and cachet of your secret society.
(also a great way to out your members, which granted isn't much of a concern in the US, but seems kind of gauche)
Aha, so the strategy is to annoy people into joining
When your secret society is so secret that the domain on your junk mail doesn't work
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon hes the captain. he looks like a captain
@anarchiv He's the Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts and he gets to wear a tricorn hat because of reasons
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon ok google: how to become grand master of masons
@anarchiv 1) give up all of your other hobbies and social outlets, because you're going to have to join a lot of clubs and do a lot of schmoozing
@anarchiv I'm a freemason (past master, even) but I've pulled a major fade and will probably leave altogether unless things change dramatically in the next couple of years, it is an overwhelmingly old, white, christian, all-male organization that does not seem to be even remotely capable of/willing to join the 20th century, much lest the 21st
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon I love learning trivia about my mutuals
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon no joke the guy that built my house was a 32nd degree mason
i need to get a refund for the 30 pounds i paid, this was supposed to be a secret
I live around the block from the Freemasons tabernacle
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon i thought you had to ask one to join and they cant solicit you.
@frickhaditcoming technically this is true; regular lodges (which only confer degrees 1-3) are not supposed to recruit, although MA has fudged that policy a bit in recent years. Once you reach the 3º all bets are off and the Scottish Rite (who have their own 4º-33º) and York Rite (who have a whole other set of degrees) and the Shriners come gunning for you because they're all desperate for members
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon i honestly dont know much about it all i know is my grandfather was one for a really fucking long time and and a bunch of shit of theirs they took when he died and at the funeral they all came dressed up and thought i was one and got confused that i didnt know what they were saying to me because i wasnt one
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