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Just a reminder to new Mastodon folks: if you want to join an instance where the only letter you can use is "e", I run dolphin.town and registrations are open!

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long post, Fedi culture stuff, misconceptions Show more

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instance debugging question Show more

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The fact that the Internet is splintering back into tribes centered around small platforms like the 90s with BBS and IRC channels is good actually.

The dream of a globally connected social web is a monster that its corporate creators are managing to kill all on its own, through terrible implementation. Maybe it'll be reborn better someday, but that has yet to be seen.

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If you're getting the hang of Mastodon, you might have fun giving other instances a try. Mastodon extends beyond mastodon.social, so you get to choose the kind of people you hang out with!

If you want to hang out with queer furries in a safe environment, try computerfairi.es .

If you're an artist, mastodon.art might be your style.

If you want without the stress of Gamers, check out my elekk.xyz .

Or use the instance picker at instances.social/ !

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boost if you want
or don't
i'm not your boss, take life by the hands and skip into the future together

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AstroTurf Show more

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I really really need some Mastodon dev help with this github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/
Anyone? Pretty please

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The Mastodon "Remote follow" feature could be so easily used to phish the average Mastodon user into signing into a fake instance.

⚠️ Important security reminder: Always make sure the URL shows your "home instance" when logging in.

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The undeniable retro-modern appeal of cyberpunk aesthetics are a vector for messaging and culture that must be possessed and maintained by we freaks, lest they be used against us.

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we should all try to appreciate the Borland C++ installation program

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you know what would be cool is if there was a tool built into mastodon that just polls the accounts following you for dead instances/accounts not used in X number of months and scrapes the barnacles off so you can actually get an idea of who your active followers are

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NEW USERS! Feel like mastodon.social is too busy? You can sign up on another instance and still communicate freely with everyone here and elsewhere.

instances.noct.zone/ is a good curated list of instances with short summaries of what they're all about, instances.social/ has a "wizard" to help you pick a place from a nice big list of options.

A lot of smaller instances have closed registrations to prevent spam, but users there may be able to send invites if you have friends!

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New users: I've written a guide to Mastodon, which you can find here: github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

It was originally brief, but it keeps growing. o_o

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CWs aren't just about avoiding content Show more

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newcomers from twitter: how's your experience with mastodon so far?

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suggestion for new mastodon users: stop trying to turn it in to twitter. remove the twitter behaviour. remove the twitter hierarchy. this is not twitter.

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Mastodon

Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!