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 https://dolphin.town and registrations are open!
long post, Fedi culture stuff, misconceptions Show more
instance debugging question Show more
has anyone run into this before or have any suggestions on how I should look into fixing it? I'm combing through my nginx config now but so for everything seems standard
WebSocket connection to 'wss://scifi.fyi/api/v1/streaming/?... failed: Unexpected response code: 502
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.
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 https://computerfairi.es .
If you're an artist, https://mastodon.art might be your style.
Or use the instance picker at https://instances.social/ !
AstroTurf Show more
There are no correct the record, Koch brother, or dnc battle station trolls on here
I really really need some Mastodon dev help with this https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/8263
Anyone? Pretty please
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.
https://instances.noct.zone/ is a good curated list of instances with short summaries of what they're all about, https://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!
New users: I've written a guide to Mastodon, which you can find here: https://github.com/joyeusenoelle/GuideToMastodon/
It was originally brief, but it keeps growing. o_o
CWs aren't just about avoiding content Show more
Consider the site https://www.doesthedogdie.com/ - it's a single-purpose site that lets you know something important about a movie. Most people don't use it to completely avoid movies - just to mentally prepare themselves so they're not as shocked and emotional when it happens.
Think of CWs the same way. It's not that you can't discuss politics, it's letting people know a conversation is about politics so they can be prepared.
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