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It's so beautiful to see masses of people switch to Mastodon / the fediverse. Big hope feels.

@Gargron you can say that again :)

wish i could convince my friends to give it another chance, though :( sigh

@Gargron It is indeed a good platform. Would be grateful if you can follow me back as I have few suggestions.

@Gargron

While it's nice to have them in the #Mastodon #fedi, it's sad that they're all flooding into a node that is #centralized on #cloudflare. Mastodon.social is a poor choice because it's not trully #decentralized and it feeds yet another centralized oppressor.

Mastodon.social users should choose a different node. This is important before they accumulate followers, because followers are not portable when switching nodes.

@Prav @lashman

@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo @Gargron @lashman thanks for throwing some light on it. Will surely explore the others.

@Gargron okai temme... where do u get the name mastodon and toot

@DILIPDRAVID The name Mastodon comes from a prehistoric animal, which is a fluffy elephant essentially. There is a band called Mastodon which is where I learned about this animal from.

The word toot comes from the Mastodon community. There was a long period when things were called just "publish" and "status" and people were coming up with different things to call them.

@Gargron wow.. interesting.. and thanks for sharing😍😍 mastodon👌👌

@Gargron @DILIPDRAVID - good to know and thank you for sharing . Do you ever see becoming someday 🐘

@vijaya @DILIPDRAVID No, because of association with a certain president 😦

@Gargron @vijaya @DILIPDRAVID Dunno if you have Ancestors:The Humankind Odyssey it's a game but many people have made a series of it. It gives all scientific names of people. I did see mastodon in there as well :)

@Gargron @vijaya @DILIPDRAVID I actually learnt a lot from seeing the game, for e.g. before homo sapiens, there were homo erectus, lucy and the others way before. Almost 8-10 species between ape to man evolution. Was pretty instructive :)

@Gargron @DILIPDRAVID but mate you can put a easy name like crowler, parrotic 🤔

@Gargron ohh..cool, had just started to read about them on wikipedia 😄Nice trivia.

@Gargron Hi there
Is there an issue, should I see federated toots on my local scroll, galore at that?
Just wondering.
Cheers.

@gazeshift Federated and local toots on federated timeline, local toots only on local timeline, both (but from people you follow) on home feed.

@Gargron Of course, but suddenly there is a flood of the federated ones on my local timeline. That's why I was a bit puzzled.

@gazeshift Those are local toots. If there is no second @ in the name, those people are on the same server as you are. "Local" as in "on the same server" (mastodon.social), not geographically. In your preferences you'll find language filtering options.

@Gargron
Were we down for a couple of hours?
All good now?
HNY and cheers.

@Gargron unless you suppress the sane voices and mastodon doesn’t become a platform for hate and bullying

@Gargron
I havn't used it much. I like that it is more of a people's social connection arena with no agenda for currency making. I still use FB but only on a PC with Opera 'n' VPN. FB status tells me it has no location for me using it through that. Currently I am not using any Google Apps. I have a Google Android Phone but not signed in and am interested to make a more neutral phone.

@Gargron - please mind the "Decentralize!" mantra as well... ;-)

@Gargron but where the hell are our earlier notifications feed ?

@Nadiim I'm confused. You can scroll your notifications as far back as you need.

@Gargron no bro it's not working and not showing my last day's notification too.

@Nadiim Did you press "Clear notifications"? If you have, they're gone. If you haven't, maybe your app is bugged. You can check if they're there from the website.

@Gargron no i didn't press this clear tab. It is by default showing like this.

@Gargron see this..It's not showing even you mentioned me now in your toot

@Nadiim @Gargron try from the website they should load from there

@Gargron

It was an easy decision, 'cause i found here no hate, no people who are trying to tell me, what to post and what opinion i should worship.

I found a nice community in helping each other, open to all questions and so i named this ... my comfort-zone 😊

@Abhi_offl @Gargron @Venkypawanism11 yes, we all joined because of him!!

pls rls official app and few more improvements then bye bye to Twitter 😁

@Gargron
It's less beautiful to watch the masses of people get attacked and driven away from the network for having centrist views.

@Gargron I just can't stand fb anymore, all the "angry reacts" under anything controversial, user attacking each other after like 3 comments. I will only use it for my #meme groups now. Will tell my friends about #Mastodon

@Gargron I've been using it for 2 days and I must say that it feels super snappy and the UX has been great so far. Superb job!

@Gargron I am testing the waters here. If all goes well, I would like to send information about your site to Alabama Power, Disney, AT&T, and Directv to get them to switch to over here for customer support services. Journalists should all be switching to here!

@Gargron
Hi, Namaste 🙏 new here and excited to be part of Mastodon community.

Love the 🐘 Elephant mascot & cool words like Toot and fediverse(sounds like Terry Pratchett's Multiverse) 😀 .
Love from India 🇮🇳
P.S: Twitter was becoming too 'Toxic' for me.

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