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bhtooefr

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Anyone on Mastodon?
« on: 11 Nov 2017, 06:18 »

I decided to try out Mastodon, after some revelations about Twitter management.

I'm at @[email protected] (decided not to run my own instance) if anyone wants to follow.

Also, Jeph's apparently got a mastodon account on the same instance - @[email protected] - although he hasn't used it for months.
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Re: Anyone on Mastodon?
« Reply #1 on: 12 Nov 2017, 11:38 »

I'm on an instance focused on the German hackerscene: @[email protected]. However I'm usually writing in German. I might switch to English, if more international people started following me.

I had an account on mastodon.social, but that instance was completely overrun and really slow at the time.
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Re: Anyone on Mastodon?
« Reply #2 on: 13 Nov 2017, 11:10 »

@[email protected], though I doubt I'll be using it much for now. But the handle is mine, and you can't have it! Muahahahaha!
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Re: Anyone on Mastodon?
« Reply #3 on: 13 Nov 2017, 11:36 »

FYI, mastodon.social is being overwhelmed with traffic lately, and the admin is advising new people that haven't signed up for an instance to go to https://joinmastodon.org/ and find an instance that suits them from there.

He also suggested octodon.social, toot.cat, and toot.cafe as specific other instances.
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Re: Anyone on Mastodon?
« Reply #4 on: 13 Nov 2017, 11:41 »

Castlerook over on Mastodon.
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Re: Anyone on Mastodon?
« Reply #5 on: 14 Nov 2017, 08:35 »


I must be getting old.
It looks pretty confusing to me...

Whenever I have a gander at it, all I can think of is IRC boards!
(Or usenet...)
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Re: Anyone on Mastodon?
« Reply #6 on: 14 Nov 2017, 09:20 »

Basically, you can be on (almost) any server, with its own policies, and communicate with/follow anyone on (almost) any server, just by putting their server name after their address (if you're on mastodon.social, you could just use @bhtooefr, but if you were on, say, witches.town, you'd have to use @[email protected] (but if you were following me or conversing with me, it'd likely autocomplete that)), similar to emailing.

The reason I say almost any server is, server admins can choose to block other servers if they're receiving a lot of objectionable content from those servers. (Or, they can block specific users on other servers, too.)

The idea is that you get on a server that matches your interests (not actually necessary, but it makes the server's local timeline more relevant) and desired rules, and then you're in the network.
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