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So, you've joined Fosstodon and are wondering, "now, how does this work?"

One thing that sets Fosstodon apart from traditional social media outlets (and some other instances) is the community's willingness to help and offer valuable feedback. This is especially true with new members.

Please don't hesitate to raise a hand (toot) and ask questions. If you prefer some reading material, @kev has written a great article to help you get started:
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

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A big "welcome!" to all of our new members. It's great to see all the new faces and the steady flow of introductory toots!

For those members (new and old) that don't know, hub.fosstodon.org/ is full of information that is relative to our instance. From staff members to our Code of Conduct, you can find more information about Fosstodon! Make sure to check it out and, if you haven't already done so, make your first toot and tell us a bit about yourself.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Just posted this to Facebook and I'm done.

musings.tychi.me/so-long-and-t

Don't worry fosstofriends, you're still stuck with me.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Hello, world!
I really love the idea of Mastodon and am debating using it as a self-hosted, family-only social network. Right now I'm using which is a great facebook-like FOSS alternative. I'd prefer a twitter alternative but I am wondering... can you use Mastodon without connecting it to the fediverse? in other words, keeping it completely private and isolated to one server?

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Howdy, my name's Jake and I've been a FOSS user for about a year now (Running GNU/Linux) and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and community so far. I've followed a few prominent FOSS youtubers such as @distrotube and @christitus which has led me here! I hope to learn more and make some like-minded friends through Fosstodon. Best wishes to everyone!

We've had loads of new folks join Fosstodon, over the last few months. There are plenty of articles/blogs on FOSS friendly alternatives out there, and suggestions for such but, it'd be nice to hear from the community. What apps/alternatives are you using and why? What would you suggest for someone who's new to the FOSS scene? What have you discovered, based on your experiences?

Let's give our newer/unfamiliar members some community input and a few "pro tips" 😉

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

@cooper @orbjet @codeHaiku In the short time I've been here, I've found this community incredible. I've never found anything else quite like it. I wish I'd found it sooner.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Our community has definitely grown. It used to be a small village and today it feels like a bustling town.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

by the way, if anyone in here miss the pub, they can go on midnight.pub for some virtual drinks. That's been my side-project for a few month.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Hey folks! 👋

My name is Kevin and I’m new to fosstodon and mastodon in general. I’m pretty big into all things security and open source so this seemed like the place to be.

Ok internet, you win. As of today, I need an alcohol burning, siphon coffee maker in my life. Probably the coolest coffee maker I've seen.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Day 76 of the Series:

Happy birthday to you!

Belated. Ya, I know. I suck.

mikestone.me/fosstodon

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Hello World!

Tech enthusiast working on moving from tech retail to full on tech position. I enjoy almost all OSs and learning how to leverage tech to improve everyday life.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Hey everyone, I finally decided to get mastodon, spent a little time looking around the instances, finally decided on Fosstodon, because I'd say it most closely lines up with my interests!

@oranje hey bud, the wife and I are looking into making our own soap. We spend a small fortune on buying handmade bars from other folks, already. I'm already accustomed to making my own beard oil so, I can't imagine it would be terribly difficult. I know you and the missus already do your own. Any tips for newbies?

To my fellow gamers: Anyone playing Dual Universe? Been playing the Alpha release and it's pretty good for it's current state of dev. It plays like Space Engineers (regarding physics) but, with a working economy. Tips a hat to Star Citizen and Eve, as well, with some of the mechanics. If you're a space MMO fan, I'd suggest checking it out.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Alright good folks of Mastodon and Twitter - I’m look­ing for a sim­ple-look­ing logo for Celestial. If any­one would like to vol­un­teer, please mes­sage me.

Your work will have full at­tri­bu­tion with a linkback on the site’s footer as well as the pro­jec­t’s readme.

Link to the pro­ject: ​mi­cropub-ce­les­tial.herokua (rusingh.com/notes/2020/08/01/c)

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

So you have a server at home, and you're on the road. You find that your server is offline, but nobody is at home to troubleshoot. Your modem, router, or server probably just need to be rebooted, but because your server is down, you can't remote in to trigger a reboot.

How do people solve this problem?

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

I host my websites with . Recently, my outgoing emails don't ever reach the recipient. There is no error, no bounce back, it seems as if it went through. I sent my personal email account a test email from my domain last night and I still haven't received it. Support at says it is because my email signature has a phone number in it (it always has) and this is why some SPF rule is blocking my emails. Sounds like BS.

I would love your input and hosting suggestions.

Cooper :budgieubuntu: :popos: boosted

Pixelfed for Android and iOS is in active development.

We'll be looking for beta testers next month!

#pixelfed #ios #android

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.