@jawsh sometimes searching for the URL instead of the handle works. For example ubuntu.social/@ubuntu

This is just when federation hasn’t occurred yet. Once you’re federated with a remote instance, you should be good with searching via handles.

@garritfra we have been asked this a number of times, but we're a small team and simply don't have the time.

@wholesomedonut unfortunately not. We don’t have the time to manage something like a Peertube instance.

@cedric @gray it will have been a cache issue on the Mastodon.social side - because it was a brand new account, m.s wasn’t aware of the account yet.

@dajbelshaw you’re welcome on Fosstodon any time, Doug. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and one of the team will come back to you. 👍


@tobtobxx @albi let us know which you would like and we can make that happen.

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Thank you to everyone for the open source project submissions! We're no longer taking submissions as we'll soon begin allowing our Patreons to vote on them and narrow it down to 2 candidates for our donations. If you're still interested in helping us decide which projects to support, you can join us at


A big "thanks" to all of our current/past supporters as these types of things wouldn't be possible without you.

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Just a quick reminder that we're looking to make 2 donations to a couple of open source projects. We need you to submit some worthy candidates! Please check the link, below, for more information. We'll stop taking submissions on Friday 6/26.


mastodadmin / fosstodon 


Know that we take all violations of our CoC very seriously. We always act on them, but that action is not always a ban and not always public. After all, a ban permanently removes a user from our community, and we try very hard not to ban someone without at least a warning for unacceptable behavior.

Thank you for your concern on the matter and we know that you'll take the appropriate action for your instance and user-base.

Best Regards,
Fosstodon Staff


mastodadmin / fosstodon 


Only a permanent ban is publicly visible (all of our warnings and lectures take place via DM or email).

In the report you reference (and in every report we can locate where similar behavior took place) the user received, at least, a warning and has often been told that any similar conduct will result in a ban.


mastodadmin / fosstodon 


Thank you for the message, and we're sorry for the delay in our reply. Since Pixie.town has silenced Fosstodon, Kev and Mike were not notified of your initial toot.

We very much believe in our CoC.

When we act on a report, we take many different actions. This can range from gently reminding a user of a rule they may have forgotten, up to and including the deletion of a toot and/or permanently banning a user's account.


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As recently mentioned, Fosstodon is preparing to make 2 donations to a couple of open source projects, in the amount of $200 each. We need our Fosstodon members' input on where to send those donations. Use the below link to submit the info for an open source project that you'd like us to support!

We'll stop taking submissions, on 6/26. At that time, our Fosstodon Patreons will vote on those submissions and narrow it down to 2 entries.


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Regarding our support for open source projects: If you're interested in having a say on where the donations will go, you can sign up to become a Patreon, using the link below.

A HUGE "thanks!" to all of our current Patreons, as we wouldn't be able to do this awesome stuff without you guys!


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