@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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Fosstodon has always taken the approach of supporting what we're focused on; open source projects. As such, we're preparing to make another round of donations and, this time, we're make 2 donations in the amount of $200.00 each!

In the next few days, we'll be posting a survey link seeking your submissions for open source projects that you want us to show some love to. While submissions will be open to our Fosstodon Community Members, the final vote will be determined by our Patreons.

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My post on how does work is very popular, so I decided to take some time out to give it a re-write.


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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:

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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.

@lebel according to our CDN traffic, here is a breakdown of where our users are (darker colour means more hits). This data is from the last 30 days.

Looking at the numbers, it seems that the vast majority of our users are in Europe and East/Central US.

@oranje yeah, it’s so difficult to welcome every person that joins, there’s just too many people joining that to be sustainable.

It’s a shame, as it would be nice to be able to give every new member a personal welcome, but unfortunately there are only so many hours in a day.

has a new sticker design! If you're needing to fill in some blank space on your laptop lid, may I suggest?


@oranje Nope. We'd be happy to have you back any time you want to make the trip. :)

@tootapp how have I never tried that...what an idiot! Thanks.

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