running my own instance was just too much effort. the tool needs quite some resources and maintenance overhead..
autoforcefollowing is a mandatory feature since a few versions.. but don't worry, there is also manualunfollow to counter that ;-)
exactly.. it's basically a whole mastodon instance with just a single account (actually 2 accounts, one being an admin account).
it for example doesn't expose a landing page for registration etc, but redirects directly to the user's timeline
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.