Hey guys and gals, I’m new to this whole Mastodon thingy! Please bear with me! 😅

@telroy Tips:

• That salutation is not exhaustive.
• Set your profile to “approve followers manually” in the settings to avoid the follow-bots.
• Mastodon doesn't support truly-private messages; rogue admins can snoop on them. (Fosstodon's admins don't, but beware @'ing a user of an untrusted instance in something that's meant to stay private, or letting a user of an untrusted instance follow you.)
• The Federated Timeline is cool, but you have to mute / instance block a lot first.

@wizzwizz4 Yeah, I wasn’t really sure what to write... I just wanted to greet everyone 😅 Thanks for the tips!

Welcome to Fosstodon. Things are slow at first but as you find people with similar interests and follow them, others will follow you. Create your bio, add an avatar pic and some emojis to your name so others can learn more about you. If you haven't, sending out an introduction listing your interests will help.

The custom emoji list is here:

Also see Kev's most awesome blogpost about getting started here:

Good luck and have fun.

@telroy Yay another new user!😁 🎉 Welcome To Mastodon🎉 . The people here in are really nice and you are going to have so much fun talking to other people with the same interests as you and the best part is that its decentralized and open sourced! no more proprietary corporate titans controlling what you can and cant say on there platform! Here in Mastodon is a place where you can truly be you! :mastodon:

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