Hello! I'm new to this instance and to Mastodon. Would like to know what exactly a federation is and what being on this site is like (=^_^=)


Oh no
You don't know what sort of uncontained tardism you've walked inyo

@lunarised Surely it's unparalleled to the degeneracy of Reddit.. right?

@vivi Where's your saddle man I can't just mount a horse without the gear

@yourlocalimouto just grab onto its neck like I do cmon it’s not that hard

@vivi If you say so, let's take this bad boy out to the parking lot

@yourlocalimouto @lunarised
it's not as degenerate when it comes to really gross stuff, like cucking, simping and overall anything related to deep ends of feminism but it's pretty repellent to boomers and normies

too much anime dare I say

@Elfie I've been trying to maintain my status as a simple anime enthusiast for a long time now but I can feel the effects of the anime kicking in.. I- かわいい!!

@yourlocalimouto @lunarised Reddit is more retarded but here you have to defend against the unrelenting attack of gay chemicals. We lose a few users to HRT every month, some of us have been fighting this war for years.

The best example of federation I can think of is email. How you can communicate with someone using a different provider (server) than the one you're using (i.e. you, using Hotmail, can communicate with someone using Yahoo or Gmail.)

As far as this instance, it's really nice! It's really comfy, everyone is pretty nice, and it's just a fun place!

@easthighNerd so you're able to communicate with people in other instances as long as you have an account with an instance, like email providers? That makes sense, thank you! And hopefully this is a nice instance :D

@yourlocalimouto @easthighNerd
if you want to start your own place you can also do that for a relatively low price and minimal understanding in coding

that aside there are some big instances that you might want to know about, since they could give context as to what you can expect

@Elfie which languages would you use to create your own instance? Also, could you perhaps link to the big instances?

I have no idea :brainlet: but you can ask the head admin of ask P, he's been helping people who want to start instances

use this site for exploring the fediverse, play with the filters.
as it stands there are two sides, the Mastodon software side and Pleroma software side

Mastodon instances are mainly known for being similar to Twitter, in the sense that they hate everyone and everything that doesn't obey to big tech or popular narratives (BLM, feminism, lgtbq, etc.) with some exceptions.
I know, it's a decentralised service that advocates against itself... it just how it be :02_shrug:

the pleroma side is more known for it's ease to use and freedom of speech.

all the instances starting from number 3 are pretty comfy, depends on the content you're comfortable with really

@TheMadPirate @Elfie thanks to the both of you, I'll check these out when I can

@nerthos I think I'll be using this anytime I try to recruit more people into Mastodon and the like

@yourlocalimouto Just one thing: Mastodon is just one of the like 8 different software options compatible with the network, despite gagron's attempts to market it as "the mastodon network"
Feel free to make accounts on several servers and try the different options to see which you like most. There's no limitation on alternate accounts.

@nerthos That's a relief, I'd been wondering if I was only allowed to have one singular account

@yourlocalimouto No, you can have as many as you want. Some people only have one, some have a main account and a few backups in trusted servers in case the main one is on maintenance (that's my case), some have a main and alt accounts for other uses (account to post about politics, lewd account, account to post about specific hobbies) to filter content and not annoy followers.
It's really up to preference, much like with servers. Each server also has its own rules for what is and isn't allowed, content warnings if those apply, and so on.
@yourlocalimouto @nerthos you have up to three accounts if you get the gold subscription

@hakui @easthighNerd @nerthos you're losing me here.. I'll just assume soykaf is another instance and you need to pay for three (and a half) more accounts

@yourlocalimouto @hakui @easthighNerd Soykaf is the old pleroma instance set up by the guy that started the project, registrations have been closed for years so having an account there is sort of an old timer privilege, it's just a joke.
You don't need to pay for anything, though you can donate to several of the fedi software projects if you want

@nerthos @easthighNerd @hakui I see. Must be nice to show off an account to people who can't sign up haha

@Robonaegg ay welcome! I see you're a fellow DR fan based on your picture. Praise Atua!

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