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#Mastodon #FediTips


Do you need help with using Mastodon and the Fediverse? Especially if you're a beginner or unsure about techy things?

You can ask by messaging me or replying to this thread, and I'll try to help or find someone else who can help. Don't worry if a question seems silly or basic!

You can also look things up on the guide at https://fedi.tips, which has an "essentials" section at the top and a complete list of answered questions below that.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon


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Testing out posting to Mastodon directly from the command line, using https://github.com/ihabunek/toot

#mastodon #feditips


As you might have noticed earlier today, I accidentally reset the poll from yesterday 😳

So, here's a warning for poll creators:

If you edit a Mastodon poll, changing the options at all will reset the poll to zero, even if people have already voted on it. It will do this automatically without warning, so only edit options if you're okay with resetting the poll.

To see more advice on creating polls on Mastodon, click here:

➡️ https://fedi.tips/how-to-post-a-poll-on-mastodon/

#FediTips #Mastodon #MastoTips #Polls


Today, a very niche tip for RSS fans :rss:

As well as Mastodon's built-in hashtag following system, you can also follow hashtags through RSS instead:

1. Search for a hashtag on a Mastodon server's website
2. Add .rss to the end of the URL
3. Use this URL as the feed address for that tag

For example to subscribe to #Dogs on mstdn.social you would use this address in your feed reader:

https://mstdn.social/tags/dogs.rss

#RSS #FediTips #Mastodon #MastoTips


You can make posts appear on your Mastodon account at specific times using the post scheduling feature.

Scheduling isn't in the official apps or web interface, but it is available through third party apps such as Tusky and Fedilab, and through third party websites like https://plan.fedilab.app and https://buffer.com/mastodon

The feature is built into Mastodon, but for some unknown reason there's no official interface for it yet. That's why it is only available through third parties.

#FediTips


For those that might be new to the #Fediverse and to #Mastodon in general, I've written a few tips and tricks to help you get started.

https://blog.allthingstech.social/tips-and-tricks-for-new-mastodon-users/

While this isn't a complete list, I feel it's a great place to get started and what can help you find good content and to help others find you and what you are interested in.

#MastodonMigration #TwitterMigration #TipsAndTricks #NewUsers #FediTips #AllThingsTech #Blog


Graze for Mastodon 1.4 is live!

:graze: #GrazeForMastodon

✨ Updated visual design and theme selection

🏞️ Expanded link previews

👓 Display image caption (alt text) below images

📂 Rearrange accounts order

🔔 Direct access and separated notifications and messages

🏠 Toolbar updates to show home and incompatible instance(s)

👋 “Follows You” indicator on remote profiles

🧠 Fixed logic for incorrect redirects (Calckey, TikTok, etc)

🏠 Mastodon logo on all instances points to active account home

⚙️ Configurable options and settings

Download at https://graze.jaredzimmerman.com

#feditips #mastodon #mastotips #fediverse #reboost #retoot #opengraph #a11y #themes #customization #calckey


So 162 people voted on this poll, and 56 boosted and many participated in a really good discussion.

The hashtags (#)FediHelp and (#)MastodonHelp were top, with 45% and 36% of the votes.

The most important new suggestions were, in my opinion (#)FediTips and (#)MastodonTips.

I'll explain why.


It's a really good idea to have a pinned introduction post saying a bit about your account, maybe including some relevant images, audio or video attachments if possible.

Pinned posts are automatically backfilled, which means even servers that have never seen your account before will display your pinned introduction, and your timeline will never look blank.

For info on how to pin posts see here: https://fedi.tips/how-do-i-pin-my-posts-on-my-mastodon-profile

#FediTips #MastoTips


Attention fedizens, it has come to our attention that more trolls are causing a ruckus on the #fediverse. Beware of users who use acronyms like lgbtq/lgbtqia in posts or on their profiles.

LGBTQ/LGBTQIA stands for Let's Get Banned Today Quickly (by) Instance Admins, is used to refer to a group of trolls who like to block evade or "speedrun" getting defederated.

They will make inflammatory posts such as the one below to see how quickly they can get on #fediblock.

If you see any #lgbtqia individuals please block and federate safely.

#FediTips#MastoTips#Speedrun#Mastodon


Did you know that you can clean up accounts from domains that no longer exist using the @Mastodon Admin CLI? For example, users from mastodon.technology (which finally shut down this month) can be purged from your instance's local storage with the command

RAILS_ENV=production bin/tootctl domains purge mastodon.technology

This is a vitally important usage as a #MastoAdmin‌ since accounts which are no longer functional only eat up storage space. #FediTips


For those that joined #Mastodon and grabbed the first server they could find, but would prefer to #migrate to a different one, I created a short guide on how to do this quickly and easily.
It also allows you to easily move any followers across to your new profile and leaves a redirection on your old profile for those that find it.😁👍

I'd love if you could share it among your networks to help those that will invariably need it.
#twitterexodus #twittermigration #feditips
https://youtu.be/BpI-SplOXVE


I've put together a small, but incomplete, list of instances/communities with POC moderators. Mastodon.social, and Mastodon online, are not it.

weirder.earth, rage.love, scholar.social, blacktwitter.io, Mastodon.art, queer.garden, writeout.ink, mastodon.ie,.

Here's how to move accounts and take your followers with you https://docs.joinmastodon.org/user/moving/

#BlackMastodon #BlackTwitter #BlackFedi #FediTips #TwitterMigration

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