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How to become a successful artist on Mastodon

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/

This is a really good post by Mastodon's founder @Gargron that describes a few good practises for making the most of Mastodon (and Socel!)

Have a quick read and dive in!

Welcome new members!

Check out the local and federated timelines, or search for hashtags to find interesting toots and people to follow.

Make in post to let everyone know a bit about you and your interests.

Lastly, feel free to ask questions! You'll find everyone is very helpful here. :blobreach:

Apologies for the recent security warnings. The SSL certificate expired and wasn't automatically renewed like it should have been.

All good now though 🛡️

Just a quick PSA:

If you need to block, mute, or report a user, simply click on their username and when their profile comes up, you'll find these options under the the three little dots next to their follower count. You can also hide all users from the instance if necessary.

🎉 Mastodon 2.5.0 🎉

Changelog: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Highlights:

- Federation relays
- New profile design
- Remote interaction dialog
- Replies count in web UI
- Feature friends on profile
- Higher video upload limit
- Improved mod tools
- Admin dashboard
- Read-replica support
- Command-line interface

Socel will be updated to the latest Mastodon version 2.5 in the next few minutes so there may be a bit of downtime.

Another update will be posted when complete.

Did you know that Socel has multiple themes?

Just look under the gear icon then preferences and you can select from multiple appearance settings to suit you!

Here is the light theme.

Home timelines may need time to re-populate though.

Update occurring in a few minutes which will likely incur a wee bit of downtime.

Welcome new members!

Please check out this profile for some helpful hints and tips :blobthumbsup:

Check out the local and federated timelines for new toots. :blobcool:

Don't be afraid to interact. Boost, reply, and ask questions. :blobreach:

Use hashtags for specific topics you would like to be discovered. :blobhug:

I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!

How to become a successful artist on Mastodon

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/

This is a really good post by Mastodon's founder @Gargron that describes a few good practises for making the most of Mastodon (and Socel!)

Have a quick read and dive in!

Welcome to all new users on mastodon.social, and all new users everywhere else on the fediverse!

@kev wrote an inofficial primer that you might find useful: kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

@noelle wrote an inofficial FAQ you might find useful: github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

I hope you have a good time and stick around. :toot:

Welcome new members! @MChan @AnimatedWoman and @lightningbolt13

Have a look around and don't be afraid to toot and interact with others. The federated timeline is great place to start, but also check out the people I follow as well :blobthumbsup:

Yay! We're back after some technical difficulties!

Open registrations are temporarily disabled due to an onslaught of spam.

You can ask for an invite link either by tooting me or emailing charles [at] animationanomaly [dot] com though :blobthumbsup:

Just found this great tool to find the tweeps you follow who also are on Mastodon: bridge.joinmastodon.org!

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Socel

Socel is a place for animation professionals, freelancers, independents, and fans to connect and grow together. Everyone in related fields such as comics, illustration, and video games is also very welcome. As an implementation of Mastodon, Socel connects you to over one million users around the globe as part of the Federation; a network of independent social spaces communicating with each other.