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If you're looking for more followers here:

- Write how incredibly fucking awesome you are!

- Write a private post with the tag #introduction. Don't show it to anyone. It's supposed to be a secret.

- If you're a journalist, complain about the lack of moderation as much as possible. Don't interact with those who reply to you. Instead, block them on sight.

- Remember, Mastodon is basically Twitter but more stupid. Block everyone you see. Demand that your admin blocks their instance too.

#feditips


The best way to post an image on Mastodon:

1. Write your post and attach the image by clicking on the paperclip πŸ“Ž

2. Don't press Toot yet! Instead, click on "Edit" in the corner of the image.

3. Move the circle so that the 16:9 preview looks nice. This is especially important on images that are portrait or square orientations.

4. Add a text description in the box, so that people browsing in audio will know what is in the image. (A lot of blind people browse the internet in audio through screen readers. Image text also gives you a chance to add details beyond your character limit.)

5. When you've done all that, click "Apply" and then "Toot!"

6. You can read image descriptions by hovering the mouse over the image after posting.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #Posting #Accessibility #A11y


USING #LISTS

Lists are a feature that many are used to using from other platforms, but they likely work a bit different over here on Mastodon compared to what you were used to.
They are a great way for you to create some of your own personally curated timelines should you wish to.
They are also personal for you and you alone.

Check out this super short video guide that works through how to set them up for yourself.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/YpEQmc9W3zc

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Using Lists"


FILTERING CONTENT

Seeing a little too much #Caturday in your feed? Want to hide #spoilers for a TV Show until you see the episode?
#Filters are easy to set up and customise on #Mastodon. They are also extremely customisable with options around where to filter content from and for how long.

This short video walks through how to use them step by step to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your feeds.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/2yt5JvFoGrw

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Filtering Content"


#MUTE AND #BLOCK

With all the new members that have been joining #Mastodon over the last few months, the chances of you running into accounts that you feel the need to mute or block will undoubtedly increase.
That is completely fine as your experience on this platform is dictated by you and you alone.

Mastodon has a pretty robust set of features surrounding muting and blocking accounts that you can easily leverage to cater your timelines to your preferences. THere are even options to temporarily mute people for set time periods if you just want a break from someone for a few hours or days.

This short video guide covers how you use these tools effectively to make your timeline just the way you want it.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/X3L4FxyTZYc

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Mute and Block"


PERSONAL NOTES

A little known feature of #Mastodon is the ability to create your own personal notes about an account.
This is a great way to potentially remind yourself why you follow particular accounts (or just about any other reason you can think of). I have seen some people that even use these notes to keep track of a "three strikes, you're out" rule that they use before blocking someone.

Also, these notes are private. The account does not know what you have written down, nor the fact that you have even made these notes.

Please note that technically your instance admin could theoretically look at these if they were so inclined, but the same could be said about anything on Mastodon for that matter.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/npoBM9Ev2CQ

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Personal Notes"


KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Do you love Keyboard Shortcuts as much as I do? Do you possibly have a temporary or permanent impairmaent that makes using a mouse difficult?

Mastodons web interface has a large selection of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to easily navigate around the interface, make posts and more. This short video guide shows you how to find these shortcuts and will alos show you a few of them in action.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/fAXn5nxcYRk

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Keyboard Shortcuts"


#TWEETDECK for MASTODON?

For those of use that made the move over to Mastodon from Twitter, you may be used to using one of the many tools like Tweetdeck or Tweeten to truly enhance your experience. If you were one of these people like me, then you will be super happy to learn that Mastodon has a similar feature built in natively called the Advanced Web Interface.

Here is a short video guide on how to turn this awesome feature on as well as how to leverage a few of the features that it allows for such as multi colums and granular control of each column.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/I4l9FjzGywc

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Tweetdeck for Mastodon?"


YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Boost, Like or Bookmark?"


COMPOSING A POST

Composing a post is one of the first things you will do upon joining Mastodon and I highly suggest creating you introduction post for others to learn a bit about you.

There are many options available to you when composing a post such as using Alt Text for accessibility and Content Warnings where appropriate. You also have options surrounding post language settings and filters to tidy up your timelines.

I have done my best here to cover all of these and more in a short video to make it as easy to follow along with as I could.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/Pg0rtrUOoJY

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Composing A Post"


FINDING YOUR OLD NETWORK

A lot of us already have a large #Twitter #Network and would love to be able to easily search #Mastodon for them to fill out our network here. The #Fedifinder site helps make this a reality and it recently got some updates to make it easier and faster to use.

With the recent changes that have been implemented by Twitter, I can't vouch for how much longer this will work, but it should at least help you get started.

This video walks through the steps to #Migrate your network across in minutes.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/37S246Wr_JE

#MastodonTips #FediTips
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Find Your Network"


FINDING PEOPLE AND CONTENT

A lot of people have joined Mastodon, only to then look at their home timeline and see it bare. As there is no algorithm here to fill it with content for you, it is key to learn how to find people to follow from across the Fediverse and how to follow hashtags to help you find the content you are interested in.

The search capability in Mastodon is a bit different to other platforms and so it is important to learn how the #search features work.

Here is a short video on how to best use search to find what you want and I also cover why you may sometimes not initially find what you are expecting.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge and if you like the content I make, feel free to subscribe to the channel.

https://youtu.be/9cIbSPPszIE

#MastodonTips #FediTips #Search
YouTube Thumbnail Image showing the Mastodon Logo and the caption "Find People and Content"


#MASTODONTIPS THREAD!

Having moved across from my previous instance to a new one recently, I thought I should recreate and sort my previous tips and tricks thread into a new one to pin to this profile.

It would mean the world to me if you could look to #Boost this thread around your networks and help spread these tips to as many people as possible.

The goal of this thread is to share with everyone the things that I have learnt during my time here and I will continue to add more #FediTips to it as I continue to learn more myself.
Each tip will have a video to go along with it, but if you would like to view all of them, I have made a playlist on #YouTube that has them all in it.

You can find the playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzSa4MqrsYv6nhktXbYsz7Lb231U8XySy

If you have found other tips etc that you think would be awesome for others to know, please feel free to shoot me a message (or tag me in a post) and I will do my best to create some content for it and add it here.

And with all that out of the way, let the monstrous thread commence!


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It's here...Graze for Mastodon...for :ff: Firefox!

Use Mastodon 🐘 on desktop?

I made a browser extension to make following people, favoriting, bookmarking & boosting toots on remote instances as easy as your home instance! (1-click)!

Install Graze For Mastodon
https://jmz.fyi/GrazeForFirefox (:ff:Firefox)
https://jmz.fyi/GrazeForChrome (:chrome: Chrome)

πŸ™Œ Appreciate the boosts! πŸ™Œ

#mastodon #MastodonTips #fediverse #feditips #TwitterMigration #NewToMastodon #GrazeForMastodon #fediverse #firefox
Promo image announcing Graze for Mastodon (browser extension) that makes 1-click actions on remote servers fast and easy, now available for Firefox browser


I've had a few popular posts these last few weeks that have been useful to new users.

I thought I would link some of them in 🧡 below to help new people again 😸

I'm so lost
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109285404783123482

Why is my feed empty?
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109307845419961302

Post Visibility Settings
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109314922362067801

Let's talk DMs
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109308407715129178

End-User Moderation Features
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109302339670749331

Like Vs. Boost
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109364906190580032

Now What?
https://mastodon.lol/@totalclaireity/109321890314550789

#TwitterMigration #FediTips


πŸ“ŒLos #Hashtags son muy importantes en #Mastodon. Busca y sigue etiquetas para encontrar personas y temΓ‘ticas de tu interΓ©s.

AdemΓ‘s, escribe en mayΓΊscula la primera letra de cada palabra.

✍️Vía mostaurelius@mas.to

#TwitterMigration #TwitterExodus #FediTips
hashtags are everything! 

share some hashtags that say something about you! 

@mostaurelius@mas.to


How to ban Twitter from scrapping your instance.


A little known feature of #Mastodon is the ability to create your own personal notes about an account.
This is a great way to potentially remind yourself why you follow particular accounts (or just about any other reason you can think of).

Also, these notes are private. The account does not know what you have written down, nor the fact that you have even made these notes.

Please #boost to help spread the knowledge around your networks. ☺️
#MastodonTips #Feditips #Notes
https://youtu.be/npoBM9Ev2CQ


I love seeing all the new members joining the platform, but this does mean that with more people, you may feel the need to #mute or #block an account on #Mastodon. That is fine, your experience on this platform should be dictated by you and you alone.
So, I made this short guide to help you better navigate how to use this feature.

Please give it a #boost if you can to help spread the knowledge around the Fediverse.:ablobcatrave:

#FediTips #MastodonTips #YouTube
https://youtu.be/X3L4FxyTZYc


Direct Messages on Mastodon are probably one of the most confusing things for new users as they aren't really like messages on other platforms.

I have done my best to explain what they are in a few minutes for you all here. Check it out and let me know if it helps.
More tips still to come so stay tuned.

Please give it a #boost if you can to help spread the knowledge around the Fediverse. :ablobcatrave:

https://youtu.be/XWiaQAmHvys

#FediTips #twittermigration #youtube #DirectMessages #DMs


I still haven't run out of tips to share... :ablobcatcoffee:
Lists are a feature many are used to from the Bird Site, but they function differently here. They are a great tool for you to make your own custom timelines.

Check out this short guide video on what lists are as well as how to set them up for yourself.

Yet again, thanks for the #boosts and subs. I love the culture of sharing here. :comfymelt:

#lists #feditips #twittermigration #youtube

https://youtu.be/YpEQmc9W3zc


I shared a video earlier in this thread about how to #migrate your account to another server and ensuring your followers come along for the ride, but how do you move other data such as the people you follow, mute or block?
This video walks through this process step by step to make it as seamless for you as possible.

Yet again, thanks for all the boosts and extra thanks to those that subbed to my channel. :success:
https://youtu.be/bjzetO-zl3Q

#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Feditips #youtube


Seeing a little too much #Caturday in your feed? Want to hide #spoilers for a TV Show until you see the episode?
#Filters are easy to set up and customise on #Mastodon. This short video walks through how to use them step by step to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your feeds.

As always, thanks in advance for the boosts, and a sub to my channel would mean a lot, I am aiming for 1000 subs. πŸ˜œπŸ‘
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Youtube #feditips

https://youtu.be/2yt5JvFoGrw


Another day, another video.
A lot of us already have a large #Twitter #Network and would love to be able to easily search #Mastodon for them to fill out our network here.
The #Fedifinder site helps make this a reality and it recently got some updates.
This video walks through the steps to #Migrate your network across in minutes.
As always, any boosts are appreciated to spread the word... And a sub would be lovely. 😜 #twittermigration #twitterexodus #youtube #feditips

https://youtu.be/37S246Wr_JE


Yet another short video to add to the list of guides.
This one covers how to make use of the Advanced Web Interface to really tailor your web experience for #Mastodon.

For those that are used to things like #tweetdeck or the app #tweeten on Windows, this will be very familiar to you. And best of all, it is built right into Mastodon natively.

As always, boosts are appreciated to get the message out to all the newcomers.
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #feditips
https://youtu.be/I4l9FjzGywc


This seems to be becoming a habit of mine now as I begin to use Mastodon more and continue to learn more about it each day.

This one covers the options available to you when posting content such as Alt Text and Content Warnings but also talks about language settings and using filters to tidy up your timelines.

Any boosts will be greatly appreciated so we can help everyone get the most out of Mastodon.
#twittermigration #MastodonTips #accessibility #language #feditips

https://youtu.be/Pg0rtrUOoJY


OK, well this is getting far more interesting for me! 😎
Given the open nature of the #ActivityPub protocol, it is possible to pull in the Instagram alternative, Pixelfed, into your Mastodon Home Timeline.
This is great for those looking for an alternative to Instagram, but not wanting to use yet another app.

Here is another short video on how this works and how you can use it yourself!
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Instagram #Pixelfed #feditips

https://youtu.be/iPq-NqtTEqU


Following on from this Initial Mastodon Guide, I have been seeing a lot of people asking for tips on how to find people and content to fill in their Home Timeline.
I decided to make a follow up video on how to best use search and also cover why sometimes you don't get the results you expect.

https://youtu.be/9cIbSPPszIE

Any boosts will be appreciated to help others improve their Mastodon experience.
#TwitterExodus #TwitterMigration #Search #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.πŸ˜πŸ‘

And be sure to check out the threaded replies for more tips. I will continue to add more. πŸ‘πŸΌ
#twitterexodus #twittermigration #feditips
https://youtu.be/BpI-SplOXVE


Què compon cada línia de temps?

Diagrama que pots ajudar als nouvinguts a entendre el funcionament de Mastodon. #FediTips


Never use unofficial mastodon "instances", they are fake and can contain illegal material. Only use the official mastodon.social to access the Mastodon Network.

#feditips


SCAM ALERT!

BOOST FOR MAXIMUM EXPOSURE!

I just had this bot account favorite a post of mine.

The URL in the profile appears to be phishing for login details if the link is clicked.

Please report this account immediately!

BOOST FOR MAXIMUM EXPOSURE!

#ScamAlert #Phishing #StealingPersonalInformation #BotAccount #PleaseReport #FediTips #MastoAdmin
Image of a Mastodon account that is a bot account that is trying to phish login details via a specific URL in their profile.

mastodonbot@mastodon.cloud is the account that should be reported.


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.

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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