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Some more popular Fediverse hashtags:

#AmReading - Discussing books you are reading

#AskMastodon / #MastoHelp / #AskFediverse - Requests for advice or assistance

#Caturday - Photos of your cats posted on a Saturday

#SFFBookClub - Discussing sci-fi and fantasy books

#Sporespondence - Posts about mushrooms and fungi

#MastoRadio - Italian langugage discussion of music tracks

#VendrediLecture - French language discussion of books on Fridays

#MastoTips #FediTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

You can find interesting conversations on the Fediverse by searching for popular hashtags.

Some good tags include:

#DogsOfMastodon - Photos of good bois and girls

#FF & #FollowFriday - Recommended follows

#Florespondence - Plants and flowers

#Introduction & #Introductions - People new to the Fediverse

#MastoArt - Artists showing their work on the Fedi

#NP & #NowPlaying - Recommended music tracks

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips #Tags #Hashtags

Have you wondered what the "Local" and "Federated" links do on Mastodon?

Local shows the latest posts from just your home instance (the site you signed up to Mastodon on). The posts are displayed in chronological order.

Federated shows the latest posts from all instances (but only from accounts followed by at least one person on your instance).

Smaller instances tend to have more interesting Local feeds, because they are quieter and much easier to follow.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

HomeTown is a fork of Mastodon which lets you make instance-only posts, adjust character limits and read long form rich text blog posts.

It's still part of the Fediverse, and HomeTown users can interact with Mastodon users totally fine.

Tech people can get self-hosting instructions here:

Non-tech people can use a managed hosting service to start their own HomeTown instance:

#HomeTown #Mastodon #MastoTips #FediTips #Fediverse

You can use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on Mastodon by going to:

Preferences > Account > Two Factor Auth > Click "Set Up" and follow the instructions

It is compatible with TOTP authentication apps such as Aegis Authenticator, Google Authenticator and lots of others.

#MastoTips #FediTips #2FA #TwoFactorAuthentication #InfoSec

The "CW" icon on Mastodon stands for "Content Warning". The contents of the post is hidden, and you have to click on the warning to see the contents.

It was originally introduced so people could hide potentially upsetting topics, but it can be used for any purpose.

Many people hide political posts with a "Pol" content warning, while others use CWs to hide spoilers on posts about films.

Some use CWs to tell a joke in the warning, with the punchline revealed in the contents.


It's really irritating if you accidentally delete, unfollow or unboost something on Mastodon.

However, you can stop this happening by going to:

Preferences > Appearance > Confirmation Dialogs, tick the boxes for actions that should require confirmation, then click "Save Changes"

Every time you do these things, a confirmation dialogue box will appear asking if you're sure.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

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