Hello folks dipping their toes in the fediverse :)
Please make sure you fill out your bios and make an introductory post so we know who you are and follow you.
If you’re here after following me from Twitter (sorry, Musk Social), ping me and let me know so I can follow you back.
@aral I’ve not been in here for a couple of years. For some reason I’m back today. 😉 Nice to see the welcoming message.
@aral i'm here in part from following you on Twitter 😁
I was on Mastodon very early on but fell out of it because there weren't enough people. It feels very different and much more accessible now!
@nielsa Hey, welcome back! And that’s great to here. It really have come a long way in the five or so years since I joined :)
@aral Hello Aral! Thanks for the welcome 😄 I saw a talk on Small Tech a while ago, so your name is familiar to me already!
@neilbutler Hey Neil, welcome to the fediverse.
If you get a chance, please do set up your bio and make an introductory post so people know who you are and can follow you :)
@shauncbryant Welcome :)
Do try and set up your bio and make an introductory post so folks can find you.
@EAUnbound Hey Geoff, you’re very welcome (and welcome to the fediverse!) :)
The admins mostly (entirely?) keep the lights on via donations. Some, I guess, might have the means to keep a server running for the common good.
Best thing to do would be to ask publicly. I’ll boost your post and hopefully the right folks will reply :)
@EAUnbound yeah, it's rather hidden. In the Web UI, in the default mode, there's a tiny "About this server" link on the left.
@EAUnbound I’ve seen a bunch who use things like Patreon to allow community members to contribute to monthly costs, and I’ve also seen small servers like my own survive on a single financial backing which is usually just the Admin putting up the cost.
Personally I’m a big fan of crowdsourced funding for Instances.
I hope this helps even just a little bit.
@aral Thanks to you (Twitter) I’m now trying to get familiar with mastodon 😆. Still searching for the best iOS client (something like Apollo for Reddit)
This is my personal Mastodon.