As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.
We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:2048 character limit (not 500). 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160). full column width (not fixed size). more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search). Audio upload (not limited to videos only). full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users). trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here) boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone). Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one! We have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages). We host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think ! In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think ! If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer ! Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore. We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet ) We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host
Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.
Never hesitate to contact the admin team if you have any questions!
Please read the FAQ below or at https://mastodon.host/about/more to get started.Mastodon.host's community guidelines
These are the rules we ask our users to follow.
Be kind and respectful to other users. Please treat other Mastodon users the way you treat valued friends, so that this will be a safe and positive place for everyone.
Don't advertise or spam. Mastodon.host is a place for people to connect to other people. It is not for advertisers, spammers, etc. Do not post spammy content. Do not include spammy content in your profiles. Do not use our direct messaging system to send spammy content or links to other users. We delete spam accounts as soon as we see them.
Do not post or share any illegal stuff, advertisements, harassment, discrimination, xenophobia.
Do not post anything that is illegal in Europe or the USA. Lolicons, for example, may be illegal. So please don't share that kind of thing here.
Your avatar must be appropriate for a general audience. Your avatar is an image that represents you and appears next to messages (toots) that you send. You are welcome to upload a custom avatar image. But please, make sure your avatar image is a one that people will feel comfortable having on their computer screens while children are looking over their shoulders. So no erotic or gory avatars, please. Also, do not boost content from accounts of those who have erotic or gory avatars, as that would cause those avatars to display on our local timeline.
Add content warnings if you are posting content that some users may wish to avoid, such as content that is erotic, gory, etc. This applies to text, pictures, audio, and videos. If you would not open that content in front of your boss/spouse/kids, use the content warning feature, and add specific warning text (for example: "gory photo of serious injury with lots of blood") so that users will have a general idea of what is behind your content warning. That way individual users will see the content warning, and decide for themselves if they want to click and view the content you have shared.
Please tag your content appropriately
If you post content that is not safe for work, tag it with #NSFW, and with any other hashtags that are appropriate. This will help people to use our filter feature to filter out content they don't want to see.
If you add tags that are descriptive labels for your content (things like #cat #Paris #garden #beer, #photography, whatever) you will help people who share your interests to find your content.
Please use common sense. Don't do illegal stuff, don't discriminate, don't be racist, sexist, etc.
Please report problem users Please report users who violate our community guidelines. If you receive spam or harassment from another user, we want to hear about it. Use the 'report' feature or send a direct message to our admin team.
Filter out annoying people or content. If you find a user who annoys you but is not violating our guidelines, we expect that you will deal with the issue by muting or blocking the account that annoys you, or by using Mastodon's filters to remove content that you dislike. That should solve the problem! If it doesn't, contact us.
Please do not engage with users who are being rude or inappropriate.
We try to post in English so everyone understands, but that rule is not enforced at all ;)
Most importantly: have fun and be nice to each other!Regarding bots
Mastodon.host will never share your data with anyone, unless we receive a valid legal request that demands our compliance. So far, Mastodon.host has never received a legal request for user data.Who are the mastodon.host admins? @WeAreAllOne for being the first to donate to support the server costs! Thank you Ann for the support and the message :) Thank you Nikki for the paypal donation :) Thank you Mark for the paypal donation of almost a month of hosting ! Thank you Andrew for the paypal donation of more than 2 months of hosting ! Pär, you sponsored 2 months of hosting, wow thank you !! C.C. thank you !! your paypal donations are highly appreciated ! ( let me know if I can disclose a username or something else ! ) Instance picture from Sasin Tipchai
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