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This instance is aimed at scientists, science students, science communicators, or anyone with a rational mindset wanting to interact with each other and to help share science-related topics and thinking to the wider Fediverse.

So come here to ask questions, answer questions, and to share ideas with other science-minded folk. The federated nature of the network will also help to spread your science know-how and enthusiasm with the rest of the Mastodon network!

We are only a small instance at the moment but we are stable and secure.

What is Mastodon anyway?

There’s a great guide here which is worth reading to ensure you get the most out of your time here.

Who is the admin?

Hi, I’m Dave Williamson! I am a post-doctoral researcher at King’s College London. I set up, maintain, and administer this instance and the server that it runs on.

What are the rules for this instance?

Please read our Code of Conduct to learn about our community’s standards (TL;DR: please just be civil).

Please read our Privacy Policy to learn about how we use the information you supply to us when you register (TL;DR: we won’t sell your identity).

Why do new accounts require approval?

TL;DR: You need to provide a reason for wanting to join this instance in the space provided.

In order to reduce the occurrence of spam, new accounts are reviewed by a human who will decide to approve or reject your application.

Approval is based on what you type into the ‘Why do you want to join?’ box on the sign-up page.

You need to type something to convince the moderators that you are not a spam-bot and also that you have a genuine interest in joining the instance. So just give a quick introduction or just say you love science. Anything legible will do!

If you do not type anything in this box then you will be rejected. If you type something but it’s clearly spam or just nonsense keyboard-mashing then your request will be rejected.

How long does new account approval take?

The new account review process is manual and is undertaken by an actual human.

In general, new accounts are reviewed within a few hours. However, depending on the time and season, it may take up to 24 hours.

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