The Republic of Queerland welcomes you. Our republic is home to the majestic city of Howly, the quaint island town of Wolfville, and many loveable citizens.
Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:
"Cross-posting" is the automatic copying of posts from one platform to another.
If you use an app, like Twidere or PostyBirb, that lets you simultaneously post to both Twitter and Mastodon, that's completely fine.
But if you use an automated cross-poster, the following applies:
Cross-posting from this Mastodon instance to other platforms is fully permitted.
Cross-posting into this Mastodon instance from another platform is generally forbidden.
If you cross-post from here to Twitter and want to share tweets here with commentary that cross-posts effectively as quote retweets, that's completely fine though.
I simply do not want to see people having 95% of their posts here being cross-posts from Twitter, and then no interaction happening here.
Thanks to Mastodon's open API, there are a wide range of apps available from third-party developers. On Android, Tusky is a clear favourite. On iOS, Metatext is a favourite. On mobile and web, Elk & Pinafore are two great choices.
Mastodon also has an official app for both iOS and Android but it is not listed here as it's not great and controversial choices have been made with it. Fedilab is a popular app also not listed here, as the devs made a bad move a few years back I can't support. Cuckoo+, a Google+ style web app, is not listed as it's tied to an instance notorious for CSAM. tooot is not listed either as it sends requests from your device to originating instances to get more complete reply threads and post info, bypassing instance blocks in the process which is unsafe. Mammoth and the former abandoned paid app Mast are not listed for the same reasons as tooot, same for Sengi too. Tusky, Metatext, Elk, & Pinafore are my recommendations.
Additional apps not listed above may be available here..
Many people on the fediverse are here to escape using privacy invading services. It's appreciated to at least also link to a privacy frontend instance when you create posts linking to said place if possible. See below a list of links you can use.
All these front-ends use the same URL path format as the service's normal domains, so all you need to change is the domain part.. Make sure it isn't a shortened link though such as with Tiktok share links.
There is sadly nothing that works any longer for Facebook or Insta as they're pains in the ass.
Disclaimer: these links are just wildcard redirects to public instances I use, but do not run. Use the original instance domains if you fancy, though if one goes down, I can easily update the redirect to another live instance with my links.
Signing up to this instance is by invite only. If you would like an invite and I know you, please contact me.
Besides what should be the obvious, such as bigotry, harassment, illegal content, and most things from this instance's rules, here are some reasons that will result in an instance suspension..
You may not agree with my reasons. But you have no entitlement in being in my space. I value protecting my space everyday over a random person I don't know.
I have multiple spreadsheets available with information on everything blocked, and that can be directly imported by regular users.
Detailed information and reasoning about everything that I'm blocking can be seen via this detailed spreadsheet file (.xlsx format).
For regular users, I have two CSV files available to import as instance blocks/mutes.
Be sure to check the domains of who you don't want to accidently block.
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2D characters: Created with Gacha Club.