tips for newcomers
follow, boost and fave all you like! we don't care about follow ratios and faves are private. go hog wild!
boosting your own posts is 100% ok. no shame. the TL is chronological, so there's no algorithm to fight.
please do use CWs. if in doubt, use one just to be safe.
hashtags are your friends and really the only effective way to search for posts. be sure to use them to maximize your reach.
don't be afraid to engage. dumping pictures is fine but stay and chat a bit too!
home TL: posts by people you follow, and stuff they boost
local TL: only posts from users on your instance
federated TL: a wild frontier of all the posts from every instance yours communicates with. the dark souls of mastodon
@extinct thanks for the tips!
Is there a way to search across multiple instances?
If i hit search in my home instance it only shows results from the instance and i haven't seen a convinient way to search other places yet
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