Welcome to the Cafe! Grab a latte, find a seat, rub someone's belly or find someone to stuff in yours *wink*.
Because Mastodon is built on the Rails framework, there is a very niffy feature available to users with a smartphone. Instead of downloading an app from your phone's play store, when viewing the website in a browser on your phone, open up the Browser Settings and select "Send to Home". This will put an app icon on your home screen that is an app for this instance, fully contained, and taking up only a few KB on average. You'll get the same control you get as on a desktop or in an app, without the hassle.
That said, there are several apps available for mobile phones, and they have not been tested with this server configuration. Your mileage may vary.
There is more profile text space available then a normal Mastodon profile, so fill it up with stuff about you! Traditionally, Masto users put in the preferred pronouns, some hobbies they like, a few emoji, that sort of stuff.
Your profile picture and header image can include animated gifs as well!
You can now also show your ownership of other online sites and profiles by adding a link that includes the rel=me meta code! For twitter, this is as simple as putting your Mastodon Profile page in the website field in your twitter profile, and your twitter profile in one of your mastodon profile fields! For other websites, check your Profile Edit page for more detailed instructions.
The post length is set to 500 characters.
We ask that you enable Sensitive Media on all uploads by default in your profile settings, out of respect for our neighboring instances. If and image you want to share is Safe For Work and does not include any gore, genitalia, or explicit acts (would you show it to your mother?), then feel free to disable the sensitive filter for that image!
If you are coming from Twitter and want to be able to cross post, we recommend two things. First, connect to the mastodon bridge so your twitter/mastodon friends can find your account easily. Second, pick one of the popular cross posting services to send your content back and forth. We recommend Donte.com.br because it will allow you to add Content Warnings to your posts shared from Twitter.
In addition to the standard emoji you might see on your phone, we have the ability to add custom emoji, similar to what you might see in a Discord server or Telegram stickers. You can add these to a post by opening the Emoji picker or adding the shortcode in the format of :emoji_name: with colons at each end of the emoji name. If you spell it correctly, you should see some recommended emoji pop up automatically.
Only admin may upload or copy these from other Mastodon Instances. If you see an emoji on Mastodon and would like to use it yourself, follow these steps:
We have a barista! Well, it's more of a greeter, not so great at making coffee yet. You probably automatically started following them when you first joined! What @Ambassador does is boost popular toots on our instance. It's a good way to break your filter bubble, find out what's hot, and showcase our best toots to other instances as well! If you can find an active @Ambassador account on another instance, they might also be a good way to get to know that instance without making an account there!🔝
All users should read and abide by the following guidelines. Administrators and Moderators have the power to make a final decision regarding their enforcement.
This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji made by Dzuk, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License .🔝