Lots of folks are looking beyond Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Here's a slew of other options to explore.
if you're a small instance and need some way to send confirmation email, and you can't just use your ISPs obscure email service - I can set you up with an SMTP account on my server that I use for all domains
Remember that you implicitly trust whoever runs that service though, so while it could easily handle 2000 outgoing emails a day, you probably don't want to trust me with that
Question #mastoadmin folk: whats the best way to get broader federation on a new instance these days? New server has a decent start but I hesitate to install a follow bot and relays seem messy.
CSS Style For Identifying Undescribed Media
Recently, several users expressed a desire for a way to quickly check if the images in the toot they were about to boost were described. It would be nice if Mastodon itself offered warnings for that, as well as for forgetting to describe media in your own posts, but until then, this is actually one problem admins can fix on our own!
All you need to do is go into the site settings and add a bit of CSS code that will display a red border around any undescribed media. There are two examples available, depending on how subtle or noticeable you want the border to be; experiment and see what you like!
Thanks to @IngaLovinde for thinking of the starting code and @FiXato for improving on it! They did all the work here; I am just sharing this along.
Open this post in a new tab and look at the image to see how this can look like. The example image is my avatar, described in another pinned post.
Howdy folks! We're temporarily pausing open registrations for a bit! However, you can still invite your friends by generating an invite here: https://meemu.org/invites or by asking one of the mod squad to generate one for you
Announcement: The #Fedivision Song Contest is open for original submissions of music from now until Friday, 28th of May, 23:59 UTC! Please send your artist name, song name, your chosen ficitional country and a link to your song to this account here, I'll collect everything!
Voting will take place from Saturday, 29th 12:00 (noon) UTC to Sunday, 30th, 12:00!
Requesting a whole bunch of posts (user-agent is already in my bad bots list, so it's just getting HTTP 503 responses):
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; BLEXBot/1.0; +http://webmeup-crawler.com/)
i am the admin account for meemu.org, thank u!
i am also a real live cat!
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