If you'd like to set up your own Mastodon instance, I created a basic guide. It runs you through Let's Encrypt and nginx settings so you'll have A+ SSL and IPv6 too (for instances.mastodon.xyz):
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@TheAdmin What's the policy on inactive accounts on this instance?
I assume after the recent surge of newcomers some will stop using it possibly taking up usernames people would like to have themselves.
@TheKinrar Feature Request for mastodon.xyz: A second field to add rules/why makes that herd/instance a place to join
So the idea with the Federation is there can be many communities with their own rules/main topics right?
If I'm interested in many things, let's say Red and Purple. Do I join both the Red and Purple mastodon instances (ie 2 accounts now)? Or do I join one and then use the federated timeline to see the other?
I've seen some great write-ups to explain Mastodon but this info would be useful for any non-technical person.
Hey I wrote an article about this whole Mastodon thing http://www.stjanemedia.co/jjs-desk/2017/4/8/mastodon-lets-you-run-your-own-twitter-or-join-theirs
Just published a blog post on a handy script I wrote to help create fairly safe/easy to use SSH keys.
I know a little about a lot.
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Generalistic and moderated instance.