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You can very easily browse hashtags on the Fediverse by going to a large Mastodon instance and using the address (instance)/tags/(hashtag).

For example:

mastodon.social/tags/recipe

This page includes public posts from the Fediverse using that hashtag. You don't need to be logged in to view the page.

Click on a post date to see it enlarged with replies.

Different instances show different combinations of posts, depending on who people follow on that instance.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #Fediverse

Looking for other members of this instance? There is a directory (djs.social/explore) but users need to opt-in in order to be listed there.

You can follow multiple hashtags on Mastodon very easily:

1. Search for a hashtag
2. Go to the search results column, open its options and select "Pin"
3. On the pinned column, open its options and select "Include additional tags for this column"
4. Add all the hashtags you want to follow to "Any of these"

This pinned column will then show results for the tags you add to it.

It allows you to follow topics in a single column the same way you would follow people.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #Hashtags

Mastodon users,

If you want to protect your followers' privacy, you can make your follower lists private:

1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Preferences
3. Tick the "Hide your network" box
4. Select "Save Changes"

You will still see your list of followers, but others won't.

(This also hides the list of who you follow.)

#MastoTips #Mastodon #Privacy

Want to learn more about the rules of this instance? We don't have a lot of them but they are important.

djs.social/about/more

Highlights from v2.7.2:

The error page elephant animation is now hover-to-play

The conversations column now always displays the list of other participants in the conversation, instead of the most recent one

Unicode in URLs and quotations around them get turned into links the expected way now

New checks guard the ActivityPub inbox against storing deliveries that nobody asked for

And many other fixes

To mention a user on your instance you only need to @ the username. To mention a user on another instance you need to @ their full address (their username AND their instance name).

Protip: If you right click on a user and choose 'mention...' it will do the right thing for you.

You can follow people by pressing the follow button on their profile (top right in the web UI). Finding people is usually done by already knowing the person's account details or by finding them in the federated or timeline if you like their posts.

You can also use the search box in the top left on the web UI.

You can also look at the accounts that you already follow and check their followers out.

Everyone please welcome our new moderators @astromech and @Django they will help @damien with moderation duties moving forward. Thanks for the help you guys!

Don't want promos in your feed? You can use filters (djs.social/filters/new) to filter out any posts with the hashtag 🌈 🌈

Self-promo posts are now tolerated on this instance as long as you use the hashtag in your post.

If you are posting promos to your tracks, podcasts or mixes be kind to other users who might want to filter that out and use the hashtag in your post.

#Mastodon v2.7.1 is out:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Mostly hotfixes, such as for broken SSO deployments, and a PostgreSQL <9.5 fallback migration not copying counters correctly

#Mastodon v2.6.3:

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Another backport. There is an important performance fix that was missing in 2.6.2 and some smaller fixes.

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djs.social

djs.social is a social network by DJs for DJs. It's like Twitter...but without the BS. The community centers around DJs and DJing. We are non-profit so you can be sure you data will always remain yours and will never be sold to anyone. The site is actively moderated so we keep the trolls at bay.