finally i got in, my password and email address was not working before and I was locked out of mastodon. I tried clearing cookies that did not work. Then i tried the reset email function that did not work either. The email never came to reset it. Then I tried the confirmation email link and it gave me a error message but then afterwards i was able to log in. I hope these bugs get fixed. IT was unsettling to be locked out.
There are articles on using Mastodon. This is the one I read when I started in 2019, which is somewhat dated but may still help: https://lifehacker.com/a-beginner-s-guide-to-mastodon-1828503235
Some more tips from me:
Mastodon has hashtags. Sometimes they don't autofill.
You can post gifs, but so far there are no apps with a search engine, so you'll have to save them on your device in order to post them. The same goes for static images.
Mastodon supports DMs, but it's done differently on each app or web interface.
Welcome to resistance.social! I’m Maria, one of the moderators here. You may know me from other instances. Administrator @TonyStark, other moderators @NatashaRomanoff, @SteveRogers, and I have moved here to our new home along with our #HeroesResist friends. Our primary purpose is political but we also like to enjoy ourselves. Please check out “about this server” in the lower left corner of this page to learn more.
It looks like only about a third of my followers made it over to the new account. That shouldn't happen. If you happen to see that I'm not following you any more and I was, right now I'm following so few people that I will certainly see the number increase, so please follow me again! DMs may or may not show up. Mastodon is much nicer than 🐦 but has some hiccups!
We will be migrating there over the next days.
Anyone is welcome to sign up as long as they follow our clear rules, which are the same as general Mastodon rules; no hate speech, no racism, no homophobic or transphobic content, etc.
No harrassment of any kind.
We will, like other instances, be able to interact with other instances. If I'm following you now, I'll still be.
You're welcome to join and we can help with migration. Thank you. I'm grateful for the support and team we've grown. 2/2
After bouncing around a few instances and learning quite a bit about #Mastodon over the last 14 months, Heroes Resist has decided to establish it's own instance.
This has been in our minds for quite some time since people on Twitter/birdsite asked me to find a place to gather for social media that would be safe for resistance work and away from Twitter's constant account limitations, privacy invasions, and Trump.
That place has been created.
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“The ultimate covid-19 mystery: Why does it spare some and kill others?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-ultimate-covid-19-mystery-why-does-it-spare-some-and-kill-others/2020/06/16/f6acc1a0-ab35-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html