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I've had numerous different accounts over the last few years, but these are the currently active ones.


Here are some links to help you pick your instance (give you an idea of what behaviour is expected, if there are any subject specialisations, etc). You will want to do more research into an instance before joining, because a lot are trash. It's now pretty easy to move your account between instances though.

Instance Notes Australian Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, and records people. Avantwhatever-related, so Au mostly-sound artists. Play chess over activitypub 👌
D♭ Major Music-making. Tabletop games. Digital preservation. My game-making related one. Seems very communal. The admin maintains their own fork called Hometown, with stuff like instance-only posts. Music-focused. I had an account here, but other members' tastes were pretty bland. Motorsport, English/French. Italian. Not sure about the rules. Italian, Antifa. Hosts Animal Crossing and Pokémon themed instances. Mostly Japanese. Another communal-feeling instance. Kinda an art/tech crossover instance. They host other services too. Roblox! Runners/trainers/sneakers. Australian. Not sure about the rules. Music-making. Been round for a bit, admin. seems alright.



At this point most clients support all the features you'd expect.


For using multiple accounts I like Subway Tooter. It's open-source, and on F-droid. I think it's mostly by Japanese developers, so you should considering submitting translations if you notice any language oddities. I've done it before via Github and it was easy if you're familiar with the web interface. It feels kinda scrappy, but has lots of neat features.

The most popular Android client is Tusky, and I keep meaning to try it again. When I first used it it didn't support multiple accounts, but it's had that ability for ages now.


Toot is a curses-based Mastodon client which looks pretty nice!

Web Browser

Brutaldon is a browser client designed to work with Lynx, so it forgoes the JavaScripty stuff.




I don't actually use these, but they're a helpful resource none-the-less.

Most useful is the #fediBlock tag.


I keep a repo. of the CSS changes I make to GM.S at: rjt/mastodon-custom.css-gms, and some especiallu useful ones are on Mastodon Admin§CSS page.

This bozo made a handy list of CSS selectors and HTML elements they effect: Using Custom CSS with Mastodon. I don't approve of them personally though.

There are a few styles shared at: psydwannabe/mastodon-snippets/tree/master/CSS


ataribaldessari Art nonsense.
Bottomless Pits in Games Updates from Bottomless Pits in Games.
ClassicsOfGame Updates from ClassicsOfGame.
Dark Souls Gear Bot Generated souls_series item descriptions.
DeviantArt Stamps Stamps from DeviantArt. Hosted on a shit instance though.
Geocities Jukebox MIDI files (converted) from Geocities archive.
Hapax Hegemon Words.
Indie Random Website Mostly interesting websites, sometimes it seems like ads :/
Lost N64 Generated N64 box art.
ШISΓ Abstract, mistish.
Pixel Monster Bot Sheets of 6×6 pixel creatures.
SimCity2000 Traffic Helicopter AI-generated SimCity 2000 maps.
threethousanddreams AI-generated images from a fantasy universe.
Untitled Dream Stills Screenshots from LSD: Dream Emulator.
Wikipedia Haiku 'Sentences from Wikipedia pages that accidentally form Haiku.'


So far I've just setup a bot that posts once a day if a Youtube channel is updated. Wasn't too hard!

You can check it out at

I used Feed2toot, which uses Python, and takes care of registering itself (bots/apps need to register to get an ID and stuff). Here're the steps I took.

  1. Make the bot account. Do this like you'd make any other account. Make sure you edit the account's profile so it gets labelled as a bot. Typically people will also say who owns the bot, how often it posts, and where they got their script from.
  2. Grab Feed2toot from gitlab and set it up following the instructions in the readme.
  3. FIXME

Mine's hosted on my namecheap shared server. To set it up there you:

  1. Go into cpanel and register a Python app (just type 'python' in the search bar to find it). This creates a virtual environment and instructions on how to get into it, which you need to install modules with pip, as well as use a current version of Python. Make sure the app is using a current version of Python, so something like 3.6.
  2. SSH into your server and navigate to the directory you setup the app in.
  3. Copy the command from the python app page in cpanel to enter the virtual environment.
  4. Follow the instructions on the gitlab to set things up, starting from pip install feed2toot (whereever it says pip3 or python3 just drop the 3).
  5. You can also setup a cron job in cpanel. Dunno if this's right, but it works, mine uses three commands separated by && to switch into the virtual environment, change to the directory I want, then run the script pointing to the location of my .INI file.

※ If you want to host multiple bots with feed2toot, each bot will need its own install of it. This limitation may not exist with other Masto bot things.

See Also


  • Masto blue: #282c37

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mastodon.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/07 23:26 by rjt