I wonder who patient zero is for today's barrage of harassers and abuse. It's always such a fun mystery.

@wilw Dude I'm sorry man. If its anyone from my server let me know.

I still say your a pretty good dude so your ok in my book for whatever that is worth.

@freemo @wilw  i know a good way to avoid harassers don't use your real name just a suggestion.

@ben666 While I'm sure that would be effective, I'm not sure I'd want to have to live a life where I had to hide who I was all the time just so I didnt get harassed.

Then what if the news gets out it is you? You have to move to a new account and start making friends all over again?

I dunno I'm not sure that would be any better for him honestly.


@freemo @wilw if you use it well nobody will ever know like i could be anybody im nothing and i think it will be the only way to avoid it. i guess it just deepens on how badly you want to avoid it.
@ben666 @freemo I'm probably going to sound like a jerk for saying this, but if you have a "personal brand", then going anonymous isn't going to suit your plans for social media.
@moonman @freemo that is true being well known has its bad sides. so it would depend on your plans for social media

So someone is being an arsehole and you glorious advice is to hide?
Mastodon is my source of positivity but you can't be serious.
@wilw @freemo

@commandelicious @wilw @freemo  its just following logic its simple. source of positivity you cant always get what you want.

@ben666 @wilw @freemo
No it's not logic and it's not simple.
Saying "it's prooven that ..." isn't a proof.
I am going to mute your instance now, have fun on mastodon but be a less shit person please, even though I doubt a shitposter ever can be a good one. Bye.

@commandelicious @wilw @freemo first its not proof its logic its not the same thing. i can only say that is very disapointing already talking about muting . and how is saying that being anonymous will get you less harrasment  being a shit person. oh and freemo see what i mean?
@freemo @wilw @commandelicious well see the instance im on and then see that it is used as an https://shitposter.club/attachment/1248822 excuse to say i was shitposting and it should be muted while i was very nice and did not shitpost while i could have and he was not so nice.

If someone wants to personally mute you or your instance that is their right. Even if they just find someone uninteresting and want to mute them I dont see the problem

No one is obligated to listen to you.

@freemo i dint mean that i mean using the excuse of shitposting that im a shit person  while i was being nice that is what i mean using excuses for just not liking what someone said and even using the name of the instance as an excuse because thats why i must be shitposting all the time.when i was clearly not. because saying i will block you because i dont like what you said does not sound good or make you look good that is what i mean.
@commandelicious @ben666 @wilw @freemo It's more like not being so attached to having an AFK identity online presence. Honestly it's mostly a liability. I've lost track of how many identities I have online.
@moonman @wilw @freemo @commandelicious me to i have different identity's to on mastodon i just have a few with the same name but on different instances i keep them all with a password manager.
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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***