Hello Newcomers
Hello! I don't actually expect anyone to join right now, since I haven't done any promotion. But in case you do, I'm setting up this new instance. You are welcome to create a new account and it would be great to have you! That being said, you might notice that the community list is fairly empty right now, even if you check "All". This is, because the federation doesn't work instantaneously, instead people have to manually go to a community by typing the URL (like ). Only then does this instance start tracking activity from the community on another instance. The same goes for posts and comments! Old posts are only tracked when users interact with it (so some old post might not show up at first). Finally, I can't get the URL of some communities to work here. No idea why, but that's WIP. Either way, happy to have you here, enjoy your time (off Reddit :) ).

Offering help/support
Hi, I only joined recently. I'm using the fediverse via this instance daily. While I am not a social media power user, I have some technical knowledge, mostly around programming and operations. It is basically what pays the bills, after all. Today, the app that I use for interacting with the fediverse, jerboa, wanted me to disconnect because this instance's version is below the minimum suggested version. And from past experience I know how hard managing a service for the public can be, especially keeping an eye out, upgrading, decisions for the greater good etc. So, I am willing to put the money where the mouth is, figuratively **and** literally. I'm offering either assistance with managing this instance, or to pay part of the costs of running this instance. Towards any of these ends, I am also ready to join any matrix chat you suggest, so we can discuss this further. What do you think, [@pancakefriday](

Hello :)
It looks like maybe people are joining here, which is great! You can say hi here, if you want to :)