A short guide on fandom.ink account requests.

So some of you may have noticed registration for fandom.ink is either via invite code (if you know someone already on the server) or request (if you don’t). The latter method requires a short written request, and boy howdy do people have some wild-ass ideas about what to put here. So here’s a short guide:

  • f.ink is primarily a fandom-themed community, so do mention what fandoms you’re involved in.
  • Do mention any kind of fanish activities you do (fic, art, archiving, etc.).
  • Do give a general overview of what kinds of posts you might make (“I’m involved in MCU and cdrama fandom but mostly I just post about knitting”).
  • Do mention any other specific reasons you’d like to join the community (e.g. you know someone, are attracted by certain community rules, etc.).
  • Do mention where you can be found on other platforms (e.g. AO3, Tumblr, etc.), if you feel comfortable doing so.
  • Do mention if you want to use the account for RP or bot-purposes.
  • Do use a language other than English if that’s what you’re more comfortable in; I will do my best to Google Translate it.
  • Don’t bother telling me how much you hate other platforms. I don’t care.
  • Don’t write nothing at all.
  • A tricky (but bizarrely common) one: I appreciate your honesty in telling me all the times you’ve been banned from Twitter/Facebook/other Masto instances/whatever but, uh. I’m gonna need some more context, there. “I got banned from some.instance for calling the admin out for being a TERF” reads a lot different than “I keep getting banned from Twitter for sending YouTubers death threats.”
  • And, finally, don’t immediately email me demanding to know why your application wasn’t instantly approved. Because then it definitely, 100% will not be.
  • (But, that being said, do email if you have any general questions.)
2021-02-05T08:57:53+11:005th February, 2021|Tags: |

Happy birthday fandom.ink!

So according to my calendar, two years ago I impulse-bought a domain with the idea of running a fandom-focused Mastodon instance. fandom.ink was the result.

It has been a pretty wild ride,1 but I’ve met some amazing people, learned some valuable lessons, and had an absolute blast. Big shout-out to our user community and Patreon supporters, and here’s to many more years of tooting as we please.

  1. KPopocalypse, anyone? []
2020-12-03T09:15:20+11:003rd December, 2020|Tags: , , , |


… holy crap apparently fandom.ink is one year old today?

Massive, massive love to everyone who’s made this wildly more successful than I’d imagined it would ever be!1

I feel like I should do some kind of… I dunno. Year-in-review? But in lieu of that I will simply say:


  1. As well as a teeny tiny reminder of the Patreon, if you’d like to help out with some server costs. []
2019-12-04T08:03:09+11:003rd December, 2019|Tags: |

So I said I’d close registrations on fandom.ink when we hit about 500 active weekly users, and… we’ve (more-or-less) hit that! So, registrations are now closed for a little while.

If you have friends who want to join, you can still invite them by generating invite links.

2019-04-29T12:03:34+10:002nd February, 2019|Tags: |

bizarrekitten asked:

hi, i hope you don’t mind me having some questions regarding fandom. ink. do you have any intention of a) increasing the character limit on toots or b) having a public list of servers that have been blocked or silenced by fandom. ink? thank you and have a nice day!

a) This is, sadly, not something I can control with the way I currently have Mastodon deployed. I’m also generally of the opinion Masto itself is… not for extremely long posts? If you’re looking for something longform, there are other platforms out there that implement ActivityPub (i.e. people can follow and interact with them from Masto, and vice versa), like Plume and Write Freely, or even the WordPress plugin I use at my own blog (which you can see if you follow @alis@alis.me from Masto or similar).

b) It’s basically dzuk’s list, with a few extra silences to keep IRL porn instances off Federated (you can still follow them, just… quietly).

2019-04-29T12:03:36+10:0023rd January, 2019|Tags: , |


The beauty of getting someone else to do your infrastructure for you: last night while I was sleeping, fandom.ink was updated to Mastodon v2.7. This release has a bunch of new features, the main one being the directory (pictured above).

To say the directory was an, ahem, controversial feature would be butting it mildly, so the end result is opt-in via a setting on your profile.

Mastodon edit profile screen with the directory opt-in settin circled.

Opting in to the directory.

It’ll be interesting to see how this feature evolves, and in particular how it impacts the use of things like content tagging. But for now… there it is!

On the other hand, the main thing I’m jazzed for in 2.7 are the new moderation features, specifically the ability to send people narky emails from the UI when they do naughty things.1 Which, of course, no one is doing, because pretty much everyone on the instance is too nice. But, yanno. One day!2

  1. Or, yanno. ~gentle admin reminders~. []
  2. And in the meantime… I just suspend the spambots. Spambots don’t get emails, they just get banhammered. []
2019-04-29T12:03:32+10:0022nd January, 2019|Tags: , , |

Anonymous asked:

hi! i’m interested in joining fandom-ink, but i wanted to know if your instance is or will be blocking certain other instances to protect against potential harrassment and abuse. sorry if you’ve already addressed this and i overlooked it.

Yup, the fandom.ink server-level blocklist is based off the one published by dzuk.

2018-12-11T08:20:50+11:008th December, 2018|Tags: , , , |
Go to Top