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.)