Okay, let's do a straw poll. You need to recommend a Mastodon instance to a new user. You know nothing about them except that they're generally left-leaning. What instance do you recommend to them in good faith, and why?
Please note that I am specifically asking about Mastodon instances.
If you see this after January 3, 2022, please don't respond to or boost it; this is meant to be fairly rapid-response. <3
@noelle I’d say mastodon.lol is good. It’s a bit more general, but it’s what I picked. I saw the “for anti-fascists” and dove right on in.
@noelle If a cooperative or commons approach to running a Mastodon instance interests them... Social.coop; beyond that they can find and follow people on any instance and in that way cultivate their own space...
@noelle It's always a bit tricky, given some instances aren't accepting any new accounts, whilst some will upon request, or via invitations.
Generally, though, there's quite a few that would fit: rage.love, weirder.earth, sunbeam.city, cybre.space, octodon.social..
Just Ellie (and perhaps some of her toys).