@rodti Did you actually start it before checking Mastodon out by any other means?
@Gargron I read up on Mastodon but didn't start an account until I had my own instance up and running.
@Gargron I realise this is maybe a fringe case, but I self-host a whole pile of stuff and so when I read about Mastodon I thought 'this is for me' and had an instance spun up in about ten minutes.
and that's what I'm currently using to run this instance from the official docker containers. I got my first set of peeps to follow off of threads about Mastodon on Lobste.rs and HackerNews.
@Gargron I registered mastodon.scot in April 2017 and had my own account on there until I started mas.to in (I think) March last year.
Hello! This is mas.to, a general-purpose, predominantly English-speaking instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon, and want to make this instance special. We've settled on a nice, short domain name, keep up-to-date with the latest Mastodon updates and features and want to make an easygoing and fun place to interact with other Mastodon users.