#feditips ☑️

there is no "verified" label on mastodon (the people who seem to have one just use a custom emoji). _but_ that doesn't mean there's no way to prove your account is actually yours.

if you have a website, you can put a link of the following format on it:

<a rel="me" href="(link to your mastodon profile page)">...</a>

this link can be anywhere on the website's index page.

if you do this and then set one of the "profile metadata" fields to link to that website, mastodon will see the link back to your profile page and show that link as "verified" by coloring it green and adding a checkmark.

for example, my profile has a verified link to my website.

You can invite your friends to join by creating an invite link for them. Go to social.tulsa.ok.us/invites if you're on Tulsa Social or look for the "Invite People" link in your preferences to do so.

It's a good idea to limit the number or amount of time though rather than leave it unlimited.

It's not a bad idea to consider smaller instances such as a regional instance. Larger instances may become overwhelmed during periods of high activity.

Did a little maintenance to deal with a spammy political Twitter bridge and prune some dead instances. Hopefully that gets things cleaned back up again.

If you don't wish your posts to stick around forever, try going to social.tulsa.ok.us/statuses_cl and set those options.

If you're not regularly logging in but would like to get notified by email when something happens, try going to social.tulsa.ok.us/settings/pr (email notifications are off by default).

Are you in ? Want to move to an up and coming instance? Feel free to give us a signup or ask one of our users to send you an invite!

We're still accepting new users, however, approvals may be delayed while our mods have lives.

You can use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on Mastodon by going to:

Preferences > Account > Two Factor Auth > Click "Set Up" and follow the instructions

It is compatible with TOTP authentication apps such as Aegis Authenticator, Google Authenticator and lots of others.

#MastoTips #FediTips #2FA #TwoFactorAuthentication #InfoSec

A couple good apps to try, both available on @fdroidorg right now:

@AndStatus - Fantastic offline support, though somewhat limited on offline support.

@fedilab@toot.fedilab.app - Very fully featured and well polished app, great for folks with reliable data coming from other networks

When you're first getting started, it's a good idea to check the "Other" section in Preferences, and select the languages of posts you want to read.

Search engine indexing is also disabled by default, if you wish to opt in to indexing, you can set here as well.


Tulsa Social

Federated social networking for northeast Oklahoma