How do I register an account?

Registering an account on a mastodon instance is relatively easy, but there are a few things you should know before starting. First of all, it is important to choose a server that you would like your account to reside on. While we hope that you will join us here at Inadvertently Online, a good source to find instances is on the offical mastodon website: Once you've figure out where you would like your account to live the next step is to navigate to the sign up page.

It's important to read through the instances rules and make sure you agree to them before continuing. Failure to comply with the rules can result in moderative actions on your and in some case on the entire instance. Generally the rules boil down to being a nice person. Inadvertently Online's rules can be found here, and are fairly common for what to expect from other instances.

After reading the rules and agreeing to them, the next step is to fill out the application. It's important to know that once you complete the application your user handle can not be changed, so pick wisely. Once the form is complete all the is left is to confirm your email and start posting. With that, welcome to the Fediverse!

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  1. Choose an Instance
  2. Navigate to Sign Up page
  3. Read and agree to the rules (or find a different instance)
  4. Fill out the application form
  5. Confirm your email