A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that #Mastodon is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.

Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.

kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

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@kev Very good work! Two tweaks I'd be tempted to make:

- in "The Fediverse", it might be worth noting that you don't have to remember everyone's full @name@instance; folks unfamiliar with Masto might inadvertently see that as a point of friction. Perhaps a screenshot showing the usual autocomplete once you start entering someone's username?

- in "Moderation Tools", perhaps note (AFAIK) that reports are sent to /your/ instance's admin, and /if you choose/, to the remote admin as well.

@porsupah you're not the first to mention the auto-complete thing, and you're absolutely right. I just added an extra paragraph and image to that effect.

I've deliberately stayed light on the reporting info, as it's pretty straightforward once someone actually knows where the option is.

Thanks for the feedback. 👍

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