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So what is Mastodon? The phenomenon known as Mastodon can be explained as being a mix of Twitter and Facebook, only with fewer bullies, trolls, and neo-Nazis (we at Werebeast IO actively block federation with sites such as and similar to G*b). It's also a social network but without all the venture capitalism and big corporatism that you tend to find with the aforementioned, so don't expect us to tolerate big business or data-mining of any kind here.

We will never tolerate the monetization of your personal data here and that's a promise, so therefore analytics trackers such as those provided by Google are not welcome.

The biggest difference between Mastodon and the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and other 'commercial' social networks is that instead of running on servers owned wholly by a corporate entity, Mastodon runs on computers owned by whoever feels like starting their own instance. Each instance resultingly can set their own policies, code-of-conduct, who else they federate with, which servers they block and do communicate with, and so much more.

The policies of Werebeast IO can be found just below but otherwise, the unique features of this particular instance are the following...

Endeavors

As a community-run server by LGBTQI-aware furries, therians, and otherkin, we endeavor to always maintain a safe space for individuals who identify as the aforementioned to thrive within. At Werebeast IO, we offer a social networking experience for all of our members whether your interests are either (N)SFW, and no matter what your background might be (provided it fits within the rules below, that is!).

To further meet the needs of our members, we have made these applicable changes to the following words:

  • Toots have become RAWRs
  • Boosts are now Awoos
  • Favorites are defined as Pounces
  • Followers continue to be Followers

Alias Federation Domains

As well as the aforementioned, Werebeast IO offers several alias domain-names that the user may mix-and-match to their hearts content at any time. The aliases which have been setup already are the following: You may rely on these domains as a permanent feature of Werebeast IO without worry that they'll disappear overnight! They are here to stay.

Unique features of Werebeast IO


Tor Onion Routing

For security reasons, you may wish to access Werebeast IO via the Tor Onion Routing network which could be advantageous if you are behind a firewall (such as that at a university or workplace), or even that of a state apparatus which is trying to censor your activities on the Internet. Our address for this is the following:

werebeast.dftowoycrl3bbfowt7xyf6iujzr7zitzoemyfdq3pabshtpr64dpznyd.onion

You will need to download the Tor Onion Browser to make access to this address but setup is straightforward and easy.

ActivityPub Relay

If you are an administrator of your own Mastodon instance and wish to relay with Werebeast IO along with anyone else we are federated with, you might be interested in our ActivityPub Relay. We use code gleamed from Pleroma for this purpose so all credit should go to them for this backend service.

Server Details

The bare metal, dedicated server this instance is presently hosted on uses a modern Intel Xeon E3-1275 CPU with redundant power supply, 32 GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, an Intel 82574L 1 Gbit NIC, with Hardware LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i Controller spanning across 4 x Enterprise SATAIII 2 TB HDDs.

There are other services hosted on this machine too and hence, the Mastodon server is under its own Proxmox KVM instance. Encrypted backups are made daily to an external, off-site server.

Rules that must be followed

  1. Dragons, Wyverns, Drakes, etc. are awesome. Anything to the contrary is blasphemy.
  2. You must agree to and not violate the Terms of Service once signed-up with an account to this server, Werebeast IO.
  3. No linking, posting or referencing of content that violates United States, United Kingdom, or European Union law as this is applicable to all of our server locations.
  4. No linking, posting or referencing of content that contains gratuitous sex, gore, outright nudity, etc. without an applicable content warning.
  5. No threats, harassment, or bullying of other users.
    1. Respect the boundaries as placed by others.
    2. Use common sense.
  6. Bots are completely fine as long as they do not spam in high volumes or post nothing but trash, otherwise they will be removed.
  7. No creation of accounts with the intent to maliciously impersonate another user or company/organization.
  8. Accounts created for the sole purpose of selling a "brand" and/or for the purpose of data-mining (e.g. corporate accounts, big data influencers, etc.) will be terminated without notice. If you are a small business trying to get along then we will probably be more supportive of the idea, as we simply do not wish for large corporate influence to permeate our social instance.
    1. Any accounts created for the purpose of only 'advertising' something commercial in nature will be terminated without notice regardless. You must interact with your users and make your account personal!
      1. This strictly does not include corporations that try to get friendly with others and thusly on an individual's good side' through deceit and persuasion. These accounts will not be tolerated on Werebeast IO.
  9. We do not allow the posting of the following content in any format and the doing of such will result in swift termination of your account.
    1. Sexual depictions of minors include diaper furs, loli, etc.
    2. Conduct promoting hate speech especially within the political spectrum, particularly with regards to neo-Nazism.
    3. Holocaust denial material as this is illegal where some of our servers are based.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or even something else to say, then please get in contact with the primary system administrators, @phobos_dthorga or @hiddensoul. We also cordially invite you to the GekkoFyre Networks Discord server where much of the staff and friends of ours hang out to discuss anything really. It's a safe-for-work environment and conversations range in great diversity.

Require assistance with migrating an account?

If you wish to migrate to another Mastodon instance (such as ours here at Werebeast IO!), then our friendly administrators will be all too happy to help and welcome you. If it's for an instance other than this one, then the help we can provide is only very limited due to the fact that anyone and their dog may start a Mastodon instance, and we might not be familiar with someone elses particular flavor of ActivityPub.

Don't get us wrong, we think this is good! The barrier to entry is very low and this allows for new ideas and creativity to flourish like never before :)
This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Lastly, if there's an instance you think should be silenced or even suspended, then please by all means get into contact with an administrator as soon as possible (such as via the @GekkoFyre account!). We only wish to provide the best experience possible for our users here at Werebeast IO.

Moderated servers

Mastodon generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.

Suspended servers

No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:

Server Reason
antivaxxer.icu
censorship.icu
freedo********.rocks
freefe*********rs.ga
freemarke********.********ng.world
freesp************t.com
ga*.*i
gab***.*yz
*.g**.*om
gab***.*om
gab.p********.work
gab.p********.net
*.k1ppl.com
*.ki*******.cc
*.ki*******.is
*.ki*******.net
kiwifa***.******a.net
naz*.****al
plandemic.icu
political.icu
*.quaylessed.icu
socia*.*****.com
thecitizen.icu
theduran.icu
tweety.icu
voicenews.icu