Tip for people seeing friends join -- it is not a good fediverse neighbor! Myself and a bunch of other admins blocked it a couple years ago because the people who were running it were unfriendly to the point of abusive!

They admit to some of this in their own FAQ:

Get your friends on good servers. 💚

(Like here, for example! I'll send an invite code to anyone, and any Shop member can make invites)

@phildini I'm not sure I'd agree geoblocking is abusive, but I don't know enough of the related context.


Oh, Good Gravy I'd forgotten those yahoos even existed. 🙄

@xenophora saaaame but a lot of people are signing up for them with today's kerfluffle

Wow, how absolutely... uh, interesting.

"No foreign influence ops"?

For real? How can they be sure? ...and how exactly do they DEFINE "foreign influence ops"?

Looks like an oppressive, paranoid place to me. You might as well be on Twitter as on

Ohhh, christ... what an goddamn oppressive, godawful spot.

Run away.


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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.