Hi everyone, I’m moving over to from so I figured I would post a reintroduction

Well as my bio says I’m Shahaan—Canadian, mid-30s, I go by he/him pronouns and I’m vegetarian

I’ve been active on Mastodon for over a year now and I generally have positive interactions with people on here

I’m a Pakistani Zoroastrian by ethnicity, grew up in Toronto, and have a BA Anthropology from McMaster

I continue learning everyday

@shahaan I knew you were a canadian guy, but didnt' I see you in saudi or ... somewhere like that a week or two ago?

@shahaan HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY (from another torontonian)

@nev LOL That’s... very enthusiastic, I like it 😂

Hi 🙋🏻‍♂️

@dublinux Seems to be a well-moderated, friendly instance :)

Did you consider any other instances, as a matter of interest?

@dublinux Not many, I looked at a few where I follow others but several were either not accepting new users or needed me to request an invite from an existing user, others were too big (difficult to moderate, generally)

Small instances are definitely better if you're looking for a community. Better for the network too.

Another Canuck from the Six here, Howdy!
Why do you say leaving .social was inevitable? Is it not a friendly instance - Serious question. Thanks.

@marathon Hi! Nothing like that. I just felt it’s too big of an instance to foster any sort of cohesive community. And decentralization being the key to make this whole thing work differently (better?) than Twitter, I thought it was best for me to move. Good moderation is difficult with over a half million users.

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.