Motherfuckers.
mastodon.cloud/media/oxNPAqhKH

Q: What's this "Federation thing?"

A: A bunch of communities, on different servers, sharing /some/ but not necessarily /all/ of their traffic. Or, in some cases, none. It depends.

The User Guide has a good section:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Q: It sounds as if that's complicated. Do you have a picture you can share?

It misses a few edge cases, but mostly, that's how the spice flows. Er, toots.

@dredmorbius I know this too is quite old (by some standards) but it gives a security warning first, and then a 404.

Do you have a more recent diagram?

CC: @vhf

@ColinTheMathmo @vhf Sorry, no.

Looks like Internet Archive does NOT have a copy :-(

@ColinTheMathmo @vhf Might have been. I really don't recall.

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.

Use $ and $ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.