The blog from the Peertube·Social mod team. For announcements please follow

The PeerTube·Social instance, a popular and trusted moderated of over 2200 users and 1488.4GB of hosted content, closed sign-ups in February. Indeed, many new users were joining and uploading videos and we could not effectively moderate. The auto-blocklist was getting longer without our small volunteer team of moderators being able to timely review these videos. On top of that, moderation of comments was especially difficult, if not to say impossible, before the improvements of the 2020 roadmap. Despite this, we have created a couple of accounts when contacted. We are, as of today officialising this policy. We will not re-open public sign-ups but you can request an account following this method.

How to ask for an account

  • Send us a message via the contact form on the about page, or via our Mastodon account. In your message, you will need to give us your chosen username, your email (needs to be valid!), and your chosen default channel name.

The admin panel to create new users on #PeerTube

  • Wait for our reply. This can take some time. Remember we are a small volunteer team that can't be on P·S mod duty every single day. (If after a week you don't get a reply, you can cc

  • Once we have replied, if there is no problem (eg. username already taken) You will be sent an automatic email to create a password.

The email that the user will receive. Green is the username, Red is the rest of the link special id.

  • Check your emails. Open the email from (might be in spam) and click the link (or copy the URL and paste in the address bar of your browser).

  • Type in your password on the webpage.

The little 'Reset my password' prompt the user will land on when clicking (or copy/pasting in address bar) the link.

  • That's it you have an account. You can start customising it by adding a profile picture, a bio. You can also start following other channels and/or users on the P·S instance and any other instance that P·S federates with.


If despite following these steps something went wrong then contact us again and we will try to fix the problem.

Consider donating to help with the hosting costs

Unfortunately hosting a PeerTube instance isn't free. It costs PeerTube·Social's admin about 23€ per month to keep the instance online. All PeerTube·Social users get 500Mb of daily upload but if that is not enough for you can increase this to 2GB for a minimum donation of 5€. OpenCollective is preferred but Liberapay is also possible.

And thank you to the Free Software Foundation Europe for their generous support. FSFE-logo

NB: This blog is federated with the rest of the Fediverse, so you can boost it with your Mastodon account or reply to it.


A few years ago Chocobozzz decided to start a personel project, he send the first commit to Github on October 29, 2015. This project would in October 2017 attract the interest of the French non-profit organisation Framasoft. Framasoft are mainly known for their “De-google-ify Internet” campgain where they ran over thirty different services, from framabee (replacing Google Search) to framashpère (replacing Facebook) or even framagenda (replacing Google Calendar). This non-profit chose to support Peertube by providing financial backing in the spirit of their Contributopia campagin and use of their organisation for future fundraising. You can donate to the current fundraising “V3” here.


Since 2017, a great many changes have happened in the Peertube world. Framatube is no longer the only instance hosting Peertube for one, at least 400 instances with 40000 registered users, according to Fediverse Network. However, because of the decentralized nature of the Peertube network it is hard to find realiable statistics, so take this with a pinch of salt.

For our instance, we have got over two thousand registered users and six thousand videos. And, of course, we have now reached one hundred thousand views!

What's next

This milestone let's us reflect on our past two years and what we want in the future. We want to be part of a healthy, ethical and respectful video sharing community. We have for this reason multiple times changed our code of conduct and our rules to better reflect this. We also wish to get more moderators in order to support a greater number of languages. You can find out who is part of the moderation team on our instance's about page.

We also wish to become financially stable so that we can be sure that P·S will never go away, or at least anytime soon.


You can help cover the hosting costs (about 23€ per month) by donating via OpenCollective or Liberapay. Anything greater than 5€ per month will increase your personal daily upload limit from the default 500mb to 2GB.

There is also hope that we could transfer the hosting of the instance to outside Germany or compensate moderators, but this will always come after the hosting costs.

A special thanks to our sponsored supporter: FSFE. FSFE_logo

A warm thank you to for developing a free software federated blog platform and to Tedomum for hosting this instance.

Our instance: Our mastodon (anouncements): Lemmy community: Talk about P·S with #PeertubeSocial on the fediverse!

Peertube's official project website: Peertube statistics: or

Artwork from Framasoft/Peertube and/or David Revoy.