Get an account on PeerTube·Social
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.
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 @email@example.com)
Once we have replied, if there is no problem (eg. username already taken) You will be sent an automatic email to create a password.
Check your emails. Open the email from firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
- 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.
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