What is the Furryverse?

About Mastodon, Pleroma, Relays, and more

What is the Fediverse?

The Fediverse is a network of connected websites that, together, make a full social network. Individually, each website may service as few as one user, or as many as one million users. When these websites are connected to each other, it enables interaction online without a single point of failure, and without a single set of admins or moderators.

Each website in the fediverse, called an "instance," is moderated by the people who maintain the website. This allows for different kinds of communities to be cultivated. For example, the instance asonix.dog is run by @asonix, who is the moderator of the users on that website. @asonix sets the rules for participation on that instance, and people are welcome to sign up there if they agree to follow those rules. If those rules are not amenable, users are free to sign up on other instances with different rules. Since these instances are connected, certain moderators may choose to mute certain other instances or certain users on certain instances, to make sure the content on the instance they run meets the standards set in their rules.

What are Mastodon and Pleroma?

Mastodon and Pleroma are two kinds of instances that participate in the fediverse. They focus on providing a micro-blogging style of interaction with the fediverse, similar to Twitter. Signing up on an instance running the Pleroma software and signing up on an instance running the Mastodon software enters you into the same network, so deciding between instances shouldn't depend on whether they run one software or the other.

There are more kinds of instances in the fediverse, though. For example, PeerTube is a kind of instance that specializes in sharing videos, and provides a YouTube-like experience. PixelFed focuses on sharing images, and feels similar to Instagram. FunkWhale instances focus on sharing Music and Audio. Plume instances focus on sharing large bodies of text, like articles and full blog posts. The kinds of instances listed here is not extensive, there are other softwares that participate in the fediverse.

What is the furryverse, then?

The furryvese is a list of closely-knit instances in the fediverse that are furry-focused, or furry-friendly. The instances listed on this website are all connected to the fediverse relay, yiff.social

What is a fediverse relay?

A relay is a kind of software that participates in the fediverse for the sole purpose of providing more visibility to participating instances. All posts that are shared publicly on an instance connected to the relay are automatically shared with all other instances connected to that relay. This allows for smaller instances to participate more easily in established communities.

Yiff Dot Social?

yiff.social is a furry-focused relay, run by @Sir_Boops on sergal.org. Instances that participate in this relay share public posts with each other, and make the fediverse feel furrier.

Despite the name, the yiff.social relay doesn't require that connected instances are adult-focused, although some connected instances are. Adult content shared over the relay should be properly content-warning'd and hidden behind a "show-more" button. Instances connected to this relay should enforce this behavior, and if they do not, they are blocked.

I want to join but I don't know how

That's what this website is here to help with. The instances listed on this site are all connected to the yiff.social relay, and instances on the home page of this site are all open for registration. Read the descriptions, find one you like, and go sign up!

I am an admin of an instance and I want to join the relay

Great!

  • For Mastodon, in your instance settings, there should be a section for adding relays. Add the url https://yiff.social/inbox to your instance's relays and you should be good to go!
  • For Pleroma, it seems you can join the relay to receive posts from it, but not publish posts to it. In order to do this, you need to run the following command from your server: MIX_ENV=prod mix relay_follow https://yiff.social/actor
  • For other software: check if your software supports relays. There should be documentation related to the specific software you're running.

The following is a complete list of active instances attached to the relay, not just the ones with open registration.

arktos.social

Hosted on arktos.social

arktos.social is a private Mastodon instance. Contact the administrator to request an account.
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David Baer

@david

asonix.dog

Hosted on asonix.dog

Here's my neat mastodon instance on a collection of Single Board Computers. This instance is for me and a few of my local friends.

AWOO.pub

Hosted on awoo.pub

This is one of many Mastodon instances in what we call the "fediverse" -- think of it kind of like an email service, but for a global social network.

Our instance focuses on keeping a stable server, and protecting privacy and safety of our users.

Before signing up, please be sure to read our Code of Conduct, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

You can help us cover server costs, and compensate the moderation team, on the Chameleoid Liberapay or Patreon.

In the interest of transparency, we've made it easy to view the source code used on this instance, and our blocked instance list.

Banana.dog

Hosted on banana.dog

Officially endorsed by @Gargron as a joke instance (along with freedom.horse). Things that make banana.dog unique as an instance.

  • Federates with TOR servers
  • Stays up to date, often running newest mastodon code
  • Unique color scheme
  • A thorough set of rules
  • A BananaDogInc company. Visit our other sites sites including betaMax.video, psychicdebugging and gonnaroll

Who we are looking for: This instance only allows senior toot engineers. If you have at least 10+ years of mastodon experience please apply here (https://banana.dog). We are looking for rockstar ninja rocket scientists and we offer unlimited PTO as well as a fully stocked snack bar (with soylent). We are a lean, agile, remote friendly mastodon startup that pays in the bottom 25% for senior tooters. All new members get equity via an innovative ICO call BananaCoin.

The interview process To join we have a take home exam that involves you writing several hundred toots that we can use to screen you. We will then throw these away during your interview so that we can do a technical screening where we use a whiteboard to evaluate your ability to re-toot memes and shitpost in front of a panel. This panel will be composed of senior tooters who are all 30 year old cis white males (coincidence).

Here are the reasons you may want to join: We are an agile tooting startup (a tootup). That means for every senior tooter we have a designer, a UX person, a product manager, project manager and scrum master. We meet for 15min every day and plan twice a week in a 3 hour meeting but it’s cool because you get lunch and have to attend. Our tooters love it, I would know if they didn’t since we all have standing desks in an open office layouts d can hear everything!

Support our sites on Patreon

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:verified: debugninja

@debugninja

Beach City

Hosted on beach.city

Beach City is our private beach-side sanctuary for close friends and awesome folks. We are various flavors of trans, queer, non-binary, polyamorous, disabled, furry, etc.
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Pandora Parrot

@pandora_parrot

The Birb Haus

Hosted on birb.haus

Just a private instance for some local furs. Right now it's just me messing around trying to get things set up and figure out this whole mastodon thing before I invite anyone.
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ProtoBirb

@Proto

Blimpstodon

Hosted on blimps.xyz

A microblogging network devoted to furries who love big things, puffy things, and puffy things getting bigger! But we're happy to have any friendly folks! Federated, open, welcome!

We want to be a safe place to have fun! Be sure to check out the rules for a quick sneak peak into some of our details.

This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Totes Yotes

@ceralor

bunny.blue

Hosted on bunny.blue

For bunnies and those that like them. Non-bunnies will receive complimentary bunny ears.

Derps in Space

Hosted on derpsin.space

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csos95

@csos95

Fellies

Hosted on fellies.social

Welcome to Fellies.social - a wild and fluffy place

Main languages are german and english, but all languages are welcome

Fellies.social is a open community for furries and tech related people. We do not forbid content only suitable for adulds so do not join unless you are 18 years of age or older.

Before signing up please read our rules and guidelines!

Gulp Cafe

Hosted on gulp.cafe

Welcome to Cafe Gulp! We are an adult oriented website themed around vore and endosomaphila. This can take many forms but are often very sexualized and adult in nature.

🔞 If you are under 18 or not interested in such content, leave now 🔞

While we may be literal people eaters, we welcome all who can respect boundaries and each other. We will absolutely ban you for hate speech, trolling, or other disruptive mischief.



Please take a moment to view our Code of Conduct and ToS before signing up!

🛂 If you are an Admin from another instance, please click HERE to read more! 🛂

Hellsite

Hosted on hellsite.site

Welcome to Hellsite. An experimental instance that will mostly be used for testing new projects. Invites are available but contact @goat first.
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友達ヤギ

@goat

River Mastodon

Hosted on loutre.info

Some otter's Mastodon. Managed by @kasil.
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Kasil 💧

@Kasil

Mastodon

Hosted on mastodon.maescool.be

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Pieter

@Maescool

Sergal.org - Mastodon

Hosted on mastodon.sergal.org

A general friendly, up to date, secure instance that trends toward topics of tech, games, and everything fluffy!

✔️ Up since November 19, 2017 Current Up-Time
✔️ Onion federation support
✔️ I2P federation support

If you're new to Mastodon checkout this guide for some tips!

More about this instance
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Sir Bøøps

@Sir_Boops

meemu.org | nyanbinary.club | catboy.space

Hosted on meemu.org

We're a fluffy mascotted mastodon instance. Join us if you want a queer or furry friendly instance. We’re all cats here on meemu dot org, but you don't have to be a cat to join. Just be chill and read the rules, and you're welcome to come hang out with us in this space!
Though we aren't an adult instance, please be at least 18 years of age to register on meemu. If you're under 18, maybe try berries.space!
We're part of the yiff.social and monsterpit relays!
Racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism and any other gross ass nastiness isn’t allowed on this instance

mstdn

Hosted on mstdn.novium.pw

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@novium

✨Plush✨City 🏙

Hosted on plush.city

This is a space for soft friends and friends of soft friends to gather together!

In this city we're all about soff frens and compassion and caring about each other!

Code of Conduct in a Nutshell


Discrimination & Bigotry Won’t Be Tolerated.

Leave your hatred at the door.

Treat this Space and Those Within it with Respect.

Listen actively to and honor the requests of others; always respond with compassion first.

Consent is Important in all contexts.

If you’re ever unsure, ask first. Use CWs where required.

Listen; Don’t Make Excuses.

If you’re accused of causing harm, either take some responsibility or ask moderators for help.

Don’t Break the Law Here.

The whole space may be liable if you do.

Use the Report Feature.

All reports go straight to our moderation team. We’re here to help!

For more detail, please
review our full code of conduct

pouncetodon

Hosted on pounced-on.me

🐾 Mastodon Instance made by a random fur called ryden who wanted to give something back to the Community! Despite the name, this is not a 18+ Instance! Please read our terms before joining! Want to keep this Instance alive? Buy me a Ko-fi!

Red Room

Hosted on redroo.ml

A small, private instance. Registration is closed. Invites are offered on a limited basis. Thank you for understanding. Red Room refers to both an organization in the upcoming comic project An Ember Turned Flame as well as the infamous Red Room featured in the TV series Twin Peaks.

🐾 Shiro Doggo 🐕

Hosted on shiro.dog

A furry-oriented (single-user) instance made to interact with the fandom 🐎 🐈 🦌 🦊 🐂 🐁 🐇 🐻 🦈 🦎

snouts dot online

Hosted on snouts.online

snouts.online is a friendly, furry-oriented, lgbtq+, generally leftist, 18+ sex-positive community. you don't need a snout to join, but it's recommended!

snouts.online runs on mastodon, the open-source social network technology. our instance is federated with most of the wider fediverse, so you don't have to have an account here to interact with us! for more about mastodon, visit joinmastodon.org.

snouts staff is:

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ötterdämmerung

@masanbol

Kithop's Mastodon

Hosted on social.kithop.ca

This is Kithop's private, invite-only instance - hosted on FreeBSD in Canada.
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Kithop

@kithop

Mochi Academy 🍡

Hosted on social.mochi.academy

Instance personnelle pour tests et échanges entre ami.e.s 🐾
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Shiro 🍒

@shiro

Squeak.live

Hosted on squeak.live

A small instance for friends and mutuals to chit chat and converse away from Birdsite.

This instance's core value is to be kind to one another. Hate isn't welcome here.

We are LGBT and furry friendly (if you couldn't guess from the name). NSFW content is fine as long as it does not break any real-life laws.

Nazi-furs, TERFs, or anyone who tries to invalidate someone else can fuck off though. If you do not agree with someone's lifestyle, choices, beliefs or values, that's fine, but fighting them over it and trying to cause harm to them in any way is not.

Please see our guidelines if you are interested in joining this instance.

Hero artwork by Spotty Bee.
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.🦇

@bat

The Vulpine Club

Hosted on vulpine.club

The Vulpine Club is a community for foxes and their associates, friends, fans, and other furry (and non-furry) creatures. We're friendly and welcoming to foxes and non-foxes alike! Our local timeline tends to be hella queer, trans af, and delightfully nerdy.

Please take a moment to read our rules and terms of service before joining our instance. In summary: be excellent to each other. This site may be inappropriate for minors, workplaces, and humans.

Alternate URLs (e.g. for logging in to multiple accounts simultaneously): 0.vulpine.club 1.vulpine.club 2.vulpine.club 3.vulpine.club

Yiff.Life - It's not what you think...

Hosted on yiff.life

Yiff.Life is an 18+ only website.


We are not strictly NSFW oriented!

Yiff.Life is a general purpose Mastodon instance oriented towards, but not limited to, LGBTQA+ folks and furries.
Anyone 18+ can join!
Be sure to abide by the Code of Conduct and Terms of Service.

YL is trans owned and operated.

Sidebar art "Sky Eyes" by NLdraws!

Cover art by @spoony featuring (in no particular order) @Freya, @boringcactus, @Cr0wnless, @Vixlia, @kathy, @fariparedes, @octagonne , @corvid, @sevi, @mapledeer, @arb, @azuki, @kaplinzerda, @jaycie, @AM, @Crocabit, @friday, @lorxus, @drifa, @InfernalWolf, @rythmyr, @regal, @sky, @pandorasfox, @dargon_lover, @Callie, @Tam, @aimee, @Saxxon - More coming soon!

This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Sky

@sky