Write.as on Mastodon/Writing Exchange

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#1

Where can I find Write.as topics on the Writing Exchange / Mastodon? I know it’s obvious. Thank you.


#2

What sort of “topics” are you looking for? For general news/updates, this is the best account to follow: https://writing.exchange/@write_as
For dev stuff, there’s this: https://m.abunchtell.com/@writeas_dev
Or, you can always just follow Matt: https://writing.exchange/@matt
If you want to read posts written on write.as and shared to read.write.as, you can follow: https://writing.exchange/@readwriteas

Hope that helps!


#3

Perfect. Thanks for all that!


#4

I can log in to the Writing Exchange, but can’t figure out what my username@domain is. I know this has to be obvious, but I can’t seem to get it. I keep thinking it must be my email address, but that doesn’t work.


#5

I’m pretty new to Mastodon and the Fediverse, but it should be the username you chose when signing up and the domain you signed up at. For example, I signed up for a Mastodon account on writing.exchange, so my username is quiethabits@writing.exchange. When you log in, click the Settings gear and then click Edit Profile. Your user@domain should show somewhere on that page. (again, I’m pretty new to Mastodon as well, but that’s where mine shows up)


#6

Thank you. It worked this time when I logged in with my password. I was able to “favorite” and “boost” posts. But I did get to navigate around and figure out my username. Thank you. Do you happen to know if a username can be changed? I don’t love my username. I couldn’t see a way to do it, so I’m assuming not. Thanks, again.


#7

Mastodon doesn’t let you change your username, unfortunately, but what you can do is sign up for a new account with the username you want by creating an invite link: go to Settings > Invite People (on the left side) > click Generate.


#8

Thank you, Daniel.