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Mementomori.social is not your yet another instance with defaults. It is packed with small, but groundbreaking modifications. This page lists all of them.
Mastodon Bird UI is something I've been designing since March, 2023. It's a new kind of modern Mastodon UI, inspired by Twitter UI in its good era. Yes, I know, the word bird and Twitter may be a turn-off for some, but I actually like what Twitter made to its UI in 2021. The changes after that are not that good, so I took the UI in 2021 as an inspiration and created this:
On Mementomori.social you get to choose from two major themes with variations:
On our instance we have focused to accessibility with a special touch towards users with acromatopsia, vision impairment or age vision. Mastodon Bird UI (Ultra accessible) theme consists of features such as
- Hashtags, links and mentions are in different colors
- Contrast is even starker than in default High contrast themes, black background with white text
- Font sizes are much larger throughout the site
- The font size is even larger on mobile
- All input boxes and modals have color to distinguish them from the background
- All colors are tested with a contrast checker and with a real person so that they have sufficient contrast ratios
Default Mastodon has small link previews for URLs. I wanted to make them big and was inspired by this ongoing feature request. This is actually now in the Mastodon core, so our instance just follows the core card, but styles it to be more minimal.
Default Mastodon allows max. 4 options and 50 character limit per option. I have increased them so that posting polls is not too strict.
Mastodon's default is 500. We have 10000. Never have to think about the lenght of your posts any more.
Please note, currently this is reversed to default due to unreliable method.
By default Mastodon searches only for your own posts and the ones you have answered to, if that. Search provided by Elasticsearch. On Mementomori.social you can search all posts the Mastodon instance is aware of, from the users who want to be found ("Include public posts in search results" enabled on settings). This is actually now in the Mastodon core, so our instance just follows the core feature.
By default Mastodon shows 100 posts on the Explore tab. We show 500.