It is someone's responsibility to inform @Gargron that Indians aren't misspelling Mastadon but using the word to say "great friends" (mast doston in Hindi/Urdu).
Twitter on the other hand means nothing in most Indian languages
To followup on the “what are the good but smaller queer/non techy instances these days” question, here are the recommendations I got that currently have either open or approval based registration:
weirder.earth (366 users/244 active)
queer.party (2.55k users/313 active)
computerfairi.es (875 users)
koyu.space (484 users)
will/willa/wendy // genderfluid // mathematically powerful // she/they/he (I don't get the first two enough IRL so use those)
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