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Creating an account is easy. First you choose an instance and then you register with your email and password.
Creating an account is easy. First you choose an instance and then you register with your email and password.


== How to choose an instance ==
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* Our [[Local instances]] page helps you if you want an instance local to where you live. (Manually collected)
* Our [[Local instances]] page helps you if you want an instance local to where you live. (Manually collected)
* Our [[Special interest instances]] page helps you if you want an instance based on an interest of yours. (Manually collected)
* Our [[Special interest instances]] page helps you if you want an instance based on an interest of yours. (Manually collected)
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* [https://fediverse.party/en/portal/servers Fediverse.Party] provides a list of themed instances. (Manually collected)
* [https://fediverse.party/en/portal/servers Fediverse.Party] provides a list of themed instances. (Manually collected)


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If you don't know what software you want to use yet you might want to, go back to [[What are Fediverse projects?]].
If you don't know what software you want to use yet you might want to, go back to [[What are Fediverse projects?]].


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Once you found an instance, before you create an account, make sure you get familiar with the instance rules and are okay with them. <br>
Once you found an instance, before you create an account, make sure you get familiar with the instance rules and are okay with them. <br>
Too few or soft rules could mean you're getting a lot of unwanted messages or posts on your local or global feeds. <br>
Too few or soft rules could mean you're getting a lot of unwanted messages or posts on your local or global feeds. <br>
Also be aware if the instance says it's a [[Free speech|free speech]] instance. For most people that is not the good thing it sounds to be.
Also be aware if the instance says it's a [[Free speech|free speech]] instance. For most people that is not the good thing it sounds to be.


== Creating your account ==
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All you need to create an account is an email address and a password. No phone number or other form of identification is needed. <br>
All you need to create an account is an email address and a password. No phone number or other form of identification is needed. <br>
You can choose any username that doesn't exist on that instance yet. <br>
You can choose any username that doesn't exist on that instance yet. <br>
So even if someone else on the Fediverse is already called @anonymous you can still call yourself @anonymous if you're on a different instance.
So even if someone else on the Fediverse is already called @anonymous you can still call yourself @anonymous if you're on a different instance.


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Your Fediverse handle will be @username@instance.domain and everybody on the Fediverse will be able to find you with that handle.
Your Fediverse handle will be @username@instance.domain and everybody on the Fediverse will be able to find you with that handle.


== Further reading ==
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[[Moving instances]]
[[Moving instances]]


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[[Category:Beginners guide]] [[Category:How to]]
[[Category:Beginners guide]] [[Category:How to]]
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