Choose your level of privacy

Created by Katie Baldauf, Modified on Wed, 14 Dec 2022 at 05:55 PM by Katie Baldauf

There are two versions (or instances) of Project Mushroom: and Spore is open to the wider Mastodon community, where Project Mushroom is not. But in either instance, you will be able to interact with people on both Project Mushroom and Spore.

The following table provides advice on which instance you should join:


Who can I interact with?

Choose this instance if…

Project Mushroom

You can only interact with members of Project Mushroom or Spore.

You can not interact with people on other Mastodon instances and they cannot interact with you.

You want to be part of Project Mushroom, but not the rest of Mastodon.


You can interact with the Project Mushroom community and other select Mastodon instances.

We do our best to block instances that do not meet Project Mushroom’s commitment to safety and inclusion, however, we cannot control all aspects of federated interaction.

You want to be part of Project Mushroom and interact with other Mastodon instances.

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