SFBA is a regional-focused instance that aims to serve all Bay Area communities. Our team is actively learning and expanding our capacity and policies. Our team is focused on building a scalable and reliable platform that is safe and enjoyable for as many as possible. This mission has informed our code of conduct, which may evolve as necessary.

We recommend following our announcements account @announcements@sfba.social for system notices and updates!

Welcome to the instance, and happy tooting!


Please refer to our Code of Conduct for information about the rules for posting content.

For moderation requests please contact @moderators@sfba.social, @Ingurido@sfba.social, @cd24@sfba.social or @seb@sfba.social. We are following the moderation standards of mastodon.social.

SFBA.social is hosted in US – Local Laws apply!


As you might expect, the best thing you can do is to bring your best self to our community! If you’d like to give something more, financial contributions are greatly appreciated.

We are excited to use OpenCollective to collect funds and report expenses. This provides additional transparency around our finances! All of our funding comes from our community, so every dollar helps!


The fediverse is better when there are more instances for users to join. If you are interested in a subdomain of sfba.social, please reach out to our team. We will not guarantee a subdomain, but we are open to discussing them.