tilde.town faq

is tilde.town free?

yes. tilde.town costs nothing. however, donations are encouraged for the continued existence of tilde.town.

do i have to know a lot about computers to use tilde.town?

tilde.town is not, at first, the easiest thing to use if you're not already familiar with certain computing concepts. however, we strive to be beginner friendly and to be a place to learn all of the things you need to participate in tilde.town.

in other words, the only prerequisite for being a tilde.town user is a willingness to learn (and be bound by our code of conduct).

who runs tilde.town?

tilde.town was founded by and is primarily run by ~vilmibm.

volunteer sys admins also help out. to learn about who they are and how to become one, check out the admin handbook.

why was tilde.town made?

tilde.town was initially founded for folks who could not get an account on tilde.club. tilde.town expands on the mission of tilde.club--to provide a shared computer for socializing and making things on--with a more expansive and radical vision.

i'm really confused by SSH. can you help?

sure! SSH stands for Secure Shell and is the tool users use to connect to and interact with tilde.town. It is a command line tool.

check out this SSH How To for information on how to get started with your OS.

if you want live help, you can get help via one of these means:

can i run servers on tilde.town?

sort of. currently, we don't open any ports for users to use; however, you can run simple services or cron jobs for local-only access. please be respectful of system resources. any admin has the right at any time to kill any of your processes or cron tasks if the system is overloaded.

can i run my own tilde site?

of course, anyone can. if you'd like, the founder of tilde.town has made available a puppet module that is a starting point for running your own tilde server. It's fallen into a bit of disrepair.