This instance can be a harbor for people if they're looking to leave other instances. Everyone's welcome as long as you follow the code of conduct, but I'd prefer to invite you personally rather than having open registration. This goes for friends of mine, friends of people who are here, or people we're federating with!
If you want to join, (it would be a good idea for you to know how I operate since I'd be your admin) all you need to do is shoot me a DM and I'll get you set up!
This Mastodon instance was started by @ryanlittlefield (formerly of .social and friend.camp) for some mutual IRL friends!