We've had to turn off our content delivery network (CDN) while we look into more affordable options. There should be no noticeable difference in North America (68% of you), other regions may experience media loading a bit slower than usual.

With close to 100,000 photos and videos content delivery is our largest expense.

Here are some fun numbers,

So far in December our CDN...
...served 1.46 million requests,
...averaged 104k requests per day,
...cost $32 USD

We're in the instance directory ❤️

#3 in the LGBTQ+ list and #2 in the adult content creators list. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ (full disclosure - I have no clue how the ranking works)

We made a small tweak to the default settings for new accounts. Going forward "Always mark media as sensitive" will be turned on. We did this because not all Mastodon instances embrace NSFW content to the same level does and we received a few reports because of unmarked content. If you mainly post NSFW content you may want to enable this as well.

We've also defaulted displaying sensitive content to on. You can also do this yourself in your preferences

Calling all users! Did you know you can save a webpage as a homescreen shortcut? Some of us prefer using this over an app.

We need to temporarily limit the amount of content coming from some of the more active instances. This is just until we get a handle on the volume of federated content we're storing. Yesterday we had 12.6k files, today its 19.3k, a massive increase.

Toots by local users are not impacted by this.

Not interested in someone's content? Seeing too many porn bots in your federated timeline?

Consider muting them.

We've decided to cancel the delivery method trial. All content is back to being cached globally.

Let us know if you run into any issues.


... a home for like minded Tumblr refugees.

What makes Displaced.social different from Mastodon.social or other instances?

We're trying to set ourselves apart by offering a safe, open space focused on those in the NSFW LGBT+ community.

We also..

  • Offer larger file upload limits than most Mastodon instances.
  • Are completely transparent about our finances and engineering.
  • Do not sell advertising and are 100% community supported.
  • Plan to offer age verification with profile badges in the near future.
  • Cache content in locations around the globe for fast and reliable loading from anywhere.


(there has to be some rules)
  • DO NOT sign up, if you are under 18!

    You may be asked by @staff to provide identification if there is reasonable doubt of your age. We do this for the protection of the community.

  • NEVER post illegal content (includes zoophilie and/or bestiality)
  • NEVER post anything containing depictions of children!
  • NEVER post anything containing necrophilia or death!

    The above includes but is not limited to photos, videos, gifs, or illustrations posted publicly or privately. If you violate the above your account will be permanently suspended and your content will be purged and/or reported to authorities.

  • DO keep racism and hate speech to yourself!
  • DO flag posts that don't follow the rules!
  • PLEASE use proper Hashtags describing your content, so other users can find and or filter your content!
  • Escorts and other sex worker related users should use Switter.at instead of Displaced.social. Though you are welcome to have an account here to post content you will not be allowed to offer or directly link to your services on this website. We're sorry about this but the FOSTA/SESTA bill in the United States puts us at risk of being shut down.