Github Mastodon Verification

How to get that ever-so-satisfying check mark and green translucent glow on your profile’s metadata?

Users can add up to four key:value pairs and populate them with whatever information they want. Here the admin user has a link to a support page, a link to his GitHub account, and a link to a website that he also manages.
Pretty enviable, right? You have to save changes to trigger the verification.

This guide by helped me get my verification on Mastodon Mexican Bold. It contains some HTML code that you can customize to point to your own page.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <title>Redirecting to</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=">
    <link href="" rel="me">
    <link href="" rel="me">
    <link href="" rel="me">
  <body style="margin: 0; padding: 0">
        display: block;
        height: 100vh;
        width: 100vw;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 0;
        color: white;

I’d already created a GitHub repository and had it serving a static site that I made with Flutter several years ago as a test. I deleted almost all that was there – especially the CNAME file that contained an earlier pointer to (Note to self: that’s why, at first, it was redirecting to and not to which is where I keep all my repositories.)

Here’s another example by someone else: Mr. Hodges takes a different tack and redirects to, a static GitHub page instead of his GitHub profile page.

By Christophe R

#introduction. Just your typical run-of-the-mill privileged white gay married cisgender sexagenarian age-old vegetarian American-Quebec-Canadian-Mexican male computer programmer cum writer with an occasional sense of humor.

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