[vcf-midatlantic] Has anyone thought of the VCFED hosting a Mastodon instance?

Dave Shevett shevett at pobox.com
Wed Apr 27 15:44:15 UTC 2022

I'm on mastodon - you don't really need an instance, and there's a
couple classic computer instances already.   It is handy to have
similar folks


My mastodon account - LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE


(yes, I'm using a webcomic name. I set it up to play with mastodon
originally - i may change it to something obviously me.  Mastodon will
redirect when it happens)

On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 11:12 AM Dan FitzGerald via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Look, I know that this probably going nowhere, but there is currently
> an interest in people posting to something other than Twitter because
> of Elon Musk.  I've been on Mastodon for a couple of years, and it has
> its flaws, but a VCFED Mastodon instance wouldn't be the worst idea on
> the planet.  One of the flaws with Mastodon is that its like Twitter if
> it was open-protocol and made up of clusters of special interest
> groups.  If we had a VCFED Mastodon open only to members of VCFED (we
> could make membership to this mailing list a prereq to joining the
> instance), then the instance's local timeline would be full of posts
> from this community.  As opposed to the tech.lgbt instance I am on,
> where the local timeline are just a bunch of people that happen to be
> queer like me... I feel like a timeline full of folks I just spent
> three days sharing an exhibit hall with would be more of an actual
> community.
> Regards,
> Dan FitzGerald
> They/Them/Theirs
> http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/dfitzger

Dave Shevett
shevett at pobox.com

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