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

Dan FitzGerald danjfitzgerald at comcast.net
Wed Apr 27 18:11:41 UTC 2022

How active would you say the SDF instance is?  If I were to join, the
local timeline wont be a graveyard, will it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Shevett <shevett at pobox.com>
To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
Cc: Dan FitzGerald <danjfitzgerald at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Has anyone thought of the VCFED hosting
a Mastodon instance?
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 11:44:15 -0400

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

My mastodon account - LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE

(yes, I'm using a webcomic name. I set it up to play with
mastodonoriginally - i may change it to something obviously
me.  Mastodon willredirect 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
> currentlyan interest in people posting to something other than
> Twitter becauseof Elon Musk.  I've been on Mastodon for a couple of
> years, and it hasits flaws, but a VCFED Mastodon instance wouldn't be
> the worst idea onthe planet.  One of the flaws with Mastodon is that
> its like Twitter ifit was open-protocol and made up of clusters of
> special interestgroups.  If we had a VCFED Mastodon open only to
> members of VCFED (wecould make membership to this mailing list a
> prereq to joining theinstance), then the instance's local timeline
> would be full of postsfrom 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 bequeer like me... I feel like a timeline
> full of folks I just spentthree days sharing an exhibit hall with
> would be more of an actualcommunity.
> Regards,Dan FitzGeraldThey/Them/Theirs
> http://www.vm.ibm.com/devpages/dfitzger

Dan FitzGerald

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