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

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 27 23:14:30 UTC 2022

   Me too!

On 4/27/22 18:50, Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Chris, I share your sentiments.
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 1:21 PM Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> This is my own humble opinion. I'm not saying anyone is wrong, this is
>> just how I see platforms like Twitter and I guess Mastodon
>> I don't use twitter because I don't like the format, same with
>> instagram and discord.
>> The 280 character limit and the hierarchy turns me off. The whole
>> having to make 10 posts to explain something is infuriating.
>> It's also why I like YouTube over Tik Tok. Tik Tok is too short.
>> Discord is chat and I don't have time for that. IRC has been around
>> for years. I don't do that either.
>> I am on reddit because I like the format. There are subreddits, The
>> posts are about a topic and the flow is based on that post.
>> Reddit's editing system allows you to make complex posts. When I ask a
>> question I can give a lot of detail and same when answering.
>> I know reddit has awful subreddits but I stay within the ones I like.
>> I know twitter is bad as well.
>> I am on facebook for my friends but honestly the computer groups have
>> become intolerable. The number of dumb posts and memes have made
>> groups a waste.
>> The VCF Forum, is pretty good because it is focused, has a good number
>> of dedicated people and you can get and share a lot of good info on
>> there.
>> https://forum.vcfed.org
>> I'm not against VCF utilizing Mastodon, they use Twitter. I just won't
>> use either.
>> My two cents.

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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