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

Jim Scheef js at sdf.org
Wed Apr 27 23:26:54 UTC 2022

I see little downside to giving Mastodon a trial. I created a login on the SDF Mastodon instance but have yet to learn how to use it. The problem may be that there is no content I find interesting. 
BTW, I use my SDF email address (js at sdf.org) on this list because it works well with the Pine email client. 

-----Original Message-----
From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org> On Behalf Of Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:15 PM
To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
Cc: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Has anyone thought of the VCFED hosting a Mastodon instance?

   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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