[vcf-midatlantic] A Mastodon Instance for VCF - an Invitation

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 21:28:17 UTC 2022

Not now, but I hope to have one working early in 2023. It will be running on a MacSE using subtext: https://jcs.org/subtext <https://jcs.org/subtext>

I have one running in my house now that is available via telnet:

$ telnet qix.diller.org <http://qix.diller.org/>

login as guest and you can at least see it running. That is on MacSE running System 6.0.8.

I'm not sure about sync'ing forum messages to it, but who knows anything is possible with enough effort.

It may be more interesting to run a INN server (with Dave's help) and have a usenet/forum gateway. 

Lots of thing could be done if there are some people willing to help 


> On Dec 24, 2022, at 3:15 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Is there a BBS I can dial into to read the VCF messages / forums online ?
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2022, 12:27 PM Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Again, thanks DaveS for some relevant points:
>> If you do come across any content that is objectionable please click on
>> the report button. We'll see it and can make the changes necessary to
>> de-federate some sites that are consistently spewing garbage.
>> -andy
>>> On Dec 24, 2022, at 10:12 AM, Dave Shevett via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> Servers / instances are identified by interest, social group, or topic.
>>> Some servers attract some really dreadful people.  They are defederated /
>>> blocked.
>>> It's a very very different model.

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