Mastodon/Fediverse

by Steph
  • Steph 04-06-2017, 06:34 PM (Edited 04-07-2017, 04:10 AM)
    Looks like Mastodon (https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/) have taken off (a bit) as alternatives to twitter, so I wanted to create a thread about it. There's a really good article about it here. The cool thing is that you can host your own instance (anyone from any instance can follow you, and you can follow anyone from any instance, it's cool) and control your own fate, and TBH the network has been been around for so long (2007), and so many people have joined recently, I don't see it dying for a long time. 

    Here's my account: https://rx14.co.uk/


    Thoughts and profile links are welcome. I suggest https://niu.moe/ as a nice instance to sign up to. Discuss.
  • seel 04-06-2017, 07:56 PM (Edited 04-06-2017, 07:59 PM)
    I don't use Twitter much aside from casual browsing when all other entertainment avenues have been used up. Made one anyway, it seems like a neat idea but realistically I don't see myself using it too much.


    Code:
    https://niu.moe/@seel

    Also edited your post so that the username isn't completely garbled up because of the forum thinking you're trying to @ someone.
  • tn5421 04-07-2017, 03:58 AM
    I'm also not a huge fan of twitter, but I'm willing to give this a go.

    Code:
    https://niu.moe/@tn5421

  • Steph 04-07-2017, 04:06 AM (Edited 04-07-2017, 04:10 AM)
    I haven't typically been a fan of twitter either but I seem to have been hooked by this somehow...

    Posted this at like 1am so I didn't get the formatting perfect lol. Ended up just linking to https://rx14.co.uk/ because it'll just redirect if you're not logged in.
  • tn5421 04-07-2017, 05:38 AM
    That's quite appreciated <3
  • malmon 04-07-2017, 05:43 AM
    I guess I don't fully get the point of Twitter. Just seems like a forum but with a complete lack of organisation to me :/
  • Clickbait 04-07-2017, 06:02 AM
    boi, get dis shit set up at melancho.ly for me
  • Backlash 04-07-2017, 06:05 AM
    (04-07-2017, 05:43 AM)malmon Wrote: I guess I don't fully get the point of Twitter. Just seems like a forum but with a complete lack of organisation to me :/


    It's useful for large organizations who wanna keep in touch with their customer base. Aside from that, it's really just celebs tweeting out opinions on random bullshit.
  • tn5421 04-07-2017, 06:06 AM
    (04-07-2017, 06:05 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 05:43 AM)malmon Wrote: I guess I don't fully get the point of Twitter. Just seems like a forum but with a complete lack of organisation to me :/


    It's useful for large organizations who wanna keep in touch with their customer base. Aside from that, it's really just celebs tweeting out opinions on random bullshit.


    It's a way to interact with people you otherwise would not.
  • tn5421 04-07-2017, 07:34 AM
    (04-07-2017, 07:20 AM)moeki Wrote: free, open-source, decentralized - this seems really neat, plus i mean niu.moe is one of the best domain names i've heard in a while. now i only wish i had something to say... :x


    Say hello and introduce yourself <3
  • seel 04-07-2017, 07:47 AM
    just a thought but if niu.moe goes down then i technically lose this profile no?
  • tn5421 04-07-2017, 08:12 AM
    (04-07-2017, 07:47 AM)seel Wrote: just a thought but if niu.moe goes down then i technically lose this profile no?


    Be sure to export your stuff every so often
  • seel 04-07-2017, 08:18 AM
    (04-07-2017, 08:12 AM)tn5421 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 07:47 AM)seel Wrote: just a thought but if niu.moe goes down then i technically lose this profile no?


    Be sure to export your stuff every so often


    So I could technically transfer this account to my own instance if I chose to?
  • malmon 04-07-2017, 08:45 AM
    If I was to host my own instance, would the images uploaded by the users of my instance all be stored on my server?
  • seel 04-07-2017, 08:55 AM
    (04-07-2017, 08:45 AM)malmon Wrote: If I was to host my own instance, would the images uploaded by the users of my instance all be stored on my server?


    Yes, most likely.
  • Steph 04-07-2017, 02:34 PM
    (04-07-2017, 07:20 AM)moeki Wrote: free, open-source, decentralized - this seems really neat, plus i mean niu.moe is one of the best domain names i've heard in a while. now i only wish i had something to say... :x


    We have over 110,000 people just on Mastodon alone (not including GNUSocial). I'm sure there will be someone you can talk to!

    (04-07-2017, 07:47 AM)seel Wrote: just a thought but if niu.moe goes down then i technically lose this profile no?


    Yup, however I know the sysadmin and he knows what he's doing.

    (04-07-2017, 08:18 AM)seel Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 08:12 AM)tn5421 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 07:47 AM)seel Wrote: just a thought but if niu.moe goes down then i technically lose this profile no?


    Be sure to export your stuff every so often


    So I could technically transfer this account to my own instance if I chose to?


    Yes, however transferring instance is a bit of a pain right now. See https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/is...-292436343

    (04-07-2017, 08:45 AM)malmon Wrote: If I was to host my own instance, would the images uploaded by the users of my instance all be stored on my server?


    And of all the toots you ever see, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be configurable for the people with little disk space...
  • malmon 04-07-2017, 03:08 PM
    (04-07-2017, 02:34 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 08:45 AM)malmon Wrote: If I was to host my own instance, would the images uploaded by the users of my instance all be stored on my server?


    And of all the toots you ever see, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be configurable for the people with little disk space...


    Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!
  • Steph 04-07-2017, 03:15 PM
    (04-07-2017, 03:08 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 02:34 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 08:45 AM)malmon Wrote: If I was to host my own instance, would the images uploaded by the users of my instance all be stored on my server?


    And of all the toots you ever see, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be configurable for the people with little disk space...


    Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!


    Don't worry about trying to follow the letter of the law. Most laws exist to mediate what happens when something goes wrong. If you never do anything terrible, you'll never be in front of a judge in the first place. As long as there's no CP, you'll be fine.
  • malmon 04-07-2017, 03:27 PM
    (04-07-2017, 03:15 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:08 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 02:34 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 08:45 AM)malmon Wrote: If I was to host my own instance, would the images uploaded by the users of my instance all be stored on my server?


    And of all the toots you ever see, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be configurable for the people with little disk space...


    Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!


    Don't worry about trying to follow the letter of the law. Most laws exist to mediate what happens when something goes wrong. If you never do anything terrible, you'll never be in front of a judge in the first place. As long as there's no CP, you'll be fine.


    Loli counts as CP in England.
  • Backlash 04-07-2017, 07:23 PM
    (04-07-2017, 03:27 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:15 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:08 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 02:34 PM)RX14 Wrote: And of all the toots you ever see, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be configurable for the people with little disk space...


    Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!


    Don't worry about trying to follow the letter of the law. Most laws exist to mediate what happens when something goes wrong. If you never do anything terrible, you'll never be in front of a judge in the first place. As long as there's no CP, you'll be fine.


    Loli counts as CP in England.


    My condolences.
  • malmon 04-07-2017, 08:07 PM
    (04-07-2017, 07:23 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:27 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:15 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:08 PM)malmon Wrote: Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!


    Don't worry about trying to follow the letter of the law. Most laws exist to mediate what happens when something goes wrong. If you never do anything terrible, you'll never be in front of a judge in the first place. As long as there's no CP, you'll be fine.


    Loli counts as CP in England.


    My condolences.


    And in Wales and Northern Ireland. But not Scotland!
  • Steph 04-08-2017, 08:01 AM (Edited 04-08-2017, 08:04 AM)
    (04-07-2017, 03:27 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:15 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:08 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 02:34 PM)RX14 Wrote: And of all the toots you ever see, unfortunately. Hopefully this will be configurable for the people with little disk space...


    Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!


    Don't worry about trying to follow the letter of the law. Most laws exist to mediate what happens when something goes wrong. If you never do anything terrible, you'll never be in front of a judge in the first place. As long as there's no CP, you'll be fine.


    Loli counts as CP in England.


    I know, but I don't really care. I guess I just like to live on the edge... I think the police have a lot better to do catching *real* CP and harmful people. I don't seek out loli anyway.

    As a side note, why does Scotland always have to be right about everything?
  • malmon 04-08-2017, 09:15 AM
    (04-08-2017, 08:01 AM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:27 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:15 PM)RX14 Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:08 PM)malmon Wrote: Hmm, the only issue I have with that, really, is that (especially in the UK), I'd have to pay attention to what my users are posting. Or I guess I could just not let other people sign up to my instance? That being said, I'd still need to be careful of what I post!


    Don't worry about trying to follow the letter of the law. Most laws exist to mediate what happens when something goes wrong. If you never do anything terrible, you'll never be in front of a judge in the first place. As long as there's no CP, you'll be fine.


    Loli counts as CP in England.


    I know, but I don't really care. I guess I just like to live on the edge... I think the police have a lot better to do catching *real* CP and harmful people. I don't seek out loli anyway.

    As a side note, why does Scotland always have to be right about everything?


    Well, call me paranoid, but I'm not really comfortable with redistributing illegal material from a service that's easily linkable to me irl. I wouldn't be surprised if I was on some sort of list for the stuff I've said publicly about Theresa May.
  • malmon 04-08-2017, 10:00 AM
    (04-08-2017, 09:38 AM)moeki Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:27 PM)malmon Wrote: Loli counts as CP in England.


    aaand you just convinced me to rethink my plan of eventually moving to sydenham! maybe i'm sometimes lucky with germany. :x


    Well, to be fair, as @RX14 said, loli isn't particularly high up on anyone's priority list, but I could imagine it being a problem if you ever got caught up in some other trouble for whatever reason (though given it's you, that's rather unlikely :3). Is there a reason you're thinking of Sydenham specifically?
  • Steph 04-08-2017, 10:06 AM
    (04-08-2017, 09:38 AM)moeki Wrote:
    (04-07-2017, 03:27 PM)malmon Wrote: Loli counts as CP in England.


    aaand you just convinced me to rethink my plan of eventually moving to sydenham! maybe i'm sometimes lucky with germany. :x


    If Scotland gets the fuck out of the union just move there. They have their heads screwed on right and there's plenty of culture.

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