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Or just go straight to https://sub.cafe/ to see what this is about.

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    Seems nice, any plans to open source the software? And maybe allow federation? Creating an account on a closed-source and centralized service is an insta-no for me unfortunately.

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      It can be open-sourced. I can allow private access for those who wanna help.

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        What are the benefits of federation?

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          Federation means that a few things become possible;

          For one, if you dont trust the admin of your instance or find it has become “toxic” you can switch to another one or start your own.

          Secondly, it gives easy support for themed instances, where while the backend remains the same, the frontend parts can be edited to better support a specific interest, mastodon does it very well and secure scuttlebutt can go even further than that.

          Also, since people tend to group by interests, it’s not impossible to have an instance be “nazi” themed or “loli” themed, but most federated protocols tend to have an option to ignore part of the federation, not a plus for federation, but more of a reason why it’s not a minus either.

          Now this is all made possible by simply open sourcing an application, gitlab and lobsters do that very well. But the implementation of a federation protocol allows all these different instances to communicate together very easily, which strengthens the network as a whole.

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        Trying to register results in: “502 Bad Gateway”

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          That was fixed. Thanks for reporting it.

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          Indeed I personally feel that the future of social media is decentralized. I’ve been enjoying Mastodon quite a bit.

          I wish I had the wherewithal to build the capability to view the toot streams of different instances into the client - that would make it PERFECT :)

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            Yeah, I’m all for experiments and interesting concepts, but I would really love to see FLOSS developers put more time and energy into supporting a decentralized social network like Mastodon or Diaspora. I’m sure there’s lots of great and interesting new clients and interfaces we can build on top of Mastodon, rather than spawning yet another nice social network.

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            This appears to be a remix of @lucian’s other favorite submission topic, sublevel.