@Gargron i would also say that you also have to do a lot of moderation work not only for your own server, but also for every server you federate with and that this job is a very nerve-racking process
@koyu That sounds a bit jaded. If you're running a personal server just for yourself, the "moderation" work is basically the same as blocking/muting on Twitter at the pace that you encounter assholes. It all basically scales with usage and content discovery.
@Gargron that is true, i just want to make sure the risks are also noted there, because things can either grow big or people get annoying over time
@koyu Good point. Maybe like a warning box that says running a public server anyone can sign up on is a responsibility that involves a lot of people work, or something
@Gargron That looks good!
Do you know if this is possible to run on a Raspberry Pi 3 model B at all?
@qmm Possible, it probably is, but would also probably be very slow
@Gargron Aaa you responded thank you for that.
And noted, should I get interested and have the money to do this, I'll look into something else. Thank you!
@Gargron You might wanna find a Docker image of mastodon and run the server on something like Digital Ocean. Its very quit and easy :)
@XorDiaper I maintain a DigitalOcean 1-click install image for Mastodon. Not sure what advantage using Docker would be here.
@Gargron Awsome! you can do this in many ways. So Digital Ocean share this image on their pages?
I am thinking about doing the same thing, I made my mastodon to day :)
@XorDiaper The link is on the page I shared
@Gargron Awsome! Thanks! :D
@Gargron I think the document should also mention the work required to maintain the personal server.
There are updates that require manual intervention, a small server will not last forever and at some point you will have to migrate, for example.
In the end it is always the classic trade off, control vs convenience.
@Gargron thanks for share!! 👍
@Gargron Very useful! Reading!
@Gargron Can one create a group in Mastodon?
@Gargron I like it.
@Gargron Do you only store files for a limited time? Presumably you can forbid file uploads and just have links which hopefully render...that sounds like potentially huge expense
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