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Pixelfed is too centralized around pixelfed.social.

I will be permanently closing registrations once it reaches 10k users and work on solutions to encourage others to start instances!

@thegibson pixelfed is surprisingly light, .social uses only 13 gb for 33k media (images and video) and that includes the database size!

@dansup

surprising.

so a 250 GB SSD would go quite a long way...

@thegibson Yeah, remote media will be proxied by default.

An 8mb image gets optimized down to 230kb on average!

@dansup
with Mastodon you can clean up remote media so less disk space after some days
If your instance only takes 13gb for 10k users, hmm, maybe I get one up
@thegibson

@dansup so what so you see storage requirement look like?

I would self-host most likely.

@thegibson It really depends on what limits you set.

You can set a max number of users, storage limit per account, max photo size, max album size, and more!

@thegibson I haven't checked the docker file yet, in the near future it will be officially supported.

@dansup I think once federation becomes easier to set up I think you'll see a lot of instances popping up.

@Mrfunkedude @dansup agreed. Having set up a mastodon instance about 6 months ago felt a lot more difficult than the one I set up a couple weeks ago. hopefully it’ll get to the point where isp’s, webhosts, etc will be offering them like email.

@dansup I still struggle to see posts on from other instances. Once users can follow and see other this problem will solve, I hope

@tscho @dansup i totally agree with @tscho. The moment remote follow is possible, new instances will pop up quickly

@dansup I'm for this!

I very much want to run an instance, but I'm having a hard time cobbling together instructions for installation.

@rizzn I've been working on the docs lately, and hope to release the developer and production guides in addition to many other updates!

docs.pixelfed.org/master/insta

@dansup I've been documenting my installation journey. Happy top contribute my notes on setting up the prerequisites from scratch once I have a working instance.

@dansup
👏 A yunohost package of pixelfed will help new instance to popup.
github.com/YunoHost-Apps/pixel
LDAP support is a feature that really smooth the integration into yunohost and make the package user friendly.
Mastodon package of yunohost doesn't fit well in yunohost because Mastodon doesn't support LDAP, github.com/YunoHost-Apps/masto
Maybe something to co-work on with Mastodon and Peertube.
github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

@dansup please, make a setup and update guide. I will delete my account then at your instance!

@dansup I'd love to run an instance, but can't find install instructions. Would prefer to not use docker.

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