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People saying "Mastodon needs to include more marginalized people" to me just betrays a total lack of effort to even learn about who is working on the project. They assume if they say it's all cishet white men that they'll be right and saying to include marginalized voices is a generally agreeable thing to say to collect social capital and establish yourself as good when actually you're just being a jerk to unpaid trans women

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@eqdw IIRC Mastodon explicitly provides a single-user mode. Ask @KitRedgrave

Hypothetically, let's say I spun up my own Mastodon instance, and then I registered my own account on it, and then I froze registrations at just me. This way, I'd be hosting my own account but nobody elses'

Is this a really stupid idea? Does it break a bunch of mastodon features? Would it be a giant pain in the ass to run?

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1. "mastodon" is a piece of software that runs on a server. It's made of "code", or little spaghetti-like strings of information

2. An "instance dominatrix" can chew and swallow these code strands to create an "instance". Every stomach contains at least one server

3. Our gut bacteria populates the server, and can talk to, or battle, gut bacteria from other stomachs

4. The game of "mastodon" ends when your gut bacteria populates the entire universe. Go forth and conquer!

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Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them. -- Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Dune, Book 1

This conversation seems kind of weird to me because it is very different from an analogous situation.

Usernames are like usernames
Node names are like mail domains.

"Oh no, there isn't a globally unique Mastodon name" seems to me like alice@gmail.com being upset that somebody else can take alice@comcast.net. How else would it work!??!?!

You could all just agree to coordinate username uniqueness but this relies on nobody defecting. What do you do to the first node that decides "fuck you I'll name it what I want"?

"No globally unique usernames across federated universe" This is a feature not a bug!

Globally unique usernames require a single source of truth. Single source of truth requires centralized authority. You literally cannot have both

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Food $200
Data $150
Rent $800
Twitter alternatives $3,600
Utility $150
someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying

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gonna create an instance of mastodon where the default avatar is an alien, likes are called "florps", and the timeline goes sideways

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To some of you:

Do y'all just not sleep? Is it drugs? Are you using the drugs?

More importantly, can I HAVE some of the drugs?

I'm getting pizza in MSP and I swear this entire restaurant is propaganda for Big Coal. There's signs everywhere proudly boasting:

"As the first coal-burning pizza restaurant in Minnesota, Black Sheep Pizza seeks to honor the craft of these pioneers by using clean burning Anthracite coal..."

Big Coal. Not even once

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Sir, Mastodon has a better growth strategy than us. They're adding net users.

Retweets are now awoos


Timeline wears a fursuit

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Is there a public list of sites mastodon blocks federation with? Not eager to migrate into safe space social #2.

After a six month hiatus from an increasingly hysterical twitter, it seems that this is the cool new place to be. I'm back.


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