also i cannot believe i am the first person to raise this - where is the raising obvious issues department?
@firstdogonthemoon Many people on Twitter include their Signal address for private communications, so people already distrust even the non-federated Twitter setup
@merospit sure ok i get it - but if people want this to be a twitter alternative that’s not going to cut it - it’s just going to be niche
@firstdogonthemoon Yes, although I have never found the need to use Twitter DM's, they are a core part of the service for many people and Mastodon lacks the ability to secure them right now
@firstdogonthemoon In addition to raising the issue with Gargron, it would also be worth looking into if any instances have attempted to secure DMs.
The actual software for Mastodon offers a lot of customization to admins, and there are some variants of it that are very different to what M.S offers (eg, glitch.social).
I don't recall any that have said they have secure DMs, but it's not something I've looked into.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!