The problem with changing instances is that I have yet to find another instance that is
1) general purpose (nerd/tech is general enough for my purpose)
2) someplace I won't be the only woman visible on the local TL
3) large enough to have an active local TL

Maybe I should just scrap requirement 1 and meld this with my mastodon.art account, I dunno. It's not as though I've managed to maintain a straight Brand face over there or anything.

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Criterion 3 also encompasses "large enough to have multiple moderators, ideally with or at least approaching around-the-clock moderation," since I've now had more than one case where a recommended instance had a problematic TL and either the single mod was overworked or AWOL.

Tangentially related: In my Masto client that I'm never gonna get around to writing, it will pop up an alert when the site owner has not posted in a configurable period of time.

*makes direct eye contact with jawns.club*

@gamehawk the bsd.network folks are good folks who meet those qualifications. they'd still be my home instance if I wasn't kinda obsessive about running my own stuff these days.

@sungo Oh hell to the naws, I am about to chat about switching from Debian to Ubuntu and that would go about as well as that time I was a woman on fosstodon.social.

@gamehawk Don't let the name fool you. They're not fanatics. Just good often-bsd-adjacent tech folks :)

@AFresh1 @sungo Evidently it was an aberration. But not the "strongly bsd flavored" part, and I don't think it would be right to show up and live-post the inevitable travails of moving from Debian to Ubuntu right off the bat.

@gamehawk the "help" you would get would likely not be the help you wanted. Although, perhaps the help you needed all along. (OK, probably not) @sungo

@AFresh1 I don't think we need to be trying to sell @gamehawk on an instance they've already said is not in their interest.

@gamehawk weirder.earth is popular and active, has a diverse userbase and lots of cool arty people on it...

@gamehawk about 300 active people and 680 users, but I see a lot of traffic from them on the timelines..

social.tchncs.de and chaos.social are reasonably large and well run, but (unsurprisingly) much (but not all) of the local timeline will be in German..

@gamehawk cybre.space has been around a while and is popular/active (I have an alt on there and should be able to send you an invite) - they do use a forked version of the software with a single timeline (this may or may not be an issue)

@vfrmedia Not sure what that means. Doesn't have the tweetdeck-like interface?

@gamehawk it looks like this. There is only one timeline rather than the 3 you get on normal Mastodon (if you click on the links at the RHS the middle timeline is replaced with local or federated or your notifications...

@vfrmedia Ah, yeah, that's a nope, I use the "advanced" display.

@gamehawk IIRC mastoart had some issues? I don't remember, I might be confusing them with the gamedev one i briefly joined and immediately bailed on

@sunsetmoth Not that I know of. It has changed hands a couple times, with nary a hiccup.

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