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 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*

@gamehawk the 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

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

@gamehawk 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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