@pixelfed you should probably link that on the official website somewhere obvious bc i had no idea
looking forward to finding a good instance (i think monsterpit is rolling one?) and dropping my instagram
@pixelfed So if I understand well (I'm not an english native speaker), no one will ever be able to make his own pixelfed instance ?
No, the opposite.
Everyone can create their own instance. There are many instances already.
The post says that there is no "preferred" or "official" instance. This is a very good thing in my opinion. It encourages people to distribute more evenly. Through federation you can still follow people on *all* instances.
@pixelfed Not sure I'd get too excited about all of this, no one can tell me what federation features actually work. I can't find any.
@bedtimedrillsgt I can't see other stuff in Pixelfed, and I can't see Pixelfed stuff in Mastodon. I can see Dansup's old stuff but not my own. What am I missing? My stuff over on pixelfed is public. If pixelfed is federating, it should show up, right?
@bedtimedrillsgt So what am I doing wrong? Why can I see dansup's old stuff but not my own?
@Faggit you'll see everything the instance has pulled previously for whatever reason that pulling might have happened. This will be incomplete data. From the moment you subscribe to something on, going forward, you will see what you subscribed to. The past is a patchwork, the future is complete. Basically.
@bedtimedrillsgt So it is federating out but not in? And I don't see my old stuff because no one on our instance has asked for it before, is that right, Sir?
@Faggit it's federating from the point in time on that someone subscribes (the future, not the past) and yes you don't see old stuff unless someone subscribed to it
@GidiKroon I appreciate the help!
@Faggit once you follow people from any Pixelfed instance, their posts will show up. If other people on your instance follow Pixelfed accounts, these posts will already be in your instance.
That's the same with remote people from other Mastodon instances.
However, a peek at the local timeline of pixelfed while not logged in would help...
@ivan You're not the"you" I was referring to.
@pixelfed How useable for a general user-base is pixelfed atm? Also, is it possible to hotlink images shared on p-fed elsewhere, and if so is it frowned upon to do so?
@pixelfed This is a great first step IMHO, what about going further and directing user toward easy self hosting directly..something like a easy documentation to make it work ?
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!