Lb yesssss. Reddit descentralizado quero muito.
@ninmi that's an excellent question and i can't stop thinking about it for last few days. The dillema is if we should treat each instance entirely as a single subreddit or if we rather should allow instances to have multiple "subreddits" (it's called a "group" in a activitypub jargon) ... i think it's gonna be the latter with admin option to run instance in a "single-group" mode
@prismo I do strongly believe the former would encourage decentralization and give it meaning. It would make good use of it, much like Mastodon does by advertizing instances as communities.
Then again, maybe there are better ways to encourage decentralization without forcing it, possibly hindering adoption of the platform. Perhaps instances will naturally gravitate towards a single topic?
Either way, thanks for your work!
@ninmi @prismo this is an awesome project to see! thanks for making it! :)
I'm also curious about how federation should work. i think allowing each instance to host subreddits is a good idea. i know i can interact with posts through the masto FE, but will i be able to make posts as well? if so how do i specify the instance/subreddit to post to? will instances host accounts too?
@paulfree14 @prismo There's no reason why a federated Reddit clone should work like Mastodon does; we could/should make it so that people could follow other instance timelines, rather than single users. An instance would perhaps have a timeline for new links, top links etc.
In fact, doing it the way you describe would lead to heavy centralization, as far as I can see. It would lead to one master server ruling the rest if we can't follow other instance timelines.
but ppl could follow groups (that work like a subreddit).
Instances thought could also curate as a community, but also making it for the individuals possible to just curate their personal through following as they want any group, and being by that connected to other communities.
thought that's even how I understood
@paulfree14 @prismo Groups might be even better if done right, and like I said, if we can follow external timelines. Having a single topic for a single instance with no way to filter would be a bit too restrictive and something we could just leave to Reddit itself. We could have, for example, a music related instance with subtimelines for various genres.
What I think is most urgent is that we can follow those other instance timelines.
@ajeremias when compared to Mastdon:
- "original toot" is a story (or link)
- toot replies are the story/link comments
- stars are vote-ups
And everything dressed up in a UI similar to hackernews / reddit. Also, you can interact with prismo stories using your mastodon account (by voting and replying)