The fediverse cannot grow like this
Whitelists for federated networks definitely improve safety and decrease moderation costs to allow for easier growth. A good compromise can be made to still allow network decentralization and organic growth, however.
I think the fediverse would be a lot better if there was a whitelist system that propagates federation requests between common instances that admins could handle on a case by case basis.
For example, I make a new instance and send another instance I like a federation request, if it accepts then posts are shared between after confirmation from my instance. Instances could then broadcast these federation requests of their fellow federated instances openly for discoverability, and since both parties have to accept broadcasting these requests comes at no cost. Safe and organic social networks could form organically with their own standards. federation privileges should be revocable at any time.
The issue is that we don't currently have a good way of enforcing agreements between instances like this in current fediverse software and that is where I think there needs to be development. Right now instances can simply choose to ignore post privacy rules from other instances by running modified software. This isn't safe and is not really an acceptably secure model for growth. It can put people in danger. If anyone has already had a similar idea to this, please link me.
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We stopped expecting a miracle once we hit $3k in the hole but anything to help us slow falling further behind is appreciated
But really at this point we're just trying to keep the lights on and gas in the car while it all burns down around us...
anything helps.. please boost
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Reposting because someone mentioned i forgot my kiddo's wishlist for her b-day in a couple of weeks
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just started drinking water, feel incredible. anyone else know about this? #fitness