You take this Mastodon instance way too seriously. It’s not a “communication
channel” or so, it would just be a funny instance for people. And no, there
would not be only Fedora things discussed there.
If it’s not specifically for Fedora related content, what is the point? If we
are to consider this, it must be a serious suggestion, would you not agree?
Main advantage would possibly just to have a place for Fedora “core fans”
(which do not already have an account on more general purpose instances
like Fosstodon – an official account of GNOME is
there, e.g.) – and again, people also discuss
more than FLOSS there).
The other advantage would be to have a cool instance for Fedora subprojects,
which can go to one instance they like
firstname.lastname@example.org look quite great…
In this way, it is just a decentralized replacement for Twitter. It’s
about productive discussions like those on mailinglists or here on
Discourse. It’s what we’ve called microblogging in the past.
Well, it’s not decentralized at all. It’s federated, requiring specific
instances to use, rather than being truly decentralized, where the service
runs on each end user machine.
Why can sub projects not create their own accounts on whatever services Fedora
currently uses, if they do not consider themselves to be in line with the rest
So it certainly would not hurt. And no, you don’t need to watch anyone
there/follow any conversations (that’s not how it works, you follow
people/projects) and it is not a competition to Discourse. Also, it’s
rather that I in the Fediverse can follow the account and get Fedora
content directly in my timeline and don’t need to visit Discourse or so. So
it’s great for staying up-to-date.
You can subscribe to receive content here by email.
Mastodon provides excellent reporting and moderation tools. It is possible.
(whatever code of conduct you follow)
This would require censorship of external content, and would really negate the
purpose of an instance specifically for Fedora.
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I won’t be joining another one unless I can drop out of two or three others
You also do not join the Fedora Mastodon. You join the much greater
Fediverse. It has as much to do with Fedora
as it has to do with Metal e.g. That said, if you
do not use/like the concept of Twitter or such microblogging-like things,
you likely won’t see any value in it – and that’s fine. The instance would
likely much more for Mastodon users (that happen to be Fedora users)
than for Fedora users. I guess nobody expects any Fedora user to sign-up
there. (especially if you e.g. already have an account somewhere else in
the Fediverse, or are just not interested) You likely won’t miss anything.
Wait, if users would not join it, what is the purpose of such an instance? You
could just use the RSS feed from the Magazine or receive email updates from
here if you are only interested in “catching up”