https://gentle.town is a new, generalistic instance that is looking for friendly users willing to be part of a local-oriented community.

we run the lightweight masto fork Hometown that @darius mantains. hello, #mastoadmin and fediverse at large!

@gatewave my first thought was, "aw, bike racks for elves!"

@panina Yes! This fall if I'm lucky I'll get to implement something like this for a large org

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@panina There is an open PR for local only posts, with 200+ comments on it. The only one from Eugen is this github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

I think it's pretty clear from the fact that the PR has languished for a full year that local only posts are not "in scope" for Mastodon, hence my fork

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@brownpau for a few minutes, all programming was done through yahoo! answers

@inmysocks you just summarized every Grant Morrison comic in 8 words!

Inside you are two wolves. If one is dominant and one is recessive then you have a heterozygous allele Ww, and if you breed with another Ww, you both appear to have the dominant wolf but there is a 25% chance of producing a homozygous offspring showing the recessive wolf.

If your offspring shows the dominant wolf trait and they pair with another dominant-presenting allele, calculate the chances that each of your grandchildren will have recessive wolves.

@socalledunitedstates @hope maybe! I'll have to think about it. Regardless, I'm doing neighborhoods first, before I tackle any white or gray listing features. Local only posting has been demonstrably a great thing and adding an expanded local scope seems like the right next step for me and my project

@socalledunitedstates @hope I'd rather have it only trigger a moderation request when my user follows an external account, rather than some rando asks to follow one of my users

@socalledunitedstates @hope I don't love the idea of allowing outside instances who my users might not even know about to ask to be federated with! I like the idea of it only coming from actions from my own users

@hope @socalledunitedstates it's the second part that bothers me and I think could be overwhelming

@hope @socalledunitedstates I think my neighborhoods concept plus full whitelisting for "outside" instances is both safer and easier to manage but I will give this serious thought

@socalledunitedstates @hope I'm more of a fan of whitelisting, personally. so I get what you're saying re: safety.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read. Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users. * you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on friend.camp and then as another user on alt.friend.camp) * they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts" * if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time) * the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers. * there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here * When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here * 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful Important Bit from the Privacy Docs: If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other friend.camp users, and only ever @ mention other friend.camp users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet! Our beautiful icon is based on photo3idea_studio from www.flaticon.com, licensed CC 3.0 BY. It has been modified by @casey@friend.camp!