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@vkc Loved the video! I think you have a very good point - we can't miss out the community aspect of it!
@vkc lol, just when I was thinking about doing just that (though my motivations are mostly academic in nature, to learn more about mastodon operations). I’ll look forward to watching!
@vkc I would love a regional instance but living in pensyltucky I suspect it would get too politically heated for me so I'll stick with one of the FOSS instances.
@vkc I totally love you not having a hot take on social media, while giving solid social media addiction advice.
Sure, some twit will get triggered by it, but let's just ignore those people..
@vkc You probably saw this, but apparently you can potentially get yourself in legal trouble spinning up your own instance. Great thread at https://twitter.com/rahaeli/status/1593819064161665024
@vkc My instance is running on a Pi 4 stuck under my TV. I probably should move it to its more permanent location with my other Pi servers.
Hosting your own instance is great, when it breaks down you get to keep all the bits and then learn all about fixing it.
It's all the fun of 1990s Linux, but in the modern world 😏
@vkc the video thumbnail screencap is misleading!
I was hoping you were going to give tips on standing up a Mastodon instance ☹️
@vkc Thanks! I am here thanks to you.
@vkc Well done! Loved the the community-building advocacy. That was spot-on.
Also: the outro tune is awesome. I got strong Bach Prelude (Cmaj) vibes from the arp and your chord changes. 👍👍
@vkc Another good video, as per usual 😀 , you let your love for the Fediverse transpire in it. I totally agree with you on the community building aspect of it, I'm on a small instance of coffee lovers filled with great people and is much more cozy than a bigger instance and lot less lonely that being on your own personal one. Another important point and that I reinforce is to support your admins, managing an instance is hard work and they provide us, the users, a great service
Thanks for the nice video.
Totally right on the point that the local tab of a small mastodon server is nice especially if you know the people.
Am in a small german anime community i volunteer for helping with some of the smaller events.
@vkc Watching one of Your videos I noticed "Repair Manifesto" poster on the wall and started reading about it, ty!
@vkc Great video! I am on the opposite end of the spectrum! 😂 I think more people should start their own solo instances, but I do like your idea of starting instances with people you have met in the physical world. 👍🏾
I posted about the benefits of solo hosting (with videos) here: https://darnell.tv/2022/11/18/the-art-of-solo-hosting-any-why-you-should-choose-it/
Too Long; Did Not Read:
👉🏾 Easier to moderate
👉🏾 Avoid Instance wars/bans & international bans
👉🏾 Better verification method
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