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Panda Pedinte

Panda Pedinte

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The Fedivion, a musical contest for fediverse users is currently in it's voting phase. You can listen to the songs here and there are instructions in how to vote in the site.
 
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Panda Pedinte

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Joined the fediverse i have, prepped for when Twitter goes tits up. I have zero interest in Threads/Bluesky. :sleep:
Welcome to the fediverse, feel free to follow me if you want to. :)
 

LionelInoe

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Joined the fediverse i have, prepped for when Twitter goes tits up. I have zero interest in Threads/Bluesky. :sleep:
I want to follow you but cannot because my instance has blocked misskey.io

Not really misskey io's fault btw. My instance (mastodon.art) is de-federation heavy so I'm often blocked by my admins.

I've got a waiting list entry in for mozilla.social so hopefully that happens soon and I can migrate to there. I don't mind mastodon.art but I am not sure I always agree with the reasoning for blocking entire servers. In this case, from what I understand, misskey io is blocked for legal reasons so at least that's a reasonable explanation.
 

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Yeah it's why I didn't join mastodon.art.

Unfortunately some JP art instances are just gonna end up being defederated with the kind of art that's allowed on there.
 
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LionelInoe

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Yeah it's why I didn't join mastodon.art.

Unfortunately some JP art instances are just gonna end up being defederated with the kind of art that's allowed on there.
I caved today and finally ported my account. I had been talking to my brother about this for a long time but lately I feel like the situation has only gotten worse. I think that the mastodon.art admin has her heart in the right place so it's no insult, but I'm kind of tired of feeling "overly sheltered" and need to branch out a bit more I think.

So I migrated to calckey.social. I was waiting for mozilla.social to open up but I'm ok here for now. I just have to repost all my art and other stuff since post migration still isn't a thing.

Obligatory link for those who haven't followed me who are interested:

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That's good and more governments should follow what they are doing.
 
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LionelInoe

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I'm unfortunately a bit annoyed with Calckey social today.

I migrated to the server because I thought that the moderation policy there was more laxed than mastodon.art, but it turns out that they have arbitrarily defederated from misskey.design (which was allowed on mastodon.art, one of the most heavily moderated communities on the platform). Now if they had a good reason, that would be fine, but it's kind of a red flag that the software isn't designed to show you which servers are defederated and for what reason.
 
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After trying different apps I've settled with Moshidon to browse Mastodon on my phone, though as far as I know it's only available for Android.
 
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LionelInoe

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It's a shame that masto host doesn't let you change the icon.

I think branding individual hosts is kind of important as it helps people "understand" the fediverse a bit better. (As in, mastodon is a platform, not only a website.)

As an aside, how does everyone feel so far about the Fediverse? So far, I've been making pretty good use of Mastodon and Kbin, with most of my "personal" content being focused on mastodon, but kbin has been good for keeping up with the news or actually having discussions.
 
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LionelInoe

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I was waiting for Mozillas mastodon server to open up but I have really been enjoying Threads since it launched in EU.

I have had more meaningful interactions in a month then i ever had in all my years on the bird site.

Maybe that says more about how bad the bird site have become but im really enjoying using Threads.

Threads will get federated sometime this year. they are already testing Activity Pub integration.

My Threads profile
I do hope they follow through with this soon.

It's worth noting that they're going to roll out the feature in stages and I think it will always be an opt in feature according to Threads admins. While it's unfortunate it's opt-in since it means a lot of people will be off limits, I also think it's (for once from Meta) probably the right approach with regards to privacy and user agency so. :shrugblob:
 

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Some dudes in Japan are having a feud and it’s spilled out to the fediverse via spam bots.

Getting dozens of spam posts because some Misskey servers just let people register.
yeah, after like 3 or 4 days of this stuff you'd think pretty much all admins would be smart enough to just set registrations to approve-only, and yet ...
 
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yeah, after like 3 or 4 days of this stuff you'd think pretty much all admins would be smart enough to just set registrations to approve-only, and yet ...
one of the downsides of having a decentralizing network and run by mostly volunteers, though I still prefer it this way.
 
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Some dudes in Japan are having a feud and it’s spilled out to the fediverse via spam bots.

Getting dozens of spam posts because some Misskey servers just let people register.
Same here, I havent logged in because of these assholes
 
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