Still On My Blog: The Importance of Choosing the Correct Mastodon Instance https://carlchenet.com/the-importance-of-choosing-the-correct-mastodon-instance/ #Mastodon #community
"criticizing (..) the SegWit2x #Bitcoin scaling proposal despite significant opposition from certain sectors in the community, including the Bitcoin Core developers."
"If a select group of CEOs and investors, no matter how benevolent their intentions, can unilaterally make decisions about the consensus rules without public comment and force these changes upon the network regardless of overall consensus, then Bitcoin will have lost the properties that make it valuable in the first place."
Among other effects, this means that as more and more Mastodon #instances update to v.1.6.x, the cross-instance visibility of toots, full timelines and related user account #metadata / #statistics will change significantly for the better.
See Eugen's blog post about this:
"SOCIAL WEB INCUBATOR COMMUNITY GROUP" (#W3C)
"The purpose of the Social Web Incubator Community Group is to continue and extend the development of vocabularies, formats and protocols to support the distributed / federated social web, as well as related technologies (such as anti-abuse and anti-spam techniques suitable for an open web). This group continues the work of the W3C Social Web Working Group. As proposals gain support and become more stable and mature, they will be considered for migration to a W3C Working Group where they can be put on the Recommendation track with appropriate status and Intellectual Property (IP) considerations."
Co-chaired by @cwebber
Developers are inspired by the excitement of #innovation.
If at a later stage, the "clone version" is not being maintained sufficiently anymore as is typical for many #openSource projects (the INTENTION to maintain may still be there, but suddenly the project halts for many months pending available volunteer developer time even just to fix a small showstopper bug...), then you are stuck with all your recent data in a useless variant which most likely is impossible to get back into the original version / #community later, should you want to switch back...
- use #hashtags fot toots you'll like to have sorted in themes for fediverse wide discovery and engagment
- welcome newcomers joining in through #introduction
- follow up hashtags and engage
- having specific hashtags used by the mastodon #community to have wider discourse about things like #communityCulture #mastodonPR #mastodonDev
then conversations are less exclusive and it's easier to sychronize with others
can this go to hall of #greatIdeasforMastodon?