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@calvin @bhtooefr We'll see. and it was noted on bolix yesterday that we are on an old version (I guess 1.6 and 2 is out?) so that was a bit of a thing. that may make it better, but the pictures I've seen on the GitHub still show this interface, so there's that.

@bhtooefr @calvin Yeah. There's definitely a good justification for going on a big instance. Part of that depends on how you want to use it and I think that's part of what makes it a liiiiittle bit of a thing that essentially presents itself as "for" techno-elites.

@bhtooefr @calvin That, and this may be the case, you really need to have a strong in-instance community to interact with. With just four users, it very much looks like "I'll start my own instance with blackjack and hookers".

@bhtooefr @calvin
That happened to me when I clicked on Dan Harmon from Calvin's toot. I see an accurate post count but not the posts.

@calvin @bhtooefr yes, but again -- I only knew jeph was there because I went to bhtooefr's profile on mastodon.social and viewed his follows there.

@bhtooefr @calvin

Which is part of what made me say that it sort of feels like if just a few more people signed into maron and used the microfeed therein.

@calvin @bhtooefr

To follow Jeph Jacques, who also isn't active any longer, I had to type jephjacques@mastodon.social to get it to show in search. So, If I used an external search tool to look up a person and then typed it in, it works, but I can't reliably just type in a name and find someone, at least not yet.

@bhtooefr @calvin

SO hypothetically I have to go sign up on a big node just for finding people, or are we supposed to eventually get more information from that node?

@bhtooefr @calvin

I know Chelsea Manning is on here somewhere, I think she's probably actually active, but gosh if I have no idea how to find her and follow her.

Calvin keeps saying "upstream" and if that refers to the flagship node(s) as far as I can tell, they aren't really upstream, they just happen to be big and being peered with that node doesn't exactly do anything for us for content on smaller nodes. (And, xychelsea is not on that specific node anyway.)

@calvin @bhtooefr

here it is, more directly: twitter.com/gravislizard/statu

about halfway through the thread he basically describes "what if we pay one or two people with powerful servers to run a really big instance" but the other thing he says a bunch of times is that mastodon's interface is bad, which is pretty much true. It is nowhere near as quick and easy to use as twitter.

@samis @calvin @bhtooefr Probably! Calvin was talking about being able to run other things on the VM we are using. I will admit to not being a skilled Linux system administrator, but he may be able to get it running if there's interest in another instance.

@calvin @bhtooefr

should we consider doing anything to try to really get like, a windows sysadmin or a PAWC kind of community going? This might be a good platform (perhaps better than IRC) for, say, discussing or communicating about TECT itself, for example.

Case in point: had a twitter account for years, never bothered to change the avatar and haven't made 100 tweets yet. That last one might change since I set up cross-posting yesterday.

oh gosh heck it. you can not boost a toot with some more information added? I do this on twitter all the time D:

@calvin @bhtooefr
I mean, we literally built TECT STENOWEB\ mastodon with an about page that literally says it's for sharepoint lovers, so there's that.

@calvin @bhtooefr
I mean, we literally built TECT STENOWEB\ mastodon with an about page that literally says it's for sharepoint lovers, so there's that.

@calvin @bhtooefr

I know that xychelsea is on mastodon, it looks like she posts pretty similar stuff on both. I don't know about Zoe Quinn, but those kinds of people tend to be able (or they use tools to do it) to manage multiple platforms more easily.

To display my own social exhaustion, I am also not on facebook at all.

@bhtooefr @calvin

There appears to be reasonably good control of the master feed on the user's perspective. (for example, show only, say, English and German toots), but I'm betting many people will elect not to show it at all.

@samis @calvin @bhtooefr

I am extremely interested in that, and will look into it or see if there's something I can run on my shellbox to do it.