Every instance on the Fediverse has its own set of rules written by the people who run that instance.

If you disagree with them, you can move to another instance with different rules.

This is how the Fediverse differs from centralised social media such as Twitter/Facebook/IG, there is no single group or person with power over everyone.

On Mastodon, you can see your instance rules by clicking on the "About this server" link in the bottom left.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Federation

@feditips If you don't like any of the rules anywhere, set your own server up and take responsibility for the security, safety and financial support of the server.

@zleap @feditips "anyone can setup a server" is false information. Less tech inclined users are definitely not able to setup a server and misleading informations like this damage the Fediverse reputation, because it leads to highly frustrated non-users. Been there, done that, got no shirt. Personally I think that "everyone can setup a server" is a highly arrogant attitude.

@zleap @feditips To make that really true the multiple Fediverse flavor need to become WAY more userfriendly and hosting-friendly. Until then it's a solution for geeks and nerds.

@holzi @feditips Agreed, how can we make it easier. At the same time balance free speech / expression with safeguarding vulnerable groups

We can do this, we just need to convince users or potential users regarding that.?

@zleap @holzi @feditips

These are very good topics to address on the #SocialHub forum.

There are many issues where #fediverse can and should be improved. Fedi is still weak. I agree with Xanathon that the current take on things is too technical and geeky.

And I encourage people to join SocialHub community and raise their voice from different perspectives and background. For the purpose of broadening vision beyond tech stuffz I created the #FediverseFutures section.

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

@zleap @holzi @feditips thanks. Yes, I think it is important. The community needs to be more active in coordinating things together. Currently there's too much fragmentation, and it is holding back a healthy evolution of fedi.

@humanetech @zleap @feditips Yes, absolutely! The fragmentation is a major part of the problem, since a lot of platform developers jealously do their thing without thinking about interoperability and the broader scope.

@holzi @humanetech @feditips

So how can we solve or resolve that ? How do we decide on a common set of values or goals we can get behind.

We need to make a good social and technical argument for certain features, perhaps

@zleap @holzi @feditips

There was an interesting and large fedi discussion, that is now a forum topic, about setting up a foundation that facilitates the coordination, community growth and provides a 'common voice' to the outside world.

See: socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

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Thanks for this have sent the link to my self so will look from my main computer later as this netbook will struggle otherwise.

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