what I really want out of this is a microblogging platform that:
1. supports encrypted messaging (including to groups) out of the box.
2. supports a robust mechanism for decentralized groups good admin tooling. This is different from mastodon's instance-oriented communities and timelines. Basically, instances going down would generally "not matter", same as in Matrix.
3. can still participate in fediverse stuff
And this all seems cool but also too much work and idk if anyone would even care to use it.
@zkat They *do* say if you want something done the "right" way, do it yourself. However, this does seem like a lot. What need/want would that meet that isn't currently being met (other than the encrypted messaging bit)?
@trishalynn I'm not a fan of "instance goes down, everything goes away", and I think Mastodon is in desperate need of a non-instance-based community feature. Again, with persistence should the original instance go down.
@zkat Hmm, my misunderstanding. What about things being instanced and "going away" if the admin decides to pick up the ball and go home is worrisome to you?
1. That's too much responsibility and pressure on admins.
2. It strongly favors large, potentially well-funded instances, because people who care about longevity of their content must choose the most trustworthy ones Or Else.
3. This literally happens. It's happened to me. It's not great.
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