yolta boosted

We have been asked about the longevity of Fosstodon, especially since a number of key instances have gone.

Hopefully this post will allay any concerns. TL;DR - we got your back!

hub.fosstodon.org/blog/longevi

@randynose I can't imagine this will be big, academics are either shy or really love their Twitter (gross oversimplification.......)

If more people follow, yeah, I will find someone to help, moderation and report handling takes time and dedication, and I never leave jobs half done πŸ˜€

@randynose ... So that any new people on this instance at least have some interesting people to follow and, for these people, something hopefully interesting to read.

Was my train of thought... If someone has tips, I'm all ears! πŸ˜€

@randynose honestly, it's something I didn't know about how federation worked.

If I at randynose on a fresh instance, I will not find you. Only if I add at fosstodon, I will.

More interestingly, if I then go to your profile, it will say you have "1401 posts", but I won't see a single one, nor can I download them.

Assuming this is intended behavior, it means I must follow as many people as I can and let the posts flow in...

@randynose Thanks! I hope to be able to attract some scientific/academic crowd to the fediverse. I haven't done any promotion yet, partly because I want to fill the instance with as much content as I can get to make it more usable, partly because of time constraints πŸ˜… phd life...

@ButterflyOfFire hey! Thanks for the welcome, means a lot! P I've been participating in the more and more and was hoping with this instance to attract more scientific people! Twitter is still pretty much the de facto standard, unfortunately.

Thought I'd follow a whole bunch of interesting people to fill the instance with content before promoting

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