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Is anyone getting Mastodon to work I

2018-06-17 15:50:06.448105+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Is anyone getting Mastodon to work? I have an account on a mastodon.cloud instance that only works occasionally, and one on a *.masto.host instance which is responsive, but doesn't seem to be getting any content from other sites...

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#Comment Re: Is anyone getting Mastodon to work I made: 2018-06-17 19:56:24.675096+00 by: brennen

I'm on mastodon.social and generally things work fairly well. I'd like to be located somewhere off the "flagship instance", but I'm a bit torn on whether I actually want the administrative overhead of setting up my own instance, so I've been letting it ride for the moment.

I think mastodon.cloud had a primary admin kind of disappear and wasn't really working for a while there, although I think it recently transitioned to new management, which might help. As to other, smaller instances and getting content - even for accounts you're following? Given the model, the federated timeline will be pretty quiet on a smaller instance unless local users are following a ton of accounts, I think...

There are Problems, of course, and I'm kind of worried that local drama and factional infighting will escalate to really harmful levels as it scales up, but I've found Mastodon (and the broader fediverse) to be generally one of the healthier places to be online for the last year or so.

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