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I've run a big text adventure for thirteen years (at one point briefly it was the biggest text adventure!) and if there's one thing I've about managing a big online community in that time that I'd choose to pass on as a warning to others, it's this: remove the people who don't like being there.

Some folks just don't like the place, or they liked it once and they don't anymore, and that's fine.

You'd think they'd just go somewhere else, and most do, but some don't, and those folks are AWFUL.

Moar thoughts on online community management: every online community goes through a cycle of inception, establishment, maturity and decline, and this is natural and fine.

There are a finite number of people in the world. Of those finite number of people, a finite number are interested in your site's topic. Of those finite number of people, some will die, some will get distracted and go look at something else, whatever, nobody stays on one website 5eva.

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> What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry

Replacing all our cars with electric vehicles won't save us

Consuming more won't save us from having consumed too much

Moving the tailpipe from the back of your car to the top of a coal power plant won't save us

Electric cars won't save us

to make clearer the difference between this social network and mastodon, i think i need to emphasize the distinction between /users/ and /channels/.

As a user, you can follow channels, comment on channels' posts, etc.

But you can also be the admin of one or more channels. As such, as a single user, you could admin your own tech channel, another solo channel about plants or smth, and co-admin a channel about politics, all with your account.

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we had this idea like 15 minutes ago so its still very blurry, but i am so fucking hyped by the idea.

i truly love the model of public telegram channels, the downside being centralization.

public telegram channels have (from my experience) become quite a popular form social media in of themselves recently, and i think a decentralized version offering the possibility of self-hosting could be interesting to many people

if you feel like this is[n't] a good idea, i'd love to hear your feedback!

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within this social media itself, there is no search function nor algorithm, i.e. new channels can be discovered:

- via forwarded posts
- via browsing the wider internet and seeing that people are advertising their channel, which you can then follow via some kind of handle/id

this means you only get stuff you are interested in, and webring-like related communities take shape via the cross-forwarding of each others' posts

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now, this doesn't sound all that different to mastodon, but it's got its differences still

- each channel only has posts by one person (or eventually a few admins), except for the occasional forwards
- the forwards allow the creation of sort of "webrings"
- but with the added advantage of ease of posting (vs. creating a page on your website)
- and with the advantage of notifying your channel followers of new posts

home screen is a list of your followed channels, ones w/ new posts @ the top

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quick reminder on public telegram channels and why they are cool:

- you can create a public channel
- as the admin, you can post anything you want there (images, thoughts, links, etc.)
- if you know of other channels, you can forward their posts to your channel and people can follow links from these posts to visit the original channel
- this means you can truly get lost in the exploration of related channels that forward each others' posts
- you can follow each channel

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alright i just had an idea

are you familiar with public telegram channels?

(if you aren't read the following tweet but yeah i find their social media model really cool)

how about a version of telegram channels that is decentralized and over the ActivityPub protocol?

do any of you know if such a project already exists, in the works or released? me and a friend just had the idea and i am really hyped about it.

Fig. 1: what it looks like
Fig. 2: its HTML source

ya so this is what comes out of Meteor.js

webapps, webapps

It occurs to me that I should probably post these two /ridiculous/ cuties here.

alc + 

writing code for a JS framework is so surreal to me this is great

also i only had a litre of 5% alc beer but i'm already tipsy as hell cause no resistance to alcohol eee

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alc + 

programming Meteor.js webapps should only be done drunk at 1:30am

guess what I'm doing

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Be Mediocre
Microsoft Fail Terribly

unix astrology

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