Mornings! So this instance has been running for 3 weeks, reached almost 2000 people, and seems to be holding up nicely! Thanks everyone!
I wrote a "marketing" blogpost that I'm gonna spam everyone with now, http://aras-p.info/blog/2017/12/04/Gamedev-Mastodon-mastodon.gamedev.place/
@aras it’s great that you decided on getting an instance up and running!
I’ve wondered what sort of features would be useful to admins managing an instance for a given community, like (for example) public pages that showcase community content in a meaningful way.
Any thoughts on what would be interesting for your community?
@sivy you mean as a features of Mastodon? good question, I haven't though about it yet. I'd like the default signup page show only local timeline, instead of federated one, for starters :)
@aras Thank you again for starting this and providing the impetus for a lot of people to indirectly improve their mental health.
@aras `Yes, the world might be on fire, and yes, we might be doomed`
You should read Stephen Pinker's amazing 'The Better Angels of Our Nature', it shows that we live in the best of times!
This instance is great. Biggest thing for me is no politics or related stuff, just stuff i want to read. Wish there was an instance that was generally programming related like this, not just gamedev focused that i could join too but not found anywhere i liked so far.
@aras thanks. I did have a look there and it does have what i want but it seems to drift off into being like Twitter posts too often. I guess i need to compromise
Mastodon server focused on game development and related topics.