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Every time I log on, I end up singing or humming the song Mr.Mastodon Farm to myself. I feel like its the unofficial theme song of Mastodon to me.

For your listening pleasure:
youtube.com/watch?v=5dbdHqRDm-

Thinking of a parental version/instance of Mastodon, still allow for federation but a bit more controlled, default toots to local only, stuff like that. Could be a great way to safely teach kids and open things up gradually as they become more capable and aware.

What is the backend storage model for this? Are non-public messages encrypted at rest?

I'd love the ability to add other communities' timelines to my account.

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Mastodon Bechdel test: Does your instance have:
- A non-bot talking to
- Another human about
- Something other than Mastodon?

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Okay, now that a few friends-of have been notified, please help boost so folks who weren't able to get on maly.io and other free speech Masto instances before they hit capacity know that the awesome freehold.earth is now open. :D

Saturday mornings are great for playing with your while waiting for your to finish.

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@HedgeMage @ennenine Biometrics: userids, not passwords.

I'm increasingly inclined toward some sort of worn, replaceable, identifier. A signet ring with a very-near-field chip which could be held to an ID sensor on devices and specifically triggered. Or something operating similarly. "Something you have", replaceable, a specific interaction. Not generally readable from a distance.

... and think of the opportunities for Mastodon app developers to create experiences to manage your involvement in various communities. There's a Meta-Mastodon area to explore, too. Metadon?

I'm encouraged by the number of thoughtful toots about how to grow Mastodon in healthy ways, and how that's made possible by open source. Empowering!

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I think the only thing that worries me about Mastodon at the moment is people impersonating others by using same handle on a different instance. Anyone have any innovative ideas on how to work around this? Is it fair to give everyone first dibs on their handle across instances? Is that even practical?

ID Management is no small thing. Are there discussions somewhere in the larger Mastodon (or GNU Social) project on how to evolve this?

Choosing a Mastodon server is currently based on availability. Will it it someday reflect a portion of your identity?

"I am this person who has chosen this Mastodon community."

People are complex, how can you have multiple connected identifiable communities? Lots of cool discussion to be had ...

Curious how this will evolve. It seems we're all treating Mastodon like a centralized Twitter, just using decentralized generic nodes to access it. Maybe community-specific nodes should be more prevalent? That lends more meaning to the local vs global streams, and aligns with the fact your global username includes your local node as identifying and meaningful information.

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Is there any way to save or so I can easily come back to them? Or maybe create a list?

I love how communities find ways to organize themselves. On Mastadon it seems to be the hashtag. Here are mine:

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