Hi! I'm looking for someone to admin an instance of @takahe that I'm considering as my canonical fediverse presence; I'm pretty convinced that the platform that will succeed for bringing more mainstream brands/institutions into the fediverse may look more like this than like current Mastodon. https://jointakahe.org (I'm also interested in exploring using Datasette alongside for analysis/stats.) Anyone interested in helping? DM me or email with rates.
@anildash I 100% agree on your first point. I’m glad to see something like this exists. Looking forward to hearing about your experience with it.
@anildash how does this differ from Mastodon? is it cool? do you have an invite code? (in that order -- really worked myself up over the course of that sentence)
First impression of the home page is it's unreadable to me. Font too faint, does not respond to Firefox reader view.. Is that an indication of what the platform will look like? Mastodon is pretty easy to read.
Beyond that, Django/Python might be a popular stack.
@bhaugen @anildash @takahe
Agreed that the UI has room for improvement, but we're iterating on it and always open to suggestions, bug reports, and PRs. First Takahē commit was Nov 5 and it has already come a long way.
Got ideas about what the place will look and behave like?
@anildash seems to think it will be better than Mastodon. But in what ways? What inspires your interest in working on it?
(I'm not really being skeptical, I'd be interested in something better. And I've done a lot of work in Django in the past.)
The why I'm tossing PRs at @andrew, he's a good person to work with (many years of positive interactions on the Django team). Being on the Django team, I'm biased towards Django apps.
Mastodon is also heavy for a single user instance. My Takahē instance runs entirely on a $2/mo VPS.
Also unreadable to. me as served, but that one responds to readerview...
The faint font seems to be another case of hip and cool appearance that fails accessibility And I am not nearly blind, just old.
@mccue it performs the same _function_ as Mastodon — it’s software for running a community in the fediverse, and mastodon and takahe users can follow each other and vice-versa. But architecturally it’s a little more designed for concerns that technical architects (or companies) might want to anticipate.