The ad-hoc nature of this instance is, perhaps, demonstrated by the fact that I am making a post for my "FAQ" page rather than an actual "page," but it's all I can figure out how to do right now. Hello! Welcome! I'm happy that you are here! I don't actually know what I'm doing! But I'm trying my best!
The idea behind federation is that it's supposed to be decentralized -- people are supposed to have lots of options for where they set up their accounts, without it mattering too much which
one they're on. So: here's another option!Fancifully Assumed Questions:How do I do anything here???
We're all still figuring that out! There's a google doc with some crowdsourced tips here
.Why doesn't this instance work like http://fandom.stopthatimp.net ?
I can pretty much guarantee that this instance will always be several technological steps behind http://fandom.stopthatimp.net
, because unlike impertinence, I have very little idea of what I am doing. Message me if there's stuff over there that you'd like me to implement over here, and I will give it a go!Something is broken or weird!!!
I am just one person doing my best! You can see my 'development agenda' over on this Trello board
. If you notice something that isn't on my list over there, please let me know and I'll see what I can do!How long will this instance last?
For the foreseeable future, i.e., as long as anything can commit to lasting on the web. Now that I've made it, I'm feeling very
attached to it! There are limits to how much I can "manage", both in terms of time and monetary commitment, so I may in future need to limit this instance to stay within what is feasible for me. Hopefully, there will be lots more instances by then.How can I make my own instance?
Well, this is how I did it
I left comments on, below, so folks can also ask non-imagined questions. Let's figure out this wild west of the web together!