>Have you considered joining us, i.e. implementing ActivityPub on your site and making it federate with the rest of the network?
I think it's not something we have thought of yet
, but an interesting proposal. (The following are my thoughts alone)
This is a big change, and something that would require serious thought; we have a significant-sized userbase (1500-2000 posts per day) and have a lot of extension and customization. Since stability has been a historical issue with the site, I believe that any loss of site features or impact to users (e.g. switching to another imageboard software like FChannel) may not be worth the benefits of federation.
However, if the ActivityPub server can be just an extension of vichan that federates, it could probably work (although it would be some effort to create that extension). I'm not familiar with it, but I know vichan has experimental NNTFChan code (https://github.com/majestrate/nntpchan
) for a different protocol, which means there might
be a base to work from, updating that to federate posts via ActivityPub.>Alternatively, if the site owner does not feel like coding, they can simply make a leftypol themed Fchannel instance.
Making an extra instance seems like it would just split the site and be doomed to obscurity.
If we did federate /leftypol/ successfully, what impact would that have on your federated imageboards?(and, apparently, pleromas… cool!) The /leftypol/ board reaches 100 PPH daily, and in last year's US election it was getting 600 PPH. I wonder who would federate with them.
Maybe some of the smaller boards could have potential, although it does get difficult if people unintentionally post to leftypol.org without knowing the different rules of leftypol.org.
How does federated moderation work? During the occasional /pol/ raids, we get threads of gore, interracial porn and MtF porn (it's quite funny that /pol/ of all people have that saved, but that's besides the point).
I also suspect that we would get low-effort shitposts from the federated sites that violate our own rules; are there granular forms of bans (e.g. hashed IP) or would we be forced to ban/allow by whole instance if one dedicated spammer on it became intolerable?
If anything, I guess we'd be an effective trial-by-fire of moderation capabilities lmao