what is better for single user instance, or maybe something small like under 10 users (no communities)? which is lighter on resources? how much storage should I allocate?

any alternatives to lemmy and kbin that are still somewhat similar?

  • delcake
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    610 months ago

    I’m definitely interested in seeing how the single-user instance offerings develop across the various federated applications. I have no interest in taking on the role of admin or moderator for people I don’t know personally, but am more than happy to run my own front-end service that’ll let me lurk and interact with all varieties of ActivityPub content.

    For now it seems kbin might win that fight for me since it’s equipped to handle reddit-style communities and threads while also providing a workable microblog interface. But it does seem to be a bit on the heavy side… I wonder if we might see some software created for this particular usage scenario one day, if it isn’t already being worked on somewhere.

    • arkcom
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      510 months ago

      If big instances like Beehaw go whitelist federation only, it will effectively make single user instances useless.

      • delcake
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        610 months ago

        Certainly a possibility, but I don’t really expect it to be a common concern. Defederation is mostly about keeping problematic people out when an instance’s admins either can’t or won’t resolve whatever problem is at play. Most instances will never even realize a single-user instance is lurking at all if they don’t bother to crawl the logs and said user doesn’t cause a scene.

        I’d expect most whitelist-only instances will have been that way from the start instead of growing large and then shutting the door, because the goals of running an instance like that are fundamentally different.

        • 🇺🇦 seirim
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          110 months ago

          Yeah, I think a whitelist only instance would to dramatically limit its users to be generally attractive for most people, and would certainly keep it from becoming popular. They are surely use cases for it but pretty limited I’d imagine.

      • Jeena
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        310 months ago

        Right now they went the other way around, so the big instances are blocked and we with our single user ones can still federate with them.

      • Melmi
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        110 months ago

        The barrier to entry for making a new instance is relatively high compared to the barrier for entry for making an account on a free for all instance, so I doubt it will be an issue.