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Federated discussion place. Make your own fediverse; get back your internet.

An open-source fediverse designed to secure everyone’s right to free speech. No censorship, no abuse of power; just traditional forum communities of all kinds.

A new federation is always interesting, but like @poVoq said

An open-source fediverse designed to secure everyone’s right to free speech. No censorship, no abuse of power; just traditional forum communities of all kinds.

Feels like the kind of thing you’d read for a platform like voat or all the other chuddy platforms. Reddit alternatives are very hard to keep from descending into alt right garbage, and the actions necessary to keep them from doing that don’t really coincide with “free speech” and “no censorship”. Other than that it seems pretty neat.

Xaiecon solves [name and community squatting], and other problems, by being very flexible with names. Here, names works like in Discord, you can have a name like someone’s else, but you are assigned a Unique Id for identification.

Echo chambers are avoided by using categories, and give more relevance to posts which have more discussion (WIP).

That’s really cool, and some of those are things suggested for lemmy which were decided against (which isn’t a bad thing) so we’ll see how that plays out.

poVoq
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Terrible name, and their tag-line is somewhat dubious… it doesn’t even explain anywhere how and why it is censorship resistant… Site also doesn’t really work right now, and a Python code-base likely isn’t very scalable under higher load.

But lets see… but right now I can’t see anything about it that would make it preferable to Lemmy for example.

Convince me otherwise ;)

QuentinCallaghan
creator
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The tag-line will surely bring lots of insightful people into the marketplace of ideas! /s

The site certainly doesn’t work, I clicked the “get started” text and got this.

@Soaku
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Oh god this message.

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@nromdotcom
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Does this use an open standard for federation? Colloquially at least, “Fediverse” is synonymous with ActivityPub, but really any open standard should suffice.

QuentinCallaghan
creator
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This whole Xaiecon platform raises many questions.

@nromdotcom
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Yeah, agreed.

And to answer my own question, this seems to be federation only with other Xaiecon instances (or AP code looks wildly different than I expect from other projects I’ve looked at) https://gitlab.com/Superleaf1995/xaiecon/-/blob/master/xaiecon/modules/core/fediverse.py

Not to mention a surprising lack of any kind of tests (at least in that repo).

I’d say at the very least this project was announced as too “ready” too soon. It’s going to be hugely difficult to scale the technology or the community (both users and developers) in the way it has been communicated so far.

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@soloninja
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It looks like a version of reddit but your right does bring more questions

A community dedicated to fediverse news.