A project idea: will it be useful?

I want to propose an idea for a project that I want to implement, but I don’t know if it will be useful to anyone.

  • It will be an engine for creating thematic websites (like “communities” here or groups in FB).
  • The main section will be a place where users can post their submissions (it will be possible to turn on pre-moderation or turn off ability to submit posts at all).
  • There will be ability to make multiple “sections” - for example first for user-submitted posts and discussions, second for site news, third for pictures gallery, etc.
  • You’ll be able to change the appearance of the sections - it can look like a forum, like a newsfeed (as in social networks), maybe something else.
  • The tech stack will be based on PHP/MySQL - i want it to be installable on any shared hosting.
  • The process of installation and configuration also will be simpler than in other fediverse projects.
  • It will be compatible with other ActivityPub-based projects, at least with Mastodon.
  • I think it’s better to make “one instance - one community”

I know that many of these features already exist in Lemmy, but i wanted to make a more customizable and user-friendly engine, which will be useful for narrowly thematic sites, like fansites.

Also, sorry for mistakes in English, it’s not my native language :(

poVoq
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Sound pretty much like Hubzilla. And any functionality that might be missing can be easily added with the plugin system it has.

mickie
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All the points you say, match the description of the Hubzilla project. It is better choose a mature solution, than develop one from scratch that does exactly the same.

Check it out: https://hubzilla.org/page/zotlabs/home

@johs
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whuled be cool

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