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Apparently this has been discussed many times but is unlikely to happen. Other Fediverse projects do have groups though (Hubzilla, Friendica) or are working on them (Pleroma).

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GNU Social has pretty much always had groups.

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There’s a lot of discussion about Groups implementation on SocialHub, and there are different ways to go about it. Unfortunately no agreement has been reached yet on a standards-compliant way to implement Groups. The concept of Community goes a bit further, and for this I am involved with discussing the “Community has no Boundary” paradigm.

Just for reference: https://medium.com/we-distribute/the-do-everything-system-an-in-depth-review-of-hubzilla-3-0-692204177d4e

Forum channels are particularly noteworthy because they are analogous to Facebook Groups.

Can those groups reached via activity pub? So from actors not belonging to the corresponding instance?

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in theory at least ;)

The practice looks different. At least I was not able to figure out in a reasonably short amount of time how to post as a mastodon user in the forum channel. Apart from replying.

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Usually it should work by DMing the forum channel. It then takes your message and reposts it. At least with Hubzilla that should work.

Hm. I was not able to do so. Did you try? Maybe I just do not know how to configure the channel source. 🤷

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What forum did you try and from where?

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I love Mastodon and use it myself. But what worries me is the huge focus on Mastodon as the main application of the Fediverse. Sure, it has rightfully earned that place by doing the right things at the right time and building features that people love. But at this moment the dominance of Mastodon is becoming a self-reinforcing network effect. This phenomena exists to the extent already, that many people confuse Mastodon and Fediverse and use it interchangeably. Mastodon is an App that provides microblogging features, just one of many federated apps that should integrate and interoperate as much as possible.

The right question to ask is:

What if Fediverse Microblogging had support for Community Groups?

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actually some instances already show their hobbys in their name, just like (bla bla bla).beer and bookwor.m(bla bla) and so on. ^^

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glad you like it ^^

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Friendica has forums which do what you’re suggesting. They are somewhat interoperable with other parts of the fediverse, but hey, it’s easy enough to run a friendica instance.

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