One of the big takeaways from me from apconf was how much I've unfairly discounted the Pleroma community (tbqh because @lain is such a massive shitposter that I don't know how to make sense of it probably). But meeting everyone IRL really made clear how thoughtful that community is, behind all the jokes. Lots of excitement there while discussing (not just w/ the Pleroma folks, but esp with them) about how to make things genuinely better for fediverse users. Thanks for the good chats, friends.
On that note, we had massive turnout of implementors from across the fediverse spectrum, but Mastodon's dev team was missing. I know some people wanted to make it, but couldn't, so I'm not blaming anyone, but we made so much progress and so much connection at APConf that it really struck me how important getting everyone at the table is.
Also, I unloaded a *ton* of ideas on the conference attendees for future of the fediverse; I'm sure it was overwhelming. Throughout the progression of the day at the unconference it was interesting to see a shift, especially from the Pleroma dev team, who (@lain especially taking the lead) expressed healthy skepticism initially on many of them but towards the end seemed to think that many (Datashards and stamps in particular) were quite implementable and would be good for the fediverse.
- Introducing ideas is important, but I need to try to introduce them in a bite sized way (I *am* trying to do that, and @librelounge has been walking through many of them, but I can do better)
- I need to give people more space to question the ideas, and patiently develop responses
- I think that @lain is completely right in that a) we need to be careful to introduce these ideas incrementally and make them easy but b) that should be possible for most of them.
@cwebber do you mean tootsuite or across all the forks?
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