Crossgeposted von: > Might be possible to use with Lemmy as well.

[Event] The fedizens first global chess tournament!
cross-posted from: > *Roses are red* > > *Violets are blue* > > *You're gonna sign up for this chess tournament* > > --- > > --- > > # How to play: > > 0. Most important! Share this event as widely as possible! Post on the fediverse and even on your Facebook, Reddit, tiktok etc > > 1. Sign up in the comments here. Just say your signing up. > > 2. I'll arrange brackets. Or if you particularly want to play someone, mention it in the comments and I'll pair you guys up > > 3. I'm open to suggestions, but lichess seems like the easiest way to set up matches, but really, if you can get your opponent to agree to use like Minetest chess, go for it! > > 4. If someone off the fediverse wants to play, have them contact me somehow. You could even relay their messages to me. > > # prizes: > > - once [the fedizens enquirer news paper]( is up and running, you'll be featured there. > > - myself, [](, Michael from [Perthchat]( and/or []( will simp for you > > - paid tournament will follow later on, if enough interest > > --- > > Has this ever been attempted before?

What's the fediverse equivalent to art and literature sharing sites like Deviantart and Wattpad?
I like the concepts of both platforms, Deviantart and Wattpad, but both have been going down the tubes, and the argument can be made that they have *always* had a pretty big cringe problem. Is there a platform or platforms more geared toward artists and/or writers like either of those two centralized sites? Pixelfed maybe? But I get the impression that it's more Instagram as opposed to Deviantart. Writefreely for Wattpad? Are either very similar to those centralized sites at all?

Is there a fediverse platform similar to Tumblr?
I think Tumblr has a pretty unique style in terms of how it works. Even though it's completely centralised, it already *almost* feels like it's federated. So is there an actual fediverse platform that's similar to it?

The Verge removed (some) pro pixelfed comments and I don't know why
As a fan of pixelfed I occasionally checkout to see if it is causing any buzz on comments, generally around instagram-is-doing-something-bad posts. The verge posted [this article]( and there were some pro pixelfed comments that have been removed. ![comment1 - the post under supermassive no longer exists ]( ![comment2]( There is still one comment, which is a simple link to the .org. But I don't see why the comments were removed unless they were auto flagged as bot-spam perhaps. Yet other comments pimping and linking to other options remain. ![Links to other]( Makes me a bit grumpy, with all the work Dansup has been putting in.

Need help choosing a Funkwhale (and other fediverse) instance(s)
I am looking to just dip my toes on a couple of other platforms. What I am finding while trying to choose an instance for Funkwhale (or Friendica, Pixelfed, etc) is that there is very little in the way of descriptions for finding something to match me and I would just be choosing at random. I am using the official sites' server recommendations/lists to look through and am really getting no info that is helpful to me. Does anyone know of other resources? My best option at this point is to use a throw away account to get on any server then spend just enough time interacting to find a good one and try to join it. Does that seem reasonable?

Not sure why Signal gets all the attention when Matrix is much more successful at spreading open source messaging and is also decentralized.

[The reverse is also available](, but who would want that?

cross-posted from: > The EU via their Horizons Europe program, the [Next Generation Internet]( (where e.g. NLnet are associated) (NGI Initiative) are the biggest funders of the [free software projects]( that comprise the fedi. Without their support fedi wouldn't be what it is now. > > The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) recently [launched a pilot]( to have both a Peertube and Mastodon instance on the Fediverse, hashtagged #EUVideo and #EUVoice respectively. On these servers official European Commission related institutions as well as individuals working at the EC can have their accounts. > > This recognition of the Fediverse and the interest that exists in entering our decentralized social networking environment is an important development. With success of the pilot there will undoubtedly be a follow-up and more initiatives to come. First results until now is that the parties that 'test the waters' are very happy on the kinds of interactions and quality of discussions they encounter on the Fediverse. > > That is no wonder, of course. Fediverse offers **social networking** that is more personal and friendly, than corporate social media which is about 'broadcasting' and influencing. > > Current pilot can be a ramp up to something much bigger: > > #### Fediverse: United in Diversity > > A social networking technology where _everyone_ can find their place and participate, that is not controlled by Big Tech and commercial corporate interests. For the European Commission there is the opportunity to passionately put their support behind fostering **"The European Take On Social Networking"**. Fediverse aligns to the NGI Initiative who envision an [Internet for Humans]( > > ##### How you can help > > To progress towards this vision it is important for the EU/EC pilot to be a success. As fedizen you can help with this. Here are a couple of ways to offer your support: > > → **Follow, boost, favourite the [EUVoice accounts]( on Mastodon and [EUVideo]( Peertube videos.** > > - These early adopter accounts are _still learning_ how the Fediverse works, what the culture is and e.g. how we value accessibility and image captions. You can help them discover. > - Many accounts are still Twitter bridges and broadcast only. Some others respond and interact with fedizens, notably [@EC_OSPO](, [@EDPS]( and [@EC_NGI]( The operators of the Twitter bridges don't know what the value of Fediverse is to them, and if they should spend time with us. All reactions by us are monitored, so we can help them here. > - There are people giving highly toxic reactions to almost any EC-related toot. There are many things to be critical about. Politics is about the discussion of these issues, and good arguments help more than toxicity. Here we have opportunity to show we are different than the cesspit that Twitter is. > - Do not expect too much, too soon. There is a complex organization structure at the EC, and given the politically sensitive nature all communications are weighed carefully and undergo multiple levels of approval. Plans move slowly, but they are in motion. > > → **Let's give the fedi accounts more followers than they have on Twitter, if possible.** > > - For instance the [Director General of Informatics at DG DIGIT](, Veronica Gaffey, has 191 fedi followers in short time, while [on Twitter]( she has 279 followers. > > → **If you are on Twitter, then help encourage EC institutions to also have an account on EUVoice.** > > - A notable example is the [European Parliament]( Respond to their tweets and name-drop the fedi as THE place to be. > > → **We are gathering a group of volunteers on [SocialHub]( that can [help train EC representatives]( in how to use the Fediverse effectively and understand its culture.** > > - The activities we do here, starting later this year, stand to benefit any administration or institution interested to join the Fediverse, not just EU representatives. > > --- > > This post is also [cross-posted]( to the [Social Coding Movement]( that is dedicated among others to establish a Peopleverse on top of the fedi. Social Coding is not yet officially launched.

Would be better if misskey wasn't moe imo

cross-posted from: > Forge Federation Needs Your Help 🤗 > > 🚀 Join the [forge federation]( matrix chatroom, or the (less active) [gitea federation]( room.

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