lemmy.ml is down? No problem! lemmygrad.ml is still online! In the Fediverse, the “single point of failure” is the internet itself.

poVoq
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Except that lemmy.ml and lemmygrad.ml are hosted on the same server and in general half of the fediverse is hosted in the Hetzner datacenters in Germany…

Kinetix
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That, and one can’t take their account to another instance easily. A little pain for some, possibly not something some would entertain, either.

I do wish there was nomadic identity in more fediverse software… but I don’t know if there’s a standard around that.

@downdaemon@lemmy.ml
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It would be nice is !fedivangelism@lemmy.ml was more active, my Snowden post got zero traction

@MarcellusDrum@lemmy.ml
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With a little number of users, I think we should focus our attention to a few communities only. For example, !fediverse@lemmy.ml would be a better community to post in now. When Lemmy gets more users, you can diversify to more niche topics.

Kinetix
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I’m with 'ya on that.

@pablone@lemmy.ml
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Subscribed, but not clicking through to Twitter.

@xarvos@lemmy.ml
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Without nomadic identity, people would still be affected and unable to connect to the network. Sadly it’s not defined in ActivityPub (yet?)

@ttmrichter@lemmy.ml
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Just to amplify this: the fediverse is not the cure-all its louder proponents seem to claim.

And again, just to remind people, I don’t have Facebook or Twitter accounts and I do have accounts on Mastodon, Lemmy, Pixelfed, and others. I’m a committed user, just not an ideologue.

If lemmy.ml goes down, the fact that lemmygrad.ml is still running is not a solution for me. I don’t have an account there. If mastodon.online goes down, the fact that … say … tabletop.social is still running is meaningless. My identity is on mastodon.online.

If the very identity could be somehow federated, this would be a different story, naturally.

@xarvos@lemmy.ml
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Thanks for elaborating my point.

It’s sad that Zot, the only protocol that supports nomadic identity, is rather unpopular in comparison with ActivityPub.

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