original thread; https://lemmy.ml/post/64811/comment/55588

I think I can agree on this one. been looking for writers on fediverse. real ones that makes novels and such. it seems that if mastodon has community groups that users from other instances can join. that can fix isolated communities and users especially if they are on single user instances.

for an example if you had a community for artists. specific genres ones maybe like horror manga. users from other instances can join and you can post a toot under that community.

single user instances or people that are interested in things but on another instance may want to join that specific community.

@Gwynne@lemmy.ml
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that kind of works. but I think having it integrated to mastodon is better and people will actually use it

poVoq
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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).

@avalos@lemmy.ml
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GNU Social has pretty much always had groups.

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?

poVoq
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in theory at least ;)

江尚寒
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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. ^^

Nice. TIL from comment (but broken link), a Mastodon instance for book lovers : https://bookwor.ms/about Thanks.

江尚寒
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glad you like it ^^

Kinetix
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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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