@arran Big yes to the web analytics idea. It's hard to convince most people to use some paid service instead of free, popular, comprehensive Google Analytics.
Personally, I can't tell from offen's site what it looks like, so it's hard to tell what information it will give me, and I can't tell if it will be useful.
@arran have you actually ran a production Synapse instance before? I think you're jumping into this without realising how hard and costly it actually is
@resynth1943 I've not run Synapse in production, no.
I was looking into Dendrite considering the performance savings, albeit it's not feature complete yet.
@arran To be perfectly honest, if you don't know the headaches Synapse induces, I really wouldn't go making promises. 😉 I've talked to a lot of Synapse administrators who have either shut down their instance, or continue to suffer under its bugginess.
Personally, since Synapse requires a lot of processing power, I'd prefer you to run multiple fediverse apps instead. But that's just my opinion. 😛
Dendrite looks good, but yeah it's not ready yet.
@arran So yeah, if you do go through with this, get a LOT of storage, and a really fast server. Hope it won't cost too much.
Fediverse apps are a lot lighter to run 😉
@resynth1943 I appreciate your critical comments.
I've have heard Synapse is a huge storage hog, I will most likely wait until Dendrite is ready.
I don't feel like I'm making concrete promises, just in the research phase and want input from the community.
LoveLibre is a long term project , nothing will happen half-assed! - That, I can assure you of. 😂
@arran good plan :D
In the meantime, are you planning on hosting any ActivityPub-powered services? I think everyone's beat the Mastodon drum to death now. Maybe a Misskey instance? 😛
@arran can't wait to hear more about this project :D really good initiative! ❤️ do you have a write.as / AP blog we can subscribe to for updates?
Nothing yet, I will set up a write.as next week once the plan is fleshed out some more!
I'm very excited :)
btw, Where does Misskey fit in when compared to write.as and Mastodon?
@arran basically it's a platform for full-on blogging, instead of microblogging (e.g. Mastodon).
UI is really nice too. It has IM's, page generation, rooms and channels. ❤️
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.