brave is also run by a homopobic alt right guy so…
I’m not a fediverse developer but as I understand it the activitypub spec identities people and communities by their domain, and does not define a way to mutate.
Translation: you would loose all your peers and your comments.
If lemmy.ml copied the databases to a new domain, then when websites start to peer again there would be duplicate comments, one from the old domain and one from the new domain.
Translation: it would require the cooperation of every instance to be clean
I’m not a fediverse developer again, this could be wrong
You can’t just change a federated domain like you can change from facebook.com to meta.com, it’s nearly impossible
People should know about
And make informed choices
.ml in it’s infancy, and it’s impossible to switch domain names now.
I can attest to the cons of .ml domains
Not been able to find a good registrar. Gandi is a fake shithole, all the other ones too. I decided if I couldn’t get ethical domains I would just get cheap ones, so cloudflare.
Stay tuned for names.sr.ht, they will charge 20$ a year to allow you to register unlimited domains with zero markup, and profit sustainably without data collection from that tiny subscription fee (plus tons of DevOps). They are waving the 20$ a year for people who can’t afford it without any questions, and the platform is open source.
NOTE: names.sr.ht has nothing, go directly to sr.ht to learn more about the platform
Re ethical hosting:
I’m impartial to uberspace, so many pluses!
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Yeah this, also consider that gitlab is not federated and people are not likely to make an account on your gitlab instance to contribute.
The same thing goes for discord, more people use it than matrix, and therfore you reach a larger audience by using it
re @Echedenyan@lemmy.ml not sure what part you are talking about, I’m happy to shoot myself in the foot for my projects because I don’t expect much contributors nore feel a drive for a big star count
The domain does not provide extra privacy, but it does not ditch extra privacy also.
email@example.com are two emails addressed to you, but no one knows who you are.
Rather, it provides a framework to be a digital nomad, switching email providers at a whim while not needing to do account recovery. An @protonmail can’t do that.
In the later half
I essentially read the “what’s the point of privacy if you have nothing to hide” argument. I don’t do drugs or run a torrent tracker.
mistakes do happen and especially with services featuring a free tier, they have so many users they don’t have time to double check their actions or care about providing good support. I already provided two examples of pretty notable people getting banned from Google for unknown reasons and still not being able to get their account back.
Closer to home, let’s look at Lemmy. As it’s still small, the admins interact with the users and think twice before banning. Reddit on the other and is the opposite, because they quite literally have a million times more people to worry about.
Thanks, you and @firstname.lastname@example.org reminded me that indeed there are some goodies out there.
For me personally, I do want the extra reassurance from the fact the company is profiting off me without reselling my data and I encourage others to also do that, but I am willing to believe there are free services that do respect privacy
Leasure reading has fallen by the wayside. It’s a pity but I like a particular type of book that is rarely fulfilled. I mostly just read my subscribed RSS feeds
If anyone has recommendations, I like surreal nonfiction and fiction (not too fantasy, think “his dark materials”), with an emphasis on storytelling and character development. I enjoy most densities, I occasionally dare read academia.
Don’t use free email, with cloud software if it’s free than your the product. I’m not some GNU bible slapper but genuinely you should
This means you can still get emails if your email provider locks you out by switching providers and vice versa.
For free users on @hotmail, @gmail, etc, if Google locks them out even by mistake they are screwed, and it does happen, like to terraria’s lead dev and the partner of a Google employee.
Remember, email is rarely ever encrypted and it’s worth paying for your privacy
No problem, if you are interested in learning more: https://www.givingwhatwecan.org