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members. I have a question for you. Should we use a fork of Mastodon called Hometown? It has a few extra features. Including:
- Local-only posting (a privacy setting to not federate certain toots)
- Better reading features
- Better lists (this would be awesome)
- A lot of interesting stuff planned

It is also meant to be simple and not stray far from Mastodon (unlike Glitch for example).

More info here:
github.com/hometown-fork/homet

Please vote and (more importantly) reply with your reasoning.

@masterofthetiger

then surely all my toots are gone? then let me / us know, so I can still save this

@childofgod No. You would still have all of your toots. This mostly would add a couple features.

@masterofthetiger so my toots remain. then I don't care what goes on in the background

@masterofthetiger I voted to upgrade based on an assumption and a condition: that we would be able to change back if the differences turned out to be unsuitable to the kind of group we are. So you might clarify that point. I for one can’t really grasp the differences from mere descriptions from the developers. I have to see it in action, and I’d like to see it. But, *can* we switch back? Would you agree to that as a condition for voting for the change?

@malanrich Yes. That is a good idea. The only hassle would be database migrations, but that shouldn't be so hard (and if anything goes wrong, I will have backups of all of it).

I will probably upgrade it (while addressing all the concerns people bring up). I don't see any cons since we would have the option to switch back.

@masterofthetiger
I voted no... because I'm not on theres.life and I don't want to miss out on the local-only posts.

@masterofthetiger
Sounds like a winner. Go for it!

I also find I sometimes wish for longer character limit.

@masterofthetiger
Ah, nice! Thanks.

I notice the need for it when I'm quoting and inserting from the bookmarklet. I tend to select good chunks of text.

@masterofthetiger i voted yes because local-only posts would be good - also a reason why people should have accounts here as well as elsewhere

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