It's time for quakerquaker.org to move to Mastodon

I like the approach of quakerquaker.org to connect people. But I think it is time that quakerquaker.org moves to Mastodon. Why? There are many reasons:

  • The layout of quakerquaker.org is old and hard to use on mobile devices.
  • There is no multi factor authentication.
  • There are no mobile apps

The advantages that Mastodon brings:

  • It is easy to follow people.
  • It is decentralized but still easy to connect with other communities. Much like the monthly meetings.
  • The software is open source and actively developed.

My suggestion to the host of this website: set up a Mastodon instance and invite people to try it out. And please please finally get a certificate for https! Http in 2022 is no longer possible.

You can find me at @olaf_radicke@nrw.social / https://nrw.social/@olaf_radicke

About Mastodon: https://joinmastodon.org/
and: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastodon_(software)

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Comment by Martin Kelley on 12th mo. 4, 2022 at 9:03pm

Hi Olaf,

The Ning platform which QuakerQuaker.org uses has mostly frozen in features and to upgrade to the newest (still not very new) version would double the monthly bill. I keep the site going mainly because people still like to use this and for some interesting archival discussions that have info that doesn't exist anywhere else.

Mastodon's a great platform. I'm there (writing.exchange/@martin; we already follow each other). A strong Quaker community is building and there's a list. There's no reason to move this site there. Anyone in the QQ membership who wants to go there should check it out. Just write an introductory post and use the #quaker hashtag and I'll see it and befriend you.

Martin

Comment by Olaf Radicke on 12th mo. 5, 2022 at 3:54pm

Hi Martin!

Thanks for the answer and the explanation. We already follow each other on Mastodon. I would be happy if we gradually become more. Especially here in Germany, where there are so few friends, a digital exchange is an enrichment. Let's hear from you! Gladly also in German if it is comfortable for you.

Olaf

Comment by Olaf Radicke on 12th mo. 6, 2022 at 4:15pm

An helpful how to about following hashtags:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCRb4qEbUPo

Comment by Kirby Urner on 12th mo. 6, 2022 at 11:17pm

Yeah I'm on Mastodon through being a Subgenius (as well as Quaker).  It's a fine platform but you don't just "move" a complex archives to it.  A heart transplant might be easier?  Start fresh and call it something else maybe?  QQ is perfectly OK as is, IMO.

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