@SDF I think Mastodon covers the need, but a Pixelfed server would be very cool!

@kylegospo @SDF Agreed. While I think Pleroma is (significantly) better software, I don't see the benefits of hosting both. The two are very similar in scope

@jakob @SDF @kylegospo Is there substantial user demands for the benefits Pleroma provides? Are you strapped for resources and want to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of the hardware you already have? If neither of these constraints applies to you, then you probably do not want to host Pleroma. That being said, if someone wants to self host and they ask me which of the two they should go with, I will easily say Pleroma simply because it's /much/ easier to get setup and there are far less gotchas from weird shit compared to Mastodon (or god forbid Misskey)
@alice @jakob @SDF @kylegospo another point: Pleroma gets tested on NetBSD because there's a person who's both a Pleroma and NetBSD dev (me), and IIRC SDF likes NetBSD. I don't know if Mastodon works as well on it.
Benefits would include software diversity and Pleroma's current compatibility with both OStatus and Activity Pub. Pleroma also allows more flexibility in configuration (eg post length) and will soon get a third front end, one the new pixelfed FE is made available by dansup. All that said, it's basically the same as Mastodon in day to day functionality and I don't really notice a difference when using a third party mobile client (mastalab). When I do use a browser, I tend to use mastoFE anyway, which comes installed by default with Pleroma.

@SDF It's a waste to host Pleroma when we have Mastodon and sites. Pleroma sits in that awkward middle ground.

@SDF They are very similar. What about something ligher like Friendica, or something super ambitious like Hubzilla? Another option is something complimentary to Mastodon like Peertube?

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