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🌎 🌍 🌏 I'm working on a of servers "near me" basically mapping servers that are region-specific, as a way for folks to find Mastodon users in their region. Blue = signed on to the Mastodon Covenant, Green = I"m not sure they did.

This is my first time using so I'd be grateful of any and all feedback, and offers to collaborate - I assume I can share the map for editing somehow 🤷

Here's the link: u.osmfr.org/m/550053/


if you run a region or locale-based server, please let me know so we can add to the map at u.osmfr.org/m/550053/

@jaz My server, which is for people in Vermont, is hosted in Europe. How are you mapping? Curious.

@scully manually, based on name/description. Adding Vermont now (hi from Albany o/ )

@jaz *waves*

Following because I love Wales so much, and I dig the community you are building.

@jaz I appreciate that whatever technique of geolocation you're using is not too precise, but it's interesting that the closest named settlement to that one map marker appears to be Nitchequon, "a ghost town that was an inland trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company in the remote geographic centre of Quebec."

@zudlig yeh, I went with geo centre so I could leave room for instances dedicated to cities, especially capitals. I also don't want to give the idea that a given instance is arbitrarily bordered, so the notion is it's "near" you and has people "near" you. More a hint of regionality than defined national borders or city vs rural etc.

@jaz Great idea! Regional servers are important for connecting people at the local level as well as to the fediverse. I’ve launched a new instance for Austin, Texas and would appreciate a listing! (We’ve committed to the Mastodon server covenant.) Thanks! 🙏
➡️ austin.community

@shane thanks for the support, and austin.community has been added 👍

@jaz
I'm not in any position to offer help but what you have achieved here so far is immense!
Its so much easier to picture the fediverse seeing it laid out geographically .
Sent a link to my Glasgow based offspring as I wasn't aware of Glasgow.social
Nice one, keep it going and, if you think I could help, let me know how.
J

@Jkp cheers for the support, glad you like it! sending people to instances is about the biggest help anyone can offer, so either find more offspring, make more offspring, or tell non-offspring to go check out the server 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 👍

@jaz There seems to be
Mastodon.scot
Mastodon.wales
and Mastodon.org.uk

if it helps

@zleap Cheers Paul, I had mastodon.scot already, I can't find or get mastodon.wales nor mastodon.org.uk to load though. I'll check them both again tomorrow, if they load I'll add them when I see them. Actually, .org.uk loaded, just super slow tonight it looks like.

@alexevon I can't get the site to load, can I pleaese confirm the URL? social.aiqwest.com/ is not working for me

@jaz that should work. The CDN will force you to an ssl connection

@jaz hi you can add tooting.ch with physical location in Lausanne Switzerland

@jaz mastodon.scot for, erm, Scotland! 🙂

@rodti already in, as well as glasgow.social. So now you've beaten Wales twice, once in the and another in the number of Mastodon instances per country 😃

@t3rr0rz0n3 just tell me the server and the locale or region it is intended to serve. and optionally if it's signed on to the Mastodon Server Covenant or not.

@jaz The node is mine, which I am admin, is called Xarxa.cloud and you can put it next to mastodont.cat (in Catalonia). It's a regional node.

@jaz Greetings from Hertfordshire

mastodon.lazysquirrel.co.uk

Still early days of a setup on this server so not the most exciting posts. Plus just me for now.

@bumblebee no worries mate. For the time being the map is intended to help people find servers to join "near them", so while I love that you're working on your instance, I'll keep it off the map until you're open for business and targeting the area - general instances aren't going to be on the map. Batten down for Christoph!

@jaz darmstadt.social is for, well Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany ;)

@ij @w4tsn it seems we are on track to have one server for every household in . This is a good thing™️

osna.social wurde hinzugefügt, danke 👍

@ewen merci bien, c'est fait, et d'un Gallois a un Gaulois - salut ! 👍

@papaeng89 alors c'est fait, merci. J'ai passe deux semaines a Auxerre/Tonnerre quand j'avais 13 ou 14, c'etait tres jolie! C'etait mon premiere fois en France.

@thomas Hi Thomas, the map is for open registration servers only, are you accepting new members?

@jaz oh, sorry. AS Long AS I dont know how to be compliant to gdpr and those things, I wont accept registrations.

@thomas I am not a lawyer, but article 4.18 of GDPR states you must be engaged in an "economic activity"; and the personal and household exemptions apply to undertakings with “no connection to a professional or commercial activity”. So, certainly a grey area, but if I were flying solo and not charging anyone, I would personally presume I am not subject to GDPR.

See also github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

@jaz Do add us at indieweb.social based out of DC area in US.

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