What I sometimes find very unfortunate about Mastodon is that all the brilliant posts disappear into a dark corner after a short time. Of course there is a good search function on our instance, but many other instances don’t have that and even if they do, it’s not guaranteed that our posts are stored there.
In addition, some of you “auto-delete” your posts after a certain time. A great feature of Mastodon, with the disadvantage that a lot of timeless content simply gets lost.
This might be appropriate for Cat Pics, which is what the founder of Mastodon is using it for, but a big loss for useful tech tips and much more that is posted here on Emacs.ch.
I’ve been thinking for some time about creating a kind of auto-blog feature, where with opt-in your selected posts are automatically converted into a blog, which is accessible via a subdomain corresponding to your username, e.g. “yeti.emacs.ch”.
What do you think about such a feature? Would it be a useful extension to our instance?
I would appreciate a good discussion about this, to assess the worthyness of this idea.