I really miss G+. I felt like I had my finger on the pulse of RPG games. Now I feel like I'm barely even seeing the smoke from the campfires of other designers.
@strypey Friendica and Diaspora seem to be the ones that they're finding. But it's not the platforms, it's the community. Lots of them moved back to Twitter because the community is there.
@craigmaloney so the question is, how to get enough of the community active in the fediverse that more of the community will start coming here, because the community is here. It's the classic #Catch22 problem caused by #NetworkEffect ;) Letting them know about cross-posters so they can post on the fediverse and still be heard on Titter might be one way to bootstrap.
@mayel federation with federated forum/ link-sharing projects like #Prismo, #Anancus, and #Lemmy requires group support, so I hope to see more AP apps supporting it soon. But I'm guessing the finalization of AP has given folks a *lot* of stuff to work on and we can't expect it to happen all at once (not without a lot more volunteers and funding anyway).
@craigmaloney I definitely feel the same way.
Put a different way: I find game designers more interesting when they're talking about their other interests. That never seems to happen in a forum, where everything is hyper concentrated and gets the feeling of RPG-adjacent small talk.
@wombat @craigmaloney I usually browse the Gauntlet Forums and sometimes comment. I feel like it's the online forum that currently seems to be having the most interesting conversations about the sorts of things I'm interested in.
But it's not a replacement for what was on G+. I still feel like it only captures a small corner of the gaming world, so I'm still missing out on a lot of activity occurring somewhere else.
@craigmaloney I miss it, too. The quality of my online conversations has really dipped since it shut down.
@JohnWSheldon Yeah. I mean, I love dice.camp and Mastodon, but I dipped on over to Twitter and noticed a vast leap in the number of conversations over there. Makes me wonder if I should restart my account over there. (This is not something I want to do. 😁 )
@craigmaloney Yeah, I get marginally more responses on twitter, but the quality of those responses is still... not up to the standards of conversation I regularly had on G+. Deeply limited response lengths, limited curation/moderation abilities, and algorithmic shuffling make deep discussion much harder.
A Mastodon instance for tabletop gamers.