My vote is E. Happy to support funding a mastodon instance, but obviously, we need to be sure that's what the project will be using long term.
Maybe would be able to unblock those popular instances to reduce the overhead our volunteers have to do to manually confirm things?
Seems a waste of everyone's time to do that.


On Tue, Dec 13, 2022 at 1:18 PM Martin Owens <> wrote:
Ryan and Maren are giving some feedback on rocket chat.

The tldr; is that is blocking large numbers of popular
instances. This is causing a lot of manual confirmation of every new
follow from one of those many instances.

It's possible vectors may choose to move instances and this vote might
unfortunately be just at the wrong time. We should keep this idea open
for whichever instance our account ends up on.


On Sat, 2022-12-10 at 22:43 -0600, Ted Gould wrote:
> Background
> Inkscape currently has a Mastodon account on the server.
> It is an art focused Mastodon instance that has a wide variety of
> artists, but also allows anyone on the greater Fediverse to see the
> content Inkscape posts. The service is run by a set of volunteers
> that have a Patreon-style set-up to cover their costs of hosting, and
> other things that the project needs. This is their only source of
> funding (they don't sell ads, etc). Many users contribute to that as
> the "cost" of having an account on the service. Inkscape has not
> previously contributed to this service.
> There is unfortunately very little precedent on how much a social
> network account should cost. Most major networks are venture or ad
> supported and give out the accounts for zero-cost. Though it seems
> likely in the future Twitter will be charging $8/mo if you want your
> posts to be seen. No one is distinguishing between user or project
> account, though it is likely their costs are different based on
> volume.
> The service has a few ways to contribute, I'll work with
> them to figure out which is best to ensure they can use the funds at
> the lowest fee and is easy for the SFC to work with. All amounts are
> monthly for the 2023 calendar year. Marking each of the votes with
> "or less" and I'll take the highest amount that gets a simple
> majority. Please use the "Other" option if that's not how you'd like
> it to work.
> Proposal
> Vote to fund for the following amount monthly for the
> 2023 calendar year
> a. $5/mo for a total of $60 for 2023
> b. $10/mo for a total of $120 for 2023, or less
> c. $20/mo for a total of $240 for 2023, or less
> d. $__/mo for a total of $___ for 2023, or less
> e. None
> f. Other: ____
> Timeline
> Proposed: 2022-12-11
> Closes: 2022-12-18
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