I've just decommissioned

There was way too much spam/admin involved for what I got out of it. It's definitely got potential as a platform. However, even with email verification I still had >100 spam accounts created to maybe 2-3 real ones.

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@idanoo Sad to hear that. Would it makes a difference if account creation was by invite only? I'm interested in setting up some servers at some point and that was my plan to keep it manageable.

@strypey Possibly, personally I struggled to find any content I found interesting enough to keep on me on there. I was following a heap of instances I thought would be interesting but no luck. I'll keep mastodon/pixelfed and whatever else I run up as that's used by real people hah

@idanoo We can follow PeerTube channels with any AP account. So the only reason for hosting a PT instance is to host videos. I can see a benefit in having a PT instance specifically for videos from (or related to) Aoteaora. If you're willing to put back up. I would be keen to be your apprentice admin and do all the boring stuff.

@strypey Yeah this is true, I'm in the process of moving my .nz fedi sites onto other hosting at the moment so will take a look after all this is done

@draeath I'm active enough on here to manage the few accounts that slip through, but it still happens unfortunately

@idanoo This has been my experience too, the lack of content that is. I want the idea to succeed but there's things like Odysee splitting the already small number of people looking for a FOSS YouTube alternative, and too much junk/repeated content.
I'll keep my closed instance online for now but I barely look at it.

@michael I'm glad to see I'm not the only one! I considered keeping mine locked down but the content just wasn't there for me. Going to focus more on my other hosted platforms :)

I notice many spam accounts on my PT instance too.
It's sad that PT has so much junk content:(
IMHO we need more high quality PT instances which is the reason why i am so strict on my instance.

@official_videocave Yeah I might give that a go next time. I don't have enough content to contribute myself yet @michael

@idanoo This is why I run an invite-only instance. It's a little more tedious, but filters out a huge amount of potential spammers, since they have to talk to a human being and review a ToS first.

If you or anybody on your decomissioned instance would like an invite to @spectravideo , feel free to reach out.
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