Bringing groups to Mastodon (private or public groups)


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Notes-taker(s): @risottobias@tech.lgbt

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Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

The need:

  • Facebook offers different kinds of groups
    • Private groups (ex: for friends or family members)
    • Semi-private groups (as a non-member, you can search for them but you cant see the content. You need to be approuved to become a member, then you can post)
    • Public groups: anyone can see the content, join and post
  • Lemmy and Kbin offer public groups
  • Fedigroups.social offer public and semi-public groups
  • No fediverse solution for private groups
    • There’s Matrix/Element that’s sort-of a solution for this usecase?


  • Moderation
    • How to give permission to group owners to self moderate their groups?
  • Sharing the messages accross multiple servers