Hi Fediverse 👋
let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial
Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔
As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂
@aral Hi, thanks for pointing out the ambiguity of my profile description concerning the person behind the new account. See my pinned post (the one I'm replying to here) for the whole background. 🤔
I will update my profile info as soon as I can - will take a few days though as I can't do this via app. 🙂
@the_englishman I will do so, already wrote down your handle after your first offer to help 😁
@edheil That's true, could be a cause. And I hope they are OK too
@switchingsoftware thank you very much for reviving the good work! I hope the original author is okay. I missed switching social. The whole project has been a very meaningful contribution to our fediverse life
@zem I'm aware of this issue 🙂 The changes will take some time as I have to maintain German and English version now and the latter is currently quite a mess 😅
@njoseph_1 Love the idea of sharing one's personal stack 👍 Some interesting entries in there I havent heard of yet 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Hope we come to know about what happened
@danjones Exactly! That's also my goal for this 😁 I'm currently preparing everything.
Btw: The current codebase is already open-source:
But as it is quite a mess, I'm setting up a project from scratch currently:
Call for feedback and maintainers / helpers will follow soon 🙂
@switchingsoftware What happened?
@Sylphox To the original site/author? Noone knows 🙁
@switchingsoftware That's extremely eerie and definitely scary.
I found so many alternatives through #switchingsocial- I hope the original author is OK, and thanks for stepping up! I didn't always agree with some of the choices or the reasons, but I don't think that's any reason to harangue any person, and I hope that's not what happened, and that they are safe and happy. 😞
> I didn't always agree with some of the choices or the reasons, but I don't think that's any reason to harangue any person
unfortunately, everybody doesn't agree with you about that last part, especially on the instances and areas that the rest of the fed's trying to quarantine 😔
hopefully they're okay
but the anonymity wasn't a mistake, it seems
@switchingsoftware it's pretty cool how "SwiSo" lets you pretty seamlessly switch from Social to Software, which I think is a better term anyway since it doesn't leave you focused on just social terms.
Thanks for taking the time to get something back up so quickly; I know a lot of people relied on the previous account.
When I try to go to switching dot social, my security software does not like.
"Web Protection by
Suspicious page blocked for your protection
[https switching dot social slash switching]
Your connection to this web page is not safe due to an untrusted security certificate.
Phishing sites often use fake certificates that trigger this alert, and their goal is to obtain your sensitive information."
@switchingsoftware @tobias @swisode Im here to help as well. Let me know what I can do.
https://boneheadmedia.com is at your service as well. Ill definately be adding you to the important links page soon. Switching.social was key in getting me into the fediverse and off the big tech. Time to pay it forward
@switchingsoftware Thanks so much, Tobias :) And thanks again for doing this. I will start referring people to switching.software from now on :)
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