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If you use the Fediverse, please consider donating to the instance you signed up on. Donations help keep the Fedi ad-free and privacy-friendly.

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@wiecek

Yes, definitely. That's another way of keeping the Fediverse going.

Sites like masto.host and federation.spacebear.ee make self-hosting possible even for non-tech people.

@feditips also make sure your instance admin isn't censoring your feed before you donate! don't give money to those who would decide for you what you are allowed to read and see.

@sneak

If the user wants a curated feed - like no NSFW or posts from bullshit instances?

@feditips

@selea @sneak @feditips Then they can curate themselves, or _ask_ the admin to do so. It shouldn't be the default.

I mean, apart from the obviously heinous shit, of course.

@doenietzomoeilijk

> I mean, apart from the obviously heinous shit, of course.

This is what I am talking about, nothing else.
And why is "asking the admin" the right way to do it? Why should other users decide what the other users should see and not see?

@sneak @feditips

@selea @sneak @feditips I think I might be misunderstanding you - do you want curation or not? And who should be the curator?

@feditips My admin has a Patreon account, which makes it easy.

@obsolete29 Been meaning to set this up for a while! Thanks so much for your support that spurred me to get this Patreon up and running:

patreon.com/indiewebsocial?fan

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