Hi @laura, even though i’m certainly not the most active person here on the ind.ie forum I have to say this place has brought to my attention a tremendous amount of info, ideas and alternatives over the past few years. It has also been a safe place for me to question on privacy issues and new techs.
To me, this has been truly invaluable and I’d hate to see it go away
I understand the upkeep can be hard to sustain and I didn’t quite know what to answer to that other post “vs mastodon”. A few months ago, following Aral’s mastodon I went ahead and opened an account there and found it to be very twitter-like except without the twitter. I already struggle to feed twitter so I didn’t pursue much on mastodon. That didn’t feel like adding much to the debate so I didn’t post it but here you go, that’s my two cents
As for your question
this might sound stupid but I find this forum great as is. Open place for discussion, anyone can post, with fair warnings against trolling, flooding, and search-before-you-ask. I don’t really expect anything more
I’ve no ideas to help you out, but here’s an encouraging thought .
(EDIT : I just went back to https://joinmastodon.org/ to check back on why it differs from twitter and Mastodon really is interesting. It’s just I’m such a bad social media user… It’s really worth checking out)