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In case you missed it, the lead developer of open federated Reddit-alternative @prismo has put up a new flagship instance:

prismo.xyz

This replaces the previous instance (prismo.news) which suffered a major database failure.

You'll have to sign up if you want to post or upvote, but you can follow users and comment on posts from elsewhere on the Fediverse.

prismo.xyz/auth/sign_up

@switchingsocial

From what I've seen before, you can upvote from other Fediverse services by favoriting the posts. I'm pretty sure I did this from mastodon before.

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@khimaros @prismo

Prismo is federated through ActivityPub and is part of the Fediverse.

You can interact with Prismo instances from elsewhere in the Fediverse, such as from Mastodon etc.

@switchingsocial @prismo thanks! I had it in my head that notabug was also ActivityPub but, upon further inspection, it is not!

An interesting feature of notabug is that it prevents spam via a Proof-of-Work algorithm. Submitting new stories and voting are both limited on the client side by CPU bound computation.

I wonder if the Fediverse has anything to learn from this model.

@khimaros @prismo

Interesting...

I'm not a developer, but I think discussions of using "proof of work" included concerns about its environmental impact?

@switchingsocial @prismo yes, that is a very valid concern with PoW. It's possible the trade-off is an appropriate one however. If you want your voice to be echoed throughout the Fediverse. Maybe it's appropriate to put some skin in the game :)

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