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I’m not wrong here, am I?

@stux Not at all. Entitlement is never OK.

@stux

@Barbie_kalai emotion aagitapla

@stux Please ignore such "requests". Focus on the core of your service. You are doing an amazing job. :)

@stux No. But then it's pretty easy to be taken for granted. All you have to do is something good twice, and people will start taking you for granted.

@stux Absolutely not wrong. Hug.

@vimoh Thank you 😉

@stux
Not at all, Nanba! (Friend, in Tamil). First Security Needs, then Social Needs. Abraham Maslow's Theory of Hierarchical Needs! 😊

@stux
You are doing great job.
Keep it up.

Zero tolerance to those who issue such threats

@stux
You are not wrong Stux.
That kind of asking is almost threat like.
We go with what a platform provides and whatever improvements we get.
We can ask, nicely.
Upto admins, what can be provided and as per resources.
What I needed was bookmark and I got it on mastodon.social.

You are absolutely right.

@stux @vimoh Much love to you, @stux.

@stux dont worry..ignore those type of threats

@stux Absolutely not. You are doing an amazing job.

To threaten to leave, because his request was not actioned right away, in a service that he is enjoying for free and which doesn’t sell his data or sell him ads!! What entitlement 😜 What audacity

@stux sorry some ppl can be self oriented. Keep up your good work thinkerguns

@stux /r/choosingbeggars would like to have a conversation with you. Please share your experience there.

@stux ignore them, we all know you want to do the best for the community. You don't have to honor every request. You have my support and every one else's who knows this. :)

@stux

Just make a tutorial on how to make emojis or if its available online put up a link for it on a pinned toot.

Don’t spoon feed the community.

Tomorrow they will ask you to wash your clothes and change their diapers aslo

(But can non admins even make emojis?)

@KnottedBow

@stux

Just make a tutorial on how to make emojis or if its available online put up a link for it on a pinned toot.

Don’t spoon feed the community.

Tomorrow they will ask you to wash their clothes and change their diapers aslo 😅

(But can non admins even make emojis?)

@KnottedBow

@Full_marx That's the 'problem'. Only admins can add custom emoji and for good reasons 😉

If we get too many the loading time will be huge on the emoji picker.. And we don't want any racist emoji and such.. 🙂

@KnottedBow

@stux thanks a million for this batman out of all the super heroes it had to be my favourite.love you loads underheart

@stux

How about pay per emoji ?

5 dollars per emoji haaan?

@KnottedBow

@Full_marx I also had that idea for a perk on Patreon or something but then I'll create a barrier I'm afraid between paying and non-paying users and I don't want that 😉 @KnottedBow

@stux you are one of the favourite instance admins here. You do more than your bit. Am sorry sometimes we go overboard with entitlements, you are not obliged to serve individual requests. Do polls for repeated requests and unless 100 plus users agree don’t do it

@stux @Full_marx@qoto.org @KnottedBow now if that's not equality and fairness then what is ?👏👏👏👏👏

@stux I've honestly been feeling really bad for you cause most new user have migrated over for a very different reason than usual and have no idea about the concept of foss or how it even works. I'm not sure why they think you're benefiting from this , and if they don't, then the demands are even more rude. Not to mention the donations required. This makes me angry. I get that everyone like a little extra features but this is not cool.

@stux No, you are not. I hate to say this but a lot of Indians have the habit of being choosing beggars. They ca behave like they are entitled to something while not being polite about it. So, I'd say ignore or mute those people.

Rant

@stux I've honestly been feeling really bad for you cause most new user have migrated over for a very different reason than usual and have no idea about the concept of foss or how it even works. I'm not sure why they think you're benefiting from this , and if they don't, then the demands are even more rude. Not to mention the donations required. This makes me angry. I get that everyone like a little extra features but this is not cool.

@stux

Ignore the negativity !!

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@stux
blobsnuggle Hugs.

Keep it up, ignore those entitled scumbags. You doing good blobthumbsup

Little FYI;

I am NOT earning ANYTHING from mstdn.social 😉 In fact it's the opposite, Every week I work about 40-50 hours for a company so I can earn money and pay for the servers, domain, media storage and email services and don't get me wrong. I'm VERY happy to do that ❤️ and I will NOT stop doing that for a long time!

We do get donations and that's a BIG help! But still I need to pay much from my own pocket so keep that in mind. We are not a company, we are not Twitter, we drive on ! ❤️

@Riya89 Thank you 😍 I really love the hashtag 😊

@stux you have created a beautiful place. Thank you for your great work.

@stux hey man, I feel for you. Centralised for profit sites and software have spoiled people. Most can’t warp their head around FOSS and the concept. The old adage holds true. Do not feed the trolls (yes they are trolls, albeit unknowingly but trolls)

@stux @KnottedBow

Yup.

Hammer and Sickles Everywhere.

The platform is open to everyone and its usage doesn’t depend on wether or not you’re paying or non paying.

It is a fair system.

But an emoji is a perk. Having it or not having it doesn’t affect the way you can use the system. It doesn’t affect free speech.

All it does is burden you and create stress.

Hammer and sickle systems fail eventually.

Your efforts have a price, please demand it.

@stux
🤗🤗🤗
Really sad that this had to be said.
You continue to do what you do, please.
It's really sweet of you to address everyone's concern too, even though some come across as mean.

@stux I'm sorry 😔

@Full_marx Ah man! That's so nicely said.. Now I'm going to rethink it..! ❤️
@KnottedBow

@Barbie_kalai It's okay ❤️

@stux the way you respond to the queries and needs is quite impressive. i use this as an opportunity to thank you for maintaining and constantly refining the platform which promotes freedom

@st_in Thank you :)

@stux I'm not a member of your instance, but I appreciate your work, efforts & creativity, in building an instance with extra custom features, & added personal friendliness. You are giving more than you have to, & that's as good as it gets. Ty.

@stux that's the beauty of mastodon

@stux you know what I say about the people threatening. Fuck 'em. If they can't understand that you are only human and don't want to spend all your time "working" (either for your job or for community) then they can shove off. You do what you do and fuck the ungreatful ones.

@stux NP🤗

💞💕 💞💕

@stux 😉❤❤

@stux keep going! Don't stress yourself :-)

@stux

I pay a few dllrs a month to my instance admin;
I think all users should be able to afford spending only one dllr/mo.

❤️ Please support your admins ❤️

@stux
Oh! And about emojis, consider having an emojo-exclusive admin to help you out with it.

Having a team is always good blobwink

@mgrondin People are threatening @stux? 0030 Entitled little...

@kondrai @stux ama hurt panniten... 😭😭

@Barbie_kalai @stux என்ன புள்ளடா,கொஞ்சம் முன்கோபம்..
விடு நம்ம ஆளூதான..மறந்துடுவான்.

@kondrai @stux paavam romba hurt aagittan.. 💔

@Barbie_kalai @stux சமாதான புறா பறக்க விட்டுடு..அவ்ளோதான் ..

@kondrai @stux i done.. 😔

@Barbie_kalai No, don't worry 😉 You said sorry and that's enough for me! ❤️ I will leave this for future user request in the hope that they can understand why it can take a little longer for me 🙂 We are all good girl! ❤️

@stux girl ????😳😳😳

@stux @Barbie_kalai என்ன மனுசன்யா👌

@stux wow... 😍😍😍😍😘

@stux We love you Stux. You are doing some great work. 🤗

@stux @Barbie_kalai 🙄🙄😍😍😍😍😍😍

@stux thank you so much.

@stux Thank you for your service ! 😊😊😊

@Salm456 Very welcome! 🙇

@stux not only you we too https://tamiltoot.online are here. Doing for Social & Community! No earning but a satisfaction while setting a thing community is above everything. buddha

@sivaprakashsj Welcome to the ! 😍 Well said my friend!

This posting from @stux perfectly outlines the dichotomy of Mastodon. The overwhelming majority of instances are privately operated and that presents some benefits and challenges.

@Jeff Thank you Jeff 🙂

@stux Absolutely not! Sometimes I wonder how you get the time to fulfill emoji requests. A lil tip from me: ignore the narcissistic requests for dp emojis. It does nothing other than boosting the requester's ego, and once the vanity fades off, even they themselves will not use it.

Lots of ❤️​.

@stux I am not on mstdn.social but thank you for your contribution to the fediverse

@stux this is true atleast on mstdn.io with large collection of animated emojis. Who doesn't want to have loads of emoji options, but loading them and refreshing them is crazy long. There has to be better caching ttl instructions of sorts from server to client. @Full_marx @KnottedBow

@stux 😃 "treats"
Some day you'll let all that negativity get to you and maybe screw up at work. You'd drop everything and go, "fuck it! I'm off to the Bermuda triangle!" Everything you built up would go away before you know it.
Be bit more admin. To take a lesson from foss itself, look at how the warranty or lack of it is worded for foss software. Free software comes with no warranty. Similarly, services offered generously like free software should not come with any promises than basic freedoms.

@stux and also you are so quick in responding to users' queries. You are very hard working and nice! Prayers.

@stux Curious what’s the per month cost of keeping this instance running?

@stux 😍😍😍

@tariquesani Currently around €125-€150 ;-)

@stux @tariquesani oh wow, Mastodon is really expensive blobcatdeficit

@mewmew Including
media storage, email services and all servers @tariquesani

@stux

How many active users you have right now??

@tariquesani

@stux

..all of my friends....to move next level..

@stux Sounds about what I had estimated. Thanks.

@mewmew quality hosting is expensive...

@stux @mewmew What mail service do you use?

@stux

The figure on that page is weird.
User count is less than active user count. I don't understand how that works.

Shouldn't active users be less than total users?

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If that's the case with 4.51k, effective cost per user is EUR - is 0.03

But suppose only 500 end up paying 5 euros / year could work no?

@tariquesani

@null0x0 Mailgun :) @mewmew

@Full_marx Haha I'm also wondering the same thing. Maybe @Gargron could explain this? Maybe it's due migrated users or something?

Yes sure, that would be more then enough I guess :)

@tariquesani

@mewmew and this will keep going up as the users increase. We users should be willing to pitch in soon.

@stux

@tariquesani @stux yeah

hopefully you'll decentralize in the long run (start your own, smaller instances)

@mewmew
I pay like $35/mo
@stux @tariquesani

@mewmew that would be a type of pitching in too. I am very tempted to start a focused instance but that seems self defeating. We need more general topic instances talking about it. @stux

@sjw @stux @tariquesani I pay $3.50/month but soon to increase to $7/month because my database grows by ~4GB/month
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@stux

I thought the same but that would mean the total number that have migrated isn't disclosed.

Need more clarity on stats.

This is a gold mine of information.(Somewhat)

@Gargron @tariquesani

@tariquesani @stux nah, that'd be good to have - more instances on any topic are a plus

If you want to easily set up an instance I recommend Pleroma (pleroma.social), it's much cheaper and easier to set up.

If you want help, just ask

@stux @tariquesani 😳😳😳

@mewmew
Put it on a ZFS pool with zstd compression.
@stux @tariquesani

@sjw @stux @tariquesani how? (and will it slow my instance?)

@tariquesani @mewmew @stux Why not both? Sometimes people might want to talk in a more isolated way but also have a public forum, no?

@sjw @mewmew @stux @tariquesani

zstd compression

That’s reasonably expensive in terms of CPU, no?

@wolfie Sssshhh... I am also a lazy old man 😜

@mewmew @stux

@stux
did you include the cost of the man-hours you spend, in this calculation?
@tariquesani

@mewmew @stux @tariquesani Install FreeBSD or ZOL and do some partition stuff. I'd be more CPU usage but zstd is pretty fast so shouldn't have too big of an impact. Really depends on what compression level you go with.

@wolfie @mewmew @stux @tariquesani Nowhere near xz, bz2, gzip, etc. It's more comparable to lizard with ratios near gzip.

@sjw @mewmew @stux @tariquesani Not bad. Might look into that sort of setting for my systems. They’re already on ZFS.. because ZFS. I’ve got plenty of CPU to spare as well

@raining_night Nah, I don’t charge for that :-)

@tariquesani

@stux I'm not on your instance, but you're doing a great job 👍👍

It really takes a lot of effort to create and maintain a Fediverse instance. Hats off to you and all other admins

@freemo thank you for your efforts on maintaining qoto 👍👍

@stux
Donating to mastodon may not be easy for indians , unless u hv an office here.

@stux we can't thank you enough for doing this.

@stux No, you are not. I told you earlier also. People will demand all sort of stuff without giving a second thought. You have to learn to say a firm NO. Focus on good stuff, ignore the moody guys.

@stux not on your instance, but thank you. 😊

@Riya89@mastodon.social @vedhalam she.. 😍😍😍 sema la ❤❤❤